Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education
Theses, Student Research, and Creative Activity: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education
Date of this Version
Mullen, M.L. (2019). Developing an interest in STEM careers through integrated STEM experiences. (Master's thesis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, United States). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.unl.edu.
This study will investigate the effects of integrated STEM experiences on increasing student interest in STEM careers. A qualitative design was conducted. Two research questions were addressed in this study: What happens to students’ interest in STEM careers when I integrate STEM lessons into my classroom? What happens to students’ interest in STEM subjects when I integrate STEM lessons into my classroom? Participants included all students in grade 5 in a rural PK-12 school. Data were collected through student surveys conducted at the beginning and end of the study. Structured interviews were conducted of grade 5 students. Observations of STEM experiences were also documented.
Advisor: Wendy Smith
A thesis presented to the faculty of the graduate college at the University of Nebraska in partial fulfillment of requirements for the degree of Master of Arts, Major: Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education, under the supervision of Professor Wendy Smith.
Lincoln, Nebraska: August 2019.
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