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Saturday, October 20 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Afterschool Programs to Broaden Participation in Making

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Making can engage youth in authentic experiences involving science and technology. We seek to broaden youth participation in making, and prepare future teachers to effectively include making and STEM in their classrooms. Mobile Making and iTeachSTEM are university-based afterschool making programs that operate within local middle schools. Highly qualified and ethnically diverse undergraduate science majors and teacher candidates lead youth participants in authentic making activities during weekly sessions. Objectives include increases in the participants’ interest and self-efficacy related to Making and STEM, and their perception of the relevance of STEM/making in everyday life. Evaluation has documented positive impacts on the participants and facilitators, and the programs create a sustainable maker ecology within the region. We will share outcomes, lessons learned, and our assessment methods and tools, and describe how other universities can engage in or initiate similar efforts.

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Charles De Leone

Faculty, California State University San Marcos
Charles De Leone is Associate Director of the CSUSM Center for Research and Engagement in STEM Education. He is a professor of physics and has been the PI and co-PI on multiple private and federal grants aimed at developing, adapting, and implementing best practices science curriculum... Read More →
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April Nelson

California State University San Marcos
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Edward Price

Faculty, California State University San Marcos
Dr. Edward Price is Director of the CSUSM Center for Research and Engagement in STEM Education, and PI of the CSUSM Mobile Making program. He is a Professor in Physics at California State University San Marcos, with a Ph.D. in physics from UCSD. His research interests include how... Read More →
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Sinem Siyahhan

Associate Professor, Cal State San Marcos
Sinem Siyahhan is Associate Director of the CSUSM Center for Research and Engagement in STEM Education. She is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology and Learning Sciences, and a core faculty member in the Educational Leadership Joint Doctoral Program at California State... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm PDT
Idea Lab (fits 24 people, LOWER LEVEL)