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  1. shamsi moussavi
  2. http://www.massbay.edu/Faculty-Profiles/Shamsi-Moussavi.aspx
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  5. Massachusetts Bay Community College, Boston College, MentorNet
  1. Marina Bograd
  2. Associate Professor
  3. Presenter’s NSFRESOURCECENTERS
  4. Massachusetts Bay Community College, Boston College, MentorNet
  1. Giuseppe Sena
  2. http://www.massbay.edu/Faculty-Profiles/Giuseppe-Sena.aspx
  3. Associate Professor
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  5. Massachusetts Bay Community College, Boston College, MentorNet
  1. Susanne Steiger-escobar
  2. http://www.massbay.edu/icreat/bios/
  3. Professor
  4. Presenter’s NSFRESOURCECENTERS
  5. Massachusetts Bay Community College, Boston College, MentorNet

iCREAT

NSF Awards: 1501451

2018 (see original presentation & discussion)

Grades 9-12, Undergraduate

iCREAT project introduces students, from underrepresented groups in STEM, to Coding, Robotics, Electronics, and Technology to motivate them to pursue STEM fields of study and career.

iCREAT is a NSF-funded project. At the core of this project are two 3-credit multi-disciplinary project-based college courses, where students learn to apply engineering and programming concepts to create an autonomous robot or a telepresence. Each course emphasizes design of a project that has social justice in mind. Courses are taught using active learning and just-in-time instruction methods and small group discussions and team collaboration facilitate the development of critical and creative thinking, logical reasoning, and communication skills.

What makes the iCREAT program unique, is the integration of mentors and career counselors from our partners at Boston College and MentorNet. Students can connect with a mentor working in STEM field and receive career exploration and guidance from expert researchers as well as mentors.

During the summer, these college courses are taught for high school juniors, seniors and just-graduated seniors and during the Fall/Spring semesters, MassBay college students can take these courses.

Recruitment for summer courses targets high school students who are underrepresented in STEM professions: minorities, women, and the first-in-family to go to college. We have a strong relationship with area high schools, where our liaisons identify and encourage underrepresented student to attend these courses.

In this video, the students invite us to view their work and tell us, in their own words, about their learning experiences in the courses. The essential and important parts of the projects are also presented by the Co-PIs.

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