“Research shows that middle school is when children begin to lose interest in STEM fields. This study [Digital East St. Louis] is examining out-of-school learning and what role it can have in shaping students’ STEM interest, attitudes and educational choices.”
–Sharon Locke, project leader for Digital East St. Louis, quoted in SIUE News, July 17, 2015
“Our research goal is to gauge whether the use of humanities-based and place-based learning will increase student interest in technologically advanced fields. We also hope to encourage students to take ownership and develop pride in their community and motivate them to pursue a college education in a STEM field.”“Digital East St. Louis” – a three-year, National Science Foundation-funded project – is designed to implement and study place-based learning with the purpose of increasing interest in STEM among African American students.
—Jessica DeSpain, curriculum leader for Digital East St. Louis, quoted in SIUE News, July 17, 2015
• A Notebook on Digital East St. Louis