Presentation Title

The Effect of After School STEM Education and the Impact on Student Learning

Advisor Information

Christine Cutucache

Location

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

4-3-2016 10:45 AM

End Date

4-3-2016 12:15 PM

Abstract

Previous reports indicate that afterschool programs increase learning in the school day and excite students in STEM topics. In this research project, we describe NE STEM 4U, an afterschool program that provides programming in STEM content to socioeconomically disadvantaged middle school students in Omaha, NE. This program’s impact was assessed based on i.) short-term, individual student gains in STEM content knowledge through pre- and post-testing and ii.) how the program was delivered in terms of appropriateness for age group and content using the Dimensions of Success tool. Through Mann-Whitney testing, statistically significant gains in STEM content knowledge were observed over short-term assessment using a multiple-group, pre-test post-test research design that compared scores in STEM content by the students before and after the program. Herein, we highlight how this program has impacted students in Omaha Public Schools.

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Mar 4th, 10:45 AM Mar 4th, 12:15 PM

The Effect of After School STEM Education and the Impact on Student Learning

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Previous reports indicate that afterschool programs increase learning in the school day and excite students in STEM topics. In this research project, we describe NE STEM 4U, an afterschool program that provides programming in STEM content to socioeconomically disadvantaged middle school students in Omaha, NE. This program’s impact was assessed based on i.) short-term, individual student gains in STEM content knowledge through pre- and post-testing and ii.) how the program was delivered in terms of appropriateness for age group and content using the Dimensions of Success tool. Through Mann-Whitney testing, statistically significant gains in STEM content knowledge were observed over short-term assessment using a multiple-group, pre-test post-test research design that compared scores in STEM content by the students before and after the program. Herein, we highlight how this program has impacted students in Omaha Public Schools.