STEM Education and Afterschool Programs: Presenting Evidence-Based, Unbiased Research to Examine the Family Impact of Policies and Programs

 

The subject of the fourth Iowa Family Impact Seminar, held on February 8, 2013, was STEM Education and Afterschool Programs: Presenting Evidence-Based, Unbiased Research to Examine the Family Impact of Policies and Programs.

 

The featured speaker was Jeff Weld. 

 

Jeff Weld is the Executive Director of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, Director of the Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership, and Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Northern Iowa. His presentation was entitled "STEM Education and After-School Programs."

 

It was followed by a panel, moderated by Dianne Bystrom, that included Lynne Campbell, Connie Hargrave, Holly Bignall, Jenny Becker, Vic Jaras, and Jay Staker.

 

Lynne Campbell is the Manager of North Central STEM Hub.

Connie Hargrave is the Director of Science Bound.

Holly Bignall is an Extension Program Specialist with the Iowa STEM 4-H Youth Program.

Jenny Becker is the Executive Director of the Charitable Corporation and Manager of Community Relations at Rockwell Collins

Vic Jaras is an Educational Technology Consultant with the Iowa Department of Education and Program Director of 21st Century Community Learning Centers, TITLE IVB Grant.

Jay Staker is an STEM Program Specialist at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Associate Director for Education with the Iowa Space Grant Consortium.

Dianne Bystrom is the Director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University.

 

Additional materials from this seminar include:

 

STEM: Good Jobs Now and for the Future by David Langdon, George McKittrick, David Beede, Beethika Khan, and Mark Doms

Successful K-12 STEM Education by National Research Council of the National Academies

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics by Anthony P. Carnevale, Nicole Smith, and Michelle Melton

Outcomes Linked to High-Quality Afterschool Programs: Longitudinal Findings from the Study of Promising Afterschool Programs by Deborah Lowe Vandell, Elizabeth R. Reisner, and Kim M. Pierce

Afterschool Programs That Follow Evidence-Based Practices to Promote Social and Emotional Development Are Effective by Joseph A. Durlak and Roger P. Weissberg

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