STEM Career Clubs

This interdisciplinary study focuses on developing ways to promote and measure interest in and preparation for STEM majors and careers. High risk middle and high school students, their teachers, and administrators in rural North Carolina are the primary population the project team is studying, both in and out of school. The project focuses on informal mentoring relationships, the use of district-wide strategic teams, the role of teacher pedagogical discontentment, teacher changes to reform-based instructional strategies, and ways to support the integration of instructional technologies.

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Dr. Jason Painter
Principal Investigator

Dr. Meg Blanchard
Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. DeLeon Gray
Co-Principal Investigator

​​Dr. Tom Alsbury
Senior Personnel
​Dr. ​Andy Overstreet
Senior ​Personnel​
Braska Williams
Senior Personnel​
​Scott Ragan
Senior Personnel​
Dr. Cameron Denson
Senior Personnel​
Kristie Gutierrez
Teaching Assistant​
​Dr. Karen Keene
Advisory Board Member
​Dr. Jeni Corn
Statistical Analyses​



The BelleJAR Foundation

National Science Foundation