New Jersey Institute of Technology to Participate in The 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase: COVID, Equity & Social Justice
STEM in Your Home from NJIT will be featured May 11th-18th at https://stemforall2021.videohall.com/
Newark, NJ, May 04, 2021 — Dr. Bruce Bukiet, Professor of Mathematical Sciences and Associate Dean in the College of Science and Liberal Arts, and Dr. James Lipuma, Director of the Collaborative for Leadership, Education, and Assessment Research (CLEAR) at NJIT will be featured in the 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase funded by the National Science Foundation. The event will beheld online May 11th – 18th at https://stemforall2021.videohall.com/
The presentation, entitled STEM in Your Home, looks at how the LiFE (Leadership and iSTEAM for Females in Elementary School) project that works with STEM clubs, especially for girls, in grades K-6 pivoted when the pandemic hit and changed from supporting the clubs mostly in person to developing STEM videos and accompanying activity plans that participants could take part in from home. The project was funded by the NSF INCLUDES program Award No. 1744490.
Project PI, Bruce Bukiet explained that “The LiFE project has transitioned into STEM for Success to address the need to enable all students, especially those from underrepresented groups to participate in hands-on STEM activities. STEM for Success provides the opportunity for students to engage in STEM from their own homes using materials commonly found at home to promote success through STEM. By participating in the STEM for All Video Showcase we hope to spread the word about our efforts to the wide audience the showcase reaches.”
Now in its seventh year, the annual showcase will feature over 250 innovative projects aimed at improving Science, Math, Engineering and CS education, which have been funded by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies. During the 8 day event, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and members of the public are invited to view the short videos, discuss them with the presenters online, and vote for their favorites.
The theme for this year’s event is “COVID, Equity & Social Justice.” Video presentations address broadening participation, impacts of COVID on STEM teaching and learning, design implementation on STEM and CS programs, research informing STEM and CS teaching and learning, and measuring impact of innovative programs. Collectively the presentations cover a broad range of topics including science, mathematics, computer science, engineering, cyberlearning, citizen science, maker spaces, broadening participation, research experiences, mentoring, professional development, NGSS and the Common Core.
Last year’s STEM for All Video Showcase is still being accessed, and to date has had over 86,000 unique visitors from 180 countries.
The STEM for All Video Showcase is hosted by TERC, in partnership with: STEMTLnet, CADRE, CAISE, CIRCL, STELAR, CS for All Teachers, NARST, NCTM, NSTA, NSF INCLUDES, and QEM. The Showcase is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (#1922641).