Accession Number : ADA597339


Title :   Partnership in Innovative Preparation for Educators and Students (PIPES)


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 30 Sep 2009-29 Sep 2013


Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV AT COLORADO SPRINGS


Personal Author(s) : Abrams, Gene D ; Khaliqi, David H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a597339.pdf


Report Date : 23 Dec 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : Through the Partnership in Innovative Preparation for Educators and Students (PIPES) program, the Center for STEM Education at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs responded to the lagging performance and retention of middle and high school students in science and math through the use of innovative and supportive partnerships with parents, educators, and professionals. Leveraging on-campus faculty as well as the technology and military industries that are so prevalent in the Pikes Peak area, the PIPES program aspired to attract and encourage a new generation of creative, artistic, and innovative students to solve our future problems related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). PIPES research provided tangible results to the Air Force by directly addressing the concern about maintaining a workforce with the requisite STEM skills needed to support the Air Force's mission. Furthermore, PIPES addressed the STEM professional shortage by researching the most effective ways of developing STEM-cognizant students who pursue a STEM degree after graduation.


Descriptors :   *EDUCATION , AIR FORCE , CAREERS , ENGINEERING , LIFE SCIENCES , MATHEMATICS , PERSONNEL , PHYSICAL SCIENCES , SCIENTISTS , STUDENTS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE