- Year 2023
- NSF Award #2050388
- Registration Current Noyce Scholar
- First Name Charlotte
- Last Name Ribaudo
- Discipline Life Sciences, Mathematics, STEM Education (general)
- Institution Sacred Heart University
With the decrease of a diversity of students further pursuing STEM fields, it is critical to create STEM oriented classrooms that are engaging and help build both students’ knowledge and abilities in STEM related skills. Combining the skills and resources Noyce has provided to Sacred Heart University students within the education program and our own experiences with science, technology, and mathematics, to design our own experiments that can be tailored for our classrooms of various grade levels. One such experiment focuses on climate change and sustainability, but the same strategies and techniques used within our experiment can be applicable to a range of phenomena and research. Within our work, students are able to design their own scientific experiment, practice their computational skills, and create codes to help organize data sets collected. With the cross cutting of STEM concepts, this experiment can be done throughout a variety of classrooms/classes. Most importantly, our experiment can be done on both a local and international level to allow students to connect the importance of their research to their community and heritages and further inspire a passion for STEM.