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ChemVLab+: Helping students think like chemists

ChemVLab+: Helping students think like chemists

Did you attend high school when chemistry instruction focused on isolated facts and procedures without any real-world context? This traditional form of instruction left students without the tools to think conceptually like a chemist. However, in…
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Enhancing STEM Education & NGSS Implementation

Enhancing STEM Education & NGSS Implementation

Over the past 30 years, there has been a decline in the number of U.S. college graduates seeking careers in science and engineering. Teaching Opportunities for Partners in Science (TOPS) of Santa Clara Valley is a volunteer program affiliated with…
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Women in STEM- How can we help increase the numbers?

Women in STEM- How can we help increase the numbers?

The past three years I have been busy working on my doctorate in Educational Leadership with a concentration in STEM Leadership.
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The Saga of Cell Phones

The Saga of Cell Phones

When I went to junior high, my father made sure I had quarters in my pocket. After all, what if I needed to get in touch with him? (I might have forgotten my lunch or homework.)
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SpaceCV and the Quest Institute: Pioneering STEM and ISS Education Through NGSS

Space, the next frontier. Today’s students will be tomorrow’s scientists, astronauts, and inventors. How can we as educators teach and inspire students for careers that are not yet created? We have the power to inspire students to look beyond Earth…
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