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Insights from Engineering a Community-Family Partnership Project

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2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual Conference

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July 26, 2021

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July 26, 2021

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July 19, 2022

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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14

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Amber Simpson State University of New York at Binghamton Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-5467-4885

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Amber Simpson is a Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education in the Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership Department at Binghamton University. Her research interests include (1) examining individual’s identity(ies) in one or more STEM disciplines, (2) understanding the role of making and tinkering in formal and informal learning environments, and (3) investigating family engagement in and interactions around STEM-related activities. Before joining BU, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Indiana University-Bloomington. She earned a Ph.D. in mathematics education from Clemson University.

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Adam V. Maltese Indiana University Bloomington Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-8422-9395

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Professor of Science Education

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Jing Yang Indiana University Bloomington

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Jing Yang is a Ph.D. Candidate in Science Education with a minor in Learning Sciences at Indiana University-Bloomington. She received her Ph.D in Chemistry from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2019. She had experience in developing and teaching K-12 science curriculum in both formal and informal settings. Her research interests include the use of Making activities to promote STEM learning.

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Jungsun Kim Indiana University Bloomington Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-8937-5332

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Jungsun Kim, Ph.D. is a research scientist at Indiana University at Bloomington. Her research focuses on how students can consistently develop their talent throughout their educational experiences and how parents, school, and community support students, specifically, who are in underrepresented groups.

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Peter N. Knox Binghamton University (State University of New York)

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Peter Knox is a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Community and Public Affairs at Binghamton University (State University of New York). His research is focused on family-school-community partnerships, social and familial capital, rural education, and education policy.

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Soo Hyeon Kim Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-5154-8381

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Soo Hyeon Kim is an assistant professor of Library and Information Science at School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Her scholarly goal is to broaden STEM participation for socially marginalized groups by designing constructionist learning environments and mobile technologies to empower youth, families, and informal educators. Previously, she worked as a project manager to develop smartphones.

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Nikeetha Farfan D'Souza Indiana University Bloomington

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Nikeetha Farfan D’Souza is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis in science education, at Clemson University. D’Souza’s research interests revolve around the role of identity, culture and power in STEM education. Specifically, her research utilizes critical theoretical perspectives and methods to examine how power & identity/culture of students and educators interact within learning spaces and influence student learning and student success in STEM, especially of marginalized and underrepresented students.

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Abstract

The objective of this three-year National Science Foundation’s Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (NSF-ITEST) project is to develop, implement, and refine a program for integrating engineering design practices with an emphasis on emerging technologies (i.e., making, DIY electronics) into home environments of families with a child in grade 3-6 from under-resourced communities. This project has two components. Each family (1) defines a home- or community-based problem and creates a prototype to improve the lives of self or others; and (2) engages in low-cost engineering design kits in their home environments. This paper presents findings from two years of interview data, as well video data collected in project sessions and home environments from 21 families. Results are presented as highlights of finding from on-going analyses to address three research aims.

Simpson, A., & Maltese, A. V., & Yang, J., & Kim, J., & Knox, P. N., & Kim, S. H., & Farfan D'Souza, N. (2021, July), Insights from Engineering a Community-Family Partnership Project Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://strategy.asee.org/37344

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