California State University, Fullerton
Integrating STEM Education with Entrepreneurship Practices at Middle Schools: Feasibility Study and Preliminary Results
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.
Engaging Middle School Students in Computer Science: from Visual Programming on Android to Coding in Arduino
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