Maximizing Learning Objectives in Undergraduate Research Journals
Undergraduate research journals (URJs) introduce students to the peer review and publication processes, teaching them to write manuscripts that will b...
By Shamel Basaria, Taylor S. Ginieczki, Shloka V. Janapaty, Rohan Nigam, and Davis H. Smith
Conversion of Traditional Face-to-Face MLS Hematology Courses Into Remote Delivery
The design of a hybrid Hematology I course (prepandemic) was adopted for Hematology II and facilitated our conversion of Hematology II into a fully re...
By Sanjeeda Jafar, Shruti Budhani, and Diane Wilson
Examining the Effects of STEM Identity and Teaching Identity on Science and Mathematics Teaching Identity and Persistence in a Teaching Program
In response to the demand for more STEM-certified teachers, identity has emerged as a theoretical lens for examining how candidates can be recruited i...
By Ingelise Giles, Nicole Cook, Zahra Hazari, Maria Fernandez, and Laird Kramer
Using Popular Fiction to Inspire Scientific Inquiry
Many teacher educator preparation programs do not provide opportunities for preservice teachers (PSTs) to experience and examine the use of popular fi...
By Kristin Cook and Winn Wheeler
Using Growth Rings on Wooden Blocks and Plywood to Enhance Students’ Spatial Reasoning Skills
Spatial reasoning is one of the most challenging skills to master in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. This article...
By Jeff B. Chaumba and Josphine Chaumba
Improving Retention and Graduation of Female Engineering and Polytechnic Students With First-Year Interventions
Prior research in student retention emphasizes that building students’ connections with the institution and their peers is key. Students from underr...
By Anne Lucietto, Holden Buckner, and Antonia Munguia
Overcoming Obstacles and Finding Support for Teaching Critical Thinking in STEM
This qualitative research study aimed to discover what obstacles and supports community college teachers in science, technology, engineering, and math...
By Christa Evangelisto
A Hands-on Activity to Understand the Nature of Science and Authentic Scientific Inquiry in Large Laboratory Courses
Integrating authentic research practices into introductory laboratory courses to prepare tomorrow’s scientists has become increasingly prevalent ove...
By Lin Xiang and Madhusudan Srinivasan
Facilitating Departmental and Institutional Change for Expanding Undergraduate Research Experiences
Increased sustainable access to undergraduate research opportunities, particularly for historically underrepresented populations, involves transformin...
By Rebecca Friesen and Adriana Cimetta
Initial Development and Validation of the Biology Teaching Assistant Role Identity Questionnaire (BTARIQ)
Graduate teaching assistants (TAs) may identify with multiple roles during their introductory biology teaching experiences. This study developed an in...
By Amy E. Kulesza and Dorinda J. Gallant