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dc.contributor.authorMartinez Ortiz, Araceli
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez Amaya, Laura
dc.contributor.authorKawaguchi Warshauer, Hiroko
dc.contributor.authorGarcia Torres, Sara
dc.contributor.authorScanlon, Erin M.
dc.contributor.authorPruett, Michelle
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-29T16:18:46Z
dc.date.available2019-07-29T16:18:46Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationMartinez Ortiz, Araceli; Rodriguez Amaya, Laura; Kawaguchi Warshauer, Hiroko; Garcia Torres, Sara; Scanlon, Erin; and Pruett, Michelle. (2018). They Choose to Attend Academic Summer Camps? A Mixed Methods Study Exploring the Impact of a NASA Academic Summer Pre-Engineering Camp On Middle School Students in a Latino Community. Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 8(2), pp. 22-30.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2157-9288
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/8408
dc.description.abstractEarly exposure to engineering and mathematics career opportunities has been indicated to influence students’ decisions regarding their academic majors and career goals. This study utilized mixed methods to analyze how changes in middle school students’ affective characteristics might be linked to their future career decision-making, following participation in an integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics summer camp. As part of the summer camp, rising sixth- through eighth-grade students attended a weeklong learning experience based on a specific engineering context. Each grade level cohort participated with their same grade peers in a 36-hour, 6-day event focused on sparking their interest in engineering careers and developing their content knowledge in select science and mathematics content areas. Pre-post testing was conducted with 65 students of diverse backgrounds in grades six through eight to measure their self-reported engineering-related self-efficacy, knowledge of engineering careers, and motivation to pursue future engineering classes and careers. In addition, interviews were conducted to examine any changes in middle school camp participants’ affective characteristics of motivation, self-efficacy, and self-determination.en_US
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dc.format.extent12 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherPurdue University Pressen_US
dc.sourceJournal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER), 2018, Vol. 8, No. 2, Article 3
dc.subjectPre-engineering campen_US
dc.subjectMotivation
dc.subjectMiddle school students
dc.subjectLatinos
dc.subjectSTEM careers
dc.subjectInformal learning
dc.subjectNASA
dc.titleThey Choose to Attend Academic Summer Camps? A Mixed Methods Study Exploring the Impact of a NASA Academic Summer Pre-Engineering Camp On Middle School Students in a Latino Communityen_US
txstate.documenttypeArticle
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.7771/2157-9288.1196
dc.rights.licenseThis is an Open Access journal. This means that it uses a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access. Readers may freely read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles. This journal is covered under the CC-BY-NC-ND license.
txstate.departmentCurriculum and Instruction


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