2016 STEAM Education PROCEEDINGS

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Abrokwaa, Clemente

University/Organization
College of the Liberal Arts Penn State University

Title
Science, Technology and Development: The Contributions of Ghanaian Universities Re-examined

Synopsis
This paper examines the scientific and technological contributions of Ghanaian Universities to the development of the Ghanaian society and its people, since their inception in the 1960s. It argues that the Universities have failed to contribute adequately to the scientific and technological development needs of the country due to several constricting factors.

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Afandi, Waleed

University/Organization
King Abdulaziz University

Title
Social Business Process Modeling: Opportunities and Challenges

Synopsis
Social BPM is a relatively novel approach to improving organizational processes through collaboration of various actors. At the heart of such approach is a combination of Business Process Management Systems and social networking technologies to create an IS-enabled architecture for participation and information exchange. This paper reviews the major opportunities and common challenges in modeling and implementing such systems.

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Alaghband, Gita

University/Organization
University of Colorado Denver.

Title
Parallel Programming Multi-core Computers

Synopsis
With advances in hardware technology, we as educators find ourselves with multi-core computers as servers, desktops, and personal computers in our laboratories while teaching students how to design for sequential environments. We propose to develop pedagogy for teaching undergraduate students how to develop software and design algorithms for multi-core architectures in a laboratory setting. The key success and challenge of this project will be helping students to think in parallel again.

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Antwi-Boasiako, Kwame Badu

University/Organization
Stephen F. Austin State University.

Title
The Politics of Affirmative Action Policy: How Brazil is Addressing Past Discrimination in Higher Education

Synopsis
The paper looks at slavery in Brazil and how past institutional discrimination against minorities has affected its educational system especially in universities. It discusses how federal policy is addressing the issue of discrimination in Brazil

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Bender, Diane

University/Organization
Arizona State University

Title
How a Pre-Internship Seminar Can Positively Impact the Internship

Synopsis
This presentation describes the development and implementation of an internship seminar that occurs prior to the summer internship to engage students in the job search process. The learning objectives, course activities, scheduling rationale, and advantages of the pre-internship seminar will be presented along with seminar topics. A study with students who had completed the seminar and an internship reveal their perceptions of the most and least helpful career planning seminar topics.

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Biffle III,Richard L.

University/Organization
Thomas College

Title
Introduction to S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) – Course Design and Implementation

Synopsis
This session will provide participants the opportunity to engage in a dialogue related to the planning, organization and delivery of an undergraduate STEAM course designed for first-year students. We will engage in a conversation of the processes that underlie how individuals become lifelong STEAM learners, STEAM practitioners and STEAM researchers as well as the structures and mechanisms that lead to achieving these outcomes

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Bower, Anne

University/Organization
Philadelphia University

Title
Incorporating Career Development in College Introductory Biology Promotes Clinical Experience in the Health Professions

Synopsis
Early career development results in greater far transfer of learning. A five component careers module was implement in freshman biology resulting in students completing and using a resume to successfully apply for and obtain clinical experience in the health professions.

Research tracking the successful increase in career experiences, interviews and internships from integrating formative career pathway exercises into a freshman biology course will be summarized.

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Huang, Jidong and et al

University/Organization
California State University, Fullerton

Title1
Integrating STEM Education with Entrepreneurship Practices at Middle Schools: Feasibility Study and Preliminary Results

Synopsis1
STEM-Inc is a NSF-Funded afterschool program designed to introduce and engage middle school students in STEM related fields. Involving students in exciting real-world projects, STEM-Inc not only helps students develop practical skills in engineering and computer science, but also incorporates business and entrepreneurship practices to reinforce the learning outcomes.

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Title2
Engaging Middle School Students in Computer Science: from Visual Programming on Android to Coding in Arduino

Synopsis2
This paper presented the results from a study on students’ interests and confidence towards computer programming where a group of middle school students learned programming through two sequential approaches: one using visual programming tools to develop mobile Apps on Android; and the other using c codes to program Arduino-based robots

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Kim. Eunjeong

University/Organization
Yonsei University

Title
A Better Approach to Developing First Year Students` Research Ability

Synopsis
We propose a methodology to develop first year students’ research ability. We introduce first-year seminar entitled “Critical thinking & Freshman Research” for the development of first year students’ research ability

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Lee, Won Kyung

University/Organization
Yonsei University

Title
Designing the Course for Promoting Presentation Skills for College Students

Synopsis
Communication and Creativity are regarded as critical competences to promote in college years. ‘Utilizing TED and Creative Presentation’ course was designed to develop these competences making the use of digital environment of the classroom.

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Lemma, Mulatu & et al

University/Organization
Savannah State University

Title1
Note On The Abel Matrix Transformations

Synopsis1
Let t be sequence in (0,1) that converges to 1. The Abel matrix is defined as 𝑎𝑛𝑘= (1-𝑡𝑛)𝑘𝑡𝑛.

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Title2
Some Fascinating Theorems of the Mulatu Numbers

Synopsis2
The Mulatu numbers were introduced in [1] . The numbers are sequences of numbers of the form: 4,1, 5,6,11,17,28,45… The numbers have wonderful and amazing properties and patterns.

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Title3
The Mathematical Beauty of Geometric Power Series

Synopsis3
The process of adding infinitely many numbers is at the heart of the mathematical concept of a numerical series. One of the keys to adding infinitely many such numbers is to use the Geometric Power series.

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Liang, Kathleen

University/Organization
University of Vermont

Title1
Creating Interdisciplinary and Innovative Curriculum for Future Leaders Focusing on Entrepreneurship and Positive Youth Development

Synopsis1
This workshop introduces two award winning programs using interdisciplinary strategies, service-learning, and experiential learning concepts to motivate and guide youth (K-12 and 18-25) in engaging in entrepreneurial training and positive youth development.

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Title2
Regional Food Networks (RFNs) – What, Why, How, and Who Cares?

Synopsis2
This workshop offers audience to learn about the most recent local food policy development, new research based information, and share/exchange experiences with respect to local/regional food systems.

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Ma, Jiani

University/Organization
Keio University

Title
An Action Research on Parent-Child Shared Digital Education Platform for Japanese Working Parents

Synopsis
In recent years many parents begin to adopt the use of digital media, such as mobile learning software, as a substitute to their parenting tasks. However, as this type of parenting and pre-elementary learning in the digital age becomes more pervasive, it’s necessary to rethink the role of digital media in parents’ and children’s life: how to use digital technology to support parenting to accommodate busy modern life style and promote parental involvement in pre-elementary education. This research presents an action research of the digital parenting platform for improving work-life balance for parents in parent-child interaction, supporting parents-children activities in pre-elementary education, providing the procedures and supporting requirements of parenting and learning in the digital age

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Maraffi, Sabina and Annalisa Marinelli

University/Organization
University of Camerino (MC)

Title1
VALUQuest a Role Playing Game for Skills Assessment

Synopsis1
ValuQuest is a class Role Playing Game for skills assessment. The game meant as a teaching tool is a situations-learning mode that require the student to mobilize its resources to find solutions, in which the problematic nature of proposed tasks require to be connected to their significance. The use of educational game is the custody of a task performance related to different fields of knowledge

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Title2
GeoQuest VESUVIUS a Class Role Playing Game

Synopsis2
This game story is set under the Somma-Vesuvius volcano. The environment that gradually reveals itself to the players is full of significant elements that can be traced back to a volcanic site, inserted in a specific geodynamic situation. It is located in the Mediterranean area, specifically in Campania, close to Pompeii and Erculaneum.

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Muntup, Samran and et al

University/Organization
Thammasat University

Title
Factors Affecting the Classification of Recent Graduates Groups Who were
Employed and Unemployed, Case Study: The Faculty of Science and Technology, Thammasat University

Synopsis
The research objectives were to study the factors which affect the grouping of recent graduates groups into those who get and do not get a job. The results identified key variables: duration of additional training, achievement motivation, duration of job seeking, the desire to study a master degree, grade point average, and domicile. Using these variables, we were be able to classify members into the two groups, and to correctly predict the membership of the groups with an accuracy of 88.9%

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Nah, JeongEun

University/Organization
Yonsei University, South Korea

Title
Implementation of e-Portfolio System based on Developmental Student Advising Approaches

Synopsis
Developmental advising is a process to recognize the importance of interactions between the student and the campus environment. Student engagement is an important feature of higher education and the educational practices occurred both inside and outside the classroom. E-portfolio combined with student advising system supports student development process while both students and advisors share responsibilities for the advising relationship.

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Nite, Sandra B. and et al

University/Organization
Texas A&M University

Title1
Student Engagement in a Summer Bridge Program for Engineering Calculus Success

Synopsis1
A summer precalculus bridge program to support entering college freshmen who aspire to become engineers is described. Results of student’s evaluation of the program’s success in strengthening their mathematics skills are discussed.

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Title2
The Impact of a Cognitive Model of Instruction and Learning Influenced by the Kodály Concept on Dictation Skills of Expert Musicians

Synopsis2
Teacher professional development for a method of teaching and learning music based on Zoltan Kodály’s philosophy is described. Results of teacher improvement in the ability to perform music dictation and implications for teaching are discussed.

