Accession Number : ADA586547


Title :   STEM Workforce Pipeline


Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 2010-Apr 2013


Corporate Author : SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIV DALLAS TX


Personal Author(s) : Etter, Delores M ; Groark, Lindsey G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a586547.pdf


Report Date : 30 Jul 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 19


Abstract : The STEM-Works website was created to provide DoD personnel and other users around the world with access to high-quality, engaging science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) content to aid in advocating STEM content and skills to students. During this project, Southern Methodist University s (SMU) Caruth Institute for Engineering Education worked closely with Viget Labs, a web-development company, to design, build and evolve the STEM-Works website (located at www.STEM-Works.com). Using metrics collected through Google Analytics as well as feedback from teachers, the SMU team continued to add impactful resources to this website and identified new content types and functionality that would improve user experience. Over the duration of this grant, the STEM-Works website was updated on a weekly basis and currently includes over 3,000 pieces of content easily accessible by the broad STEM community. This effort significantly improved STEM advocates access to high-quality content that can be used to interest students in STEM content, skills, and careers. Since inception in February 2011, the STEM-Works website has welcomed 66,961 visitors with over one-third of those visits occurring between January and April of 2013.


Descriptors :   *EDUCATION , *INTERNET , *SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , CAREERS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , ENGINEERING , MATHEMATICS , RESOURCES , STUDENTS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Computer Systems
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE