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STEM Starters+ team presents at AERA in San Antonio

Left to right: Jill Adelson (University of Louisville), Ann Robinson, Kristy Kidd, Christine Deitz (University of Arkansas - Little Rock)

Left to right: Jill Adelson (University of Louisville), Ann Robinson, Kristy Kidd, Christine Deitz (University of Arkansas – Little Rock)

The STEM Starters+ research team presented twice at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association in late April. The team is assembled in front of the structured poster session in this photo. A paper, A Talent for Tinkering: Developing Talents in Young Low-Income Children through Engineering Curriculum, was also presented by Drs. Robinson and Adelson at the meeting.

 

 

 

Gail Hughes, Kristy Kidd, and Ann RobinsonDr. Gail Hughes and Dr. Ann Robinson talk about STEM grants at a UA Little Rock Lunch & Learn.

 

 

 

The Fagroupmily of Martha Gaunt Bass was recognized as the 2017 Friend of the Mahony Center at the College of Education and Health Professions Recognition & Awards Ceremony

 

 

 

Dr. Deitz is a guest blogger at Savvy Magazine with her “Becoming Gifted” Article

Dr. DeitzToday’s public schools do more than a respectable job of identifying children of advanced ability for gifted and talented programs and services. Gifted services are typically decided on a case-by-case basis, and on a child’s need for creative and critical learning experiences beyond the traditional classroom. In short, gifted children require special services and supported opportunities to fully develop their potential.  More

Research team finds benefits of engineering lessons for first graders

Dr. Jill Adelson, Kristy Kidd, and Dr. Ann Robinson

STEM Starters+ Research Team: Dr. Jill Adelson, Kristy Kidd, and Dr. Ann Robinson

After extensive investigation through the STEM Starters+ program, researchers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock found that even at the first-grade level, students can benefit from engineering lessons.

Students who participated in the STEM Starters+ lessons not only developed a greater understanding of engineering, but they also learned more science and were more highly engaged in learning.

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Arkansas Gifted and Talented Study Incorporates EiE

Kristy Kidd of STEM Starters+ at an EiE workshop.

Kristy Kidd of STEM Starters+ at an EiE workshop.

Researchers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock are using EiE in a study that aims to promote equity in gifted and talented programs. STEM Starters The STEM Starters+ research project at University of Arkansas-Little Rock is using Engineering is Elementary (EiE).

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Blog highlights STEM Starters+ research