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Parker, Mary Jo

University/Organization
University of Houston-Downtown

Title
UHD STEM Community Transformation – Taking Mentoring Across a College

Synopsis
The University of Houston-Downtown’s Scholars Academy has generated over 700 alumni STEM graduates of which 91% remain in STEM graduate programs and/or the workforce following completion through its program impacting 160 undergraduates per semester. STEM student successes are supported through a small group mentoring model. How can this successful peer and faculty mentoring structure be expanded to effect positive change and success across an entire college comprised of 1500 STEM majors?

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Peers, Dale

University/Organization
Seneca College, Canada

Title
Turning Fashion History into Fashion Present

Synopsis
How using a multidisciplinary approach and access to the Seneca Fashion Resource Centre inspires and excites today’s students of fashion history

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Pemberton, Barbara

University/Organization
Ouachita Baptist University

Title
The Islamic View of the Crusades and Why It Matters: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Synopsis
In July 1096 rumors of an approaching army unsettled the inhabitants of Asia Minor. Spies brought news of a motley horde of knights and foot-soldiers accompanied by thousands of raggedy woman and children all wearing on their backs crosses made from strips of cloth. This paper will address the developing Islamic perception of what became known as “the Crusades” from the beginning through the Third Crusade. Contemporary perspectives and Islamic sensitivity to the term “Crusades” in today’s political climate will also be examined. This paper will suggest that perhaps more than any of the ideological determinants, the Crusaders themselves impacted Islamic consciousness, and as history has shown — Islamic memory.

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Perez, Luisa C.

University/Organization
Emporia State University

Title
Initial Motivational Factors in Foreign Language Learning

Synopsis
This research paper investigates students’ motivational factors to start learning a foreign language. To involve students in learning a foreign language, most non-English speaking countries have made the subject matter compulsory. One or even two foreign language courses are indispensable for academic advancement and career development

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Rutherfoord, Rebecca H. and James K. Rutherfoord

University/Organization
Kennesaw State University

Title
Flipping the Classroom Online – Is It Possible

Synopsis
Flipping the classroom is considered to be a positive active student model of delivery of course material – but can this model also work for online courses? The paper will examine ways in which faculty in every discipline can use the Flipped Classroom model for their online courses.

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Stukes, James and et al

University/Organization
South Carolina State University

Title
The Analysis of Alfatoxin Levels Found in Peanuts

Synopsis
The objective of this study is to test the aflatoxin levels of processes peanuts compared to those obtained directly from small farms in S.C. Furthermore, the farmers of South Carolina will be informed and educated on the seriousness of aflatoxin in their crops

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Suermann, Patrick C.

University/Organization
U.S. Air Force Academy and Headquarters

Title
Reality Capture of Iconic and Historic Facilities — the Story of the US Air Force Academy Chapel

Synopsis
In the summer of 2014, civil engineers from Peterson Air Force Base and the U.S. Air Force Academy partnered with the Autodesk Corporation to conduct a “reality capture” of one of the most iconic facilities in the Air Force and perhaps, the country, the Air Force Academy cadet chapel.

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Takano, Katsuo

University/Organization
Ibaraki University

Title
On the Infinite Divisibility of Probability Distributions with Density Function of Normed Product of Cauchy Densities

Synopsis
The speaker will talk about the possible infinite divisibility of probability distributions with density function of normd product of the multi-dimensional Cauchy densities by using the soft “Mathematica“.

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Tillman, Gail

University/Organization
The University of Newcastle

Title
Does the Journey Ever End? Exploring the Cultural Learning Journey of Students in University First Year Online Courses

Synopsis
This doctoral research project centers on the cultural learning journey of students. It investigates the outcomes when incorporating cultural standards into online teaching practice.

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Tollefson, Alan and Gail Tang

University/Organization
University of La Verne

Title
Ethnographies of Interdisciplinarity

Synopsis
Workshop participants will explore new methodologies for integrating S.T.E.A.M. pedagogy into their curricula through performing a series of exercises, which include explorations of meta-patterns, poetry, mathematics, and metaphor for the promotion of collaboration as emergent community.

There are many levels to this phrase “collaboration as emergent community,” which we hope to uncover, through an interdisciplinary study of ethnography, affect theory, and cognitive linguistics

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Yeats, Jeremy

University/Organization
ADAMS STATE UNIVERSITY – HUMAN PERFORMANCE AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Title
Collaborative Autoethnography Dealing with Inequality

Synopsis
The purpose of this study is to examine how songs, lyrics, and poetry express emotional reactions to inequity of people with different backgrounds, SES status, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, power differentials, lack of power, lifestyle choices, and physical/emotional bullying. This study examined (a) Poetry, spoken word, or lyrics (b) Lyric or poetry analysis (c) Interviews.

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