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  Session: PER: Diverse Investigations
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: An Immersive Research Program for High School Students
  Meeting: 2017 Winter Meeting: Atlanta, Georgia
  Location: N/A
  Time: 2:30PM
  Author: Christina E. Love,, Drexel University,
6094574747, love@drexel.edu
  Co-Author(s): Brean Prefontaine,, Naoko Kurahashi Neilson,, Eric Brewe,
  Abstract: A four-week-long immersive summer program for high school students was developed, implemented, and assessed. The program was completely directed by an undergraduate physics major and it included a hands-on and student-led capstone project for the high school students. The goal was to create an adaptive and shareable curriculum in order to influence high school students’ views of university level research and what it means to be a scientist. The program was assessed through various methods including a survey developed for this program, a scientific attitudes survey, weekly blog posts, and an oral exit interview. The curriculum included visits to local STEM laboratories, an introduction to particle physics and the IceCube collaboration, an introduction to electronics and computer programming, and creating and presenting their capstone project. Assessment results and details concerning the curriculum will be discussed.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: AAPT2017_CLove.pdf

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