Academic journal article Journal of STEM Education : Innovations and Research

Editorial

Academic journal article Journal of STEM Education : Innovations and Research

Editorial

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to Volume 16, Issue 1 of the Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research. With the close of the past year and the end of another semester, we have much news to share. We welcome a new editorial assistant, Sarah Russell, who is an undergraduate senior studying journalism here at Auburn University. She has been a joy to work with and I expect that she will do very well on our staff. Our previous assistant Virginia has left to pursue a master's degree, and I wish her the best of luck! We look forward to hearing of her assured successes.

We are excited to share our authors'new research in STEM education and career preparation, and this issue features six excellent articles that describe innovations in the world of education. To kick off the issue, in "Comparing traditional versus alternative sequencing of instruction when using simulation modeling," authors Bradley Bowen of North Dakota State University and William Deluca of North Carolina State University explore how simulation modeling and content sequences affect student achievement and learning in STEM education.

Another interesting article,"Benefits of Informal Learning Environments: A Focused Examination of STEM-based Program Environments" by Cameron D. Denson of North Carolina State University and Chandra Austin Stallworth, Christine Hailey, and Daniel L. Householder, all of Utah State University, details the beneficial characteristics of an informal learning environment for underrepresented STEM students.

Authors Mary Goldberg, Rory Cooper, Maria Milleville, Anne Barry and Michelle L. Sporner, all of the University of Pittsburgh, give an intriguing look into veteran STEM education in their article "Ensuring Success for Veterans with Disabilities in STEM Degree Programs: Recommendations from a Workshop and Case Study of an Evidence-Based Transition Program. …

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