This paper presents EDC’s findings from the case studies of three National Science Foundation-funded STEM projects involving successful youth co-design team activities.

Key Findings

  • The most appealing and engaging activities for youth are effective and accurate data collection and product creation tools.
  • The use of media as a leverage to engage youth in STEM can be highly effective.
  • Providing opportunities for youth to learn more about STEM, STEM topics, and STEM careers is as important as helping them to see themselves in new roles (e.g., researcher, Web designer).

Related Projects: STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR)

Type of Resource: Research paper

Length: 18 pages

Date: 2014

Resource Details

Sarita Pillai, Kimberly Lucas, Alice Mello
Associated Experts
Managing Project Director

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