Academic journal article Journal of STEM Education : Innovations and Research

Editorial

Academic journal article Journal of STEM Education : Innovations and Research

Editorial

Article excerpt

Dear readers,

Welcome to our fall issue of this year (Volume 16, Issue 3) for the Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research. Readers will find that our authors'excellent research continues and we have six intriguing articles in this issue that describe several new approaches to improving students' learning through hands-on experiences and exposure to real-world case studies.

In this issue I would like to announce a change in our publication fees. Please note that due to rising publication costs, authors who submit manuscripts on or after November 1, 2015, will be required to pay $495 for the first 10 pages (plus author bios) and $45 for each additional page. Authors whose work is not chosen for publication will not be required to pay. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

In "Life's Lessons in the Lab: A Summer of Undergraduate Research Experiences,"Louis S. Nadelson of Utah State University and Don Warner and Eric Brown of Boise State University detail the emotional and developmental outcomes of students'experiