Initial Curators: Gavin Luter, Wisconsin Campus Compact & Kelsie George, Campus Compact
Children in the US, including Wisconsin, academically underperform in STEM areas (National Science Foundation, 2014; Midwest Higher Education Compact, 2013). In part, as a result, they are not choosing to pursue careers in STEM fields (Lockwood, 2014). However, the labor market will demand that students have STEM credentials, thus creating a skills gap (Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, 2013; McGladrey, 2013). One way to address the STEM skills gap is to have higher education work alongside K-12 schools to get children more interested in STEM fields, while also helping struggling students perform better in STEM areas by linking STEM learning to real-world issues. This will, in turn, create better-performing students who are concerned about the intersection of science and citizenship.
- Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (2013). Recovery: Job growth and education requirements through 2020. Washington, DC: Author.
- Lockwood, D. (2014, September 18). Wisconsin’s skills gap won’t go away, but employers might. Milwaukee Biztalk.
- National Science Foundation (2014). Science and engineering indicators 2014. Chapter 1: Elementary and secondary mathematics and science education.
A) General STEM Resources
- Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL). Maine Campus Compact, National Science Foundation
- STEM and Service-Learning: Does Service-Learning Increase STEM Literacy?, The International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement
- Strengthening STEM Education Through Community Partnerships, Science Education and Civic Engagement International Journal
- Strengthening STEM Education Through Service-Learning, Minnesota Campus Compact
- High-Quality Service-Learning Opens the Door for Students’ Entry into STEM Fields, Education Commission of the States, 2014
- Realizing STEM Equity and Diversity through Higher Education Community Engagement, 2015.
B) Science Resources
- The American Biology Teacher, Service Learning as Inquiry in an Undergraduate Science Course, Kelsie M. Bernot, Amy E. Kulesza, Judith S. Ridgway
- American Chemical Society, Service Learning Resources for Chemistry Faculty
- Campus Compact Syllabus Example, Chemistry in the Service of the Community
- The Clean Air and Healthy Homes Program: A Model for Authentic Science Learning, Science Education and Civic Engagement International Journal
C) Technology Resources
- Gaming for Social Good, Edutopia
- 4 Characteristics of Critical Digital Pedagogy, teachthought
- Engaging Students and Communities through Innovative Technology Use, Minnesota Campus Compact
C) Engineering Resources
- Oakes, William, (2004). Service Learning in Engineering: A Resource Guidebook Higher Education. Paper 165. http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/slcehighered/165
- International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship
D) Mathematics Resources
- Mathematics in Service to the Community
- Introductory Statistics with Community-Based Projects
- Students as Partners in Curricular Design: Creation of Student-Generated Calculus Projects. Science Education and Civic Engagement International Journal (2021).
- Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH)
- Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER)
- National Center for Science and Civic Engagement
- Science Education and Civic Engagement International Journal
- National Science Foundation
- Unite for Sight
- Boston Civic Media, Climate Action, 2017-2018 Consortium Course Catalog
- GLISTEN, National Center for Science and Civic Engagement
- The California State University, STEM Engaged Learning
- Boise State, Albertson's Library Guide on Sustainability