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Attend a Class on How to Create Science Videos With Your Smartphone

SciFund Challenge and the Long Term Ecological Research Network are teaming up to offer another outreach training class for scientists! This one is all about learning to make short videos! Do you want to learn how to tell the public about your science through video? Do you want to have the skills to put together compelling short...

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Students Test Ecology Concepts With NEON Data

It’s one thing to read about ecological concepts in a textbook. It’s another to see them revealed by real-world data. Students in Paul Venturelli’s class at Ball State University recently explored key ecological concepts using data from the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) program. Paul, an Assistant Professor in the Ball State University Department of...

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Scientists reveal key insights into emerging water purification technology

With water scarcity a critical challenge across the globe, scientists and engineers are pursuing new ways to harvest purified water from unconventional sources, like seawater or even wastewater. One of those researchers is Tiezheng Tong, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, whose lab is studying an emerging technology called membrane distillation....

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Introducing the New STEM Center Website

Since its creation in 2011 the STEM Center at Colorado State University has served as a central hub of collaboration and connection in the STEM fields for campus members and the community. Although our original website served its purpose during the earlier stages of the Center we realized to best serve the needs of our...

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STEM Advancements Series

Welcome to the STEM Center’s series on STEM Advancements! We are excited to bring you regular articles focused on real research advancing our understanding of many different STEM topics. Colorado State University engages in world-class research in many science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. This series will be dedicated to highlighting real current STEM research...

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STEM in Everyday Life Series

Welcome to the STEM Center’s series on STEM in Everyday Life! We are excited to bring you regular articles focused on how you can see STEM in the world around you. Our life is surrounded by STEM, in our technology, when we shop, and even when we walk around town. This series will be dedicated...

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Tips for Developing STEM Education, Outreach, and Engagement

Welcome to the STEM Center’s Tips for Developing STEM Education, Outreach, and Engagement! We are excited to bring you this series of articles focused on many aspects of developing and implementing STEM programming, activities, and classroom resources. If you are interested in learning more how to plan programming, develop tools and resources, and implement programs...

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Resources for Grant Development Series

Welcome to the STEM Center’s Grant Development Resources! We are excited to bring you this series of articles focused on funding sources and grant development. Although our Center focuses on education, outreach, and engagement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, most of these resources will be useful to anyone involved in developing and submitting grant...

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Program Evaluation Resources Series

Welcome to the STEM Center’s Program Evaluation Resources! We are excited to bring you this series of articles focused on many aspects of program evaluation. Although our Center focuses on education, outreach, and engagement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, program evaluation is useful for anyone from program developers, funding organizations, and even individuals interested...

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Prefiguring Sustainability through Participatory Action Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Reflections and Recommendations for Student Development

Abstract: PAR-based UREs are undergraduate research experiences (UREs)—built into university-community partnerships—that apply principles of participatory action research (PAR) towards addressing community-defined challenges. In this paper, we advance PAR-based UREs as an action-oriented framework through which higher education institutions can simultaneously enact and advance the United Nations sustainable development agenda, while cultivating student development. We draw upon...

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