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Title:iDiscover: Inspiring youth to pursue STEM
Author(s):Knopp, Daniel; Greene, Olivia; Counts, Clea
Subject(s):STEM
Information
Pittsburgh
Diversity
Education
information policy
information organization
information services
knowledge management
research methods
social and community informatics
qualitative data analysis
quantitative data analysis
Abstract:This program was an experiment started in 2011 to look into the ways that we can diversify the STEM pipeline by targeting a group of middle-school students in Baltimore, Maryland. We also introduced Information Sciences principles during our presentation, but were limited by the near-complete lack of understanding about Information Sciences by the students at this public school. We worked with several sources to develop a set of handouts and materials that we hoped would assist the students in pursuing STEM and Information Sciences in college. Surveys were administered to gather preliminary data on our efforts. We then created a Wiki (idiscover.wikispot.org) where further development of the project from other parties can continue.
Issue Date:2013-02
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:Knopp, D., Green, O., & Counts, C. (2013). iDiscover: Inspiring youth to pursue STEM. iConference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 654-656). doi:10.9776/13249
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/41282
DOI:10.9776/13249
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-02-01


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