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  1. Jan Mokros
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  3. Senior Research Scientist
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  1. Sue Allen
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  5. Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance
  1. Jennifer Atkinson
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  3. Project Manager, STEM Guides
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  1. Sandy Copel-Parsons
  2. 4-H Community Education Assistant/STEM Guide
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  1. Kyle Winslow
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STEM Guides: Building Coherent Infrastructure in Rural Communities

NSF Awards: 1322827

2018 (see original presentation & discussion)

Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Informal / multi-age

What if rural middle and high school students had opportunities to get involved in STEM during their free time the way that they get involved in sports? What if there were clubs, library programs, events, and contests that gave young people opportunities to grow their science skills, deepen their passions, and become team players?

 These opportunities already exist throughout rural areas. The NSF-funded project “STEM Guides” is providing: (1) ways to connect various pieces of the STEM infrastructure, and (2) creative models to support STEM learning in underserved rural communities that lack traditional resources like science centers. The project creates and studies an innovative model of capacity-building: small networks of people who serve as “STEM Guides.” The Guides are trained to identify a range of existing STEM resources available in their regions, and to connect STEM-interested youth with them. The project is implementing and studying the networks in five Maine low-income, rural regions, providing resources and professional development.

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