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In an effort to push STEM education beyond content-based memorization and towards the development of skills-based practices applicable to the careers of tomorrow, this paper describes how an interdisciplinary STEM course called Bioinspired Design improved self-reported measures of Innovation Skills in undergraduate students. In this course open to...
Honorable mention Idea Competition for Symposium on Imagining the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education https://www.nationalacademies.org/our-work/idea-competition-for-symposium-on-imagining-the-future-of-undergraduate-stem-education
Research in undergraduate STEM education often requires the collection of student demographic data to assess outcomes related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Unfortunately, this collection of demographic data continues to be constrained by socially constructed categories of race and ethnicity, leading to problematic panethnic groupings such as...
The goal of our i4’s Toward Tomorrow Program is to enrich the future workforce with STEM by providing students with an early, inspirational, interdisciplinary experience fostering inclusive excellence. We attempt to open the eyes of students who never realized how much their voice is urgently needed by providing an opportunity for involvement, imag...
Often, undergraduate STEM courses overlook the potentially impactful role of early course experiences on psychosocial variables that affect students’ academic achievement, retention, and persistence. In our Bioinspired Design course open to all majors and levels of STEM expertise, we designed a 3D printing activity meant to promote students’ academ...