Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Tools to Teach STEM in K-12"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Summer 2012 - DURI
Research area(s):
STEM, K-12 Education
Project Description:
The research question is that by increasing K-12 student and teacher knowledge of STEM we will increase their confidence. The project will connect with teachers and students to understand the challenges they have in teaching and learning STEM areas. Tools and models will be developed to assist teachers in connecting STEM areas with real careers. One of the final products would be a web portal that teachers and students would have access to use the tools, facilitate learning, and evaluate outcomes.
Expected Student Contributions:
The intern will be collecting data from teachers and students, developing tools with the assistance of professors, and possibly developing the web portal.
Related Website(s):
To be developed during this project
Desired Qualifications:
Internet webpage development knowledge would be helpful. STEM areas of study. GPA 2.5 or better.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?

Professor in Charge

Koch, Daphene
bldg construction management technology

Student Supervisor

Daphene Koch
Assistant Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Mary E. Johnson
Aviation Technology / Technology