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An Evaluation of STEM Integration Effectiveness by Artifact Analysis

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

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June 24, 2017

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June 28, 2018

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Analysis of Effectiveness and Impacts of Graduate Programs: Graduate Studies Division Technical Session 8

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Graduate Studies

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24

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Michael Wayne Coots Purdue University

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I am Graduate Student at Purdue University in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. Currently a Master's student in the Technology Leadership and Innovation (TLI) department, majoring in Engineering Technology Teacher Education (ETTE). My undergraduate degree was also from Purdue University in the TLI department, majoring in ETTE. I taught K-12 Engineering and Technology for one year at Shenandoah High School in Middletown, Indiana.

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Sarah Knapp Purdue University

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Master of Architecture, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (2013)
PhD Candidate, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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Amelia Chesley Purdue University

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Amelia Chesley is currently a PhD candidate in Rhetoric and Composition at Purdue University. She is interested in intellectual property, remix culture, transdisciplinarity, and online communities. Her dissertation research investigates the public curation and digitization work being performed by volunteers for the audiobook archive LibriVox.

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Nathan Mentzer Purdue University

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Nathan Mentzer is an assistant professor in the College of Technology with a joint appointment in the College of Education at Purdue University. Hired as a part of the strategic P12 STEM initiative, he prepares Engineering/Technology candidates for teacher licensure. Dr. Mentzer’s educational efforts in pedagogical content knowledge are guided by a research theme centered in student learning of engineering design thinking on the secondary level. Nathan was a former middle and high school technology educator in Montana prior to pursuing a doctoral degree. He was a National Center for Engineering and Technology Education (NCETE) Fellow at Utah State University while pursuing a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. After graduation he completed a one year appointment with the Center as a postdoctoral researcher.

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Dawn Laux Purdue University

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Dawn Laux is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Technology (CIT) at Purdue University. She has been with the University since 2007 and is responsible for teaching database fundamentals courses and introductory technology courses. Laux has 10 years of industrial experience in the information technology field, and her research area of interest includes technology readiness, the social impacts of technology, and increasing interest in the field of computing.

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Abstract

Improving the learning experience is the purpose of integrating curricula and providing students with explicit connections between disciplines. However, the mainstream application of STEM Integration often forsakes academic areas which are not within the scope of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. If STEM Integration continues as a practice and method of instruction, care should be taken as to how it is applied. This paper utilizes a modified version of the Engineering Design Process Portfolio Scoring Rubric (EDPPSR) as a method of evaluating technology students’ design portfolio in a design thinking course. Through artifact analysis using the EDPPSR, students’ self-documented design processes are evaluated on twelve different elements. The purpose of this paper is to pilot the research methods of using the EDPPSR and multiple raters.

Coots, M. W., & Knapp, S., & Chesley, A., & Mentzer, N., & Laux, D. (2017, June), An Evaluation of STEM Integration Effectiveness by Artifact Analysis Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27557

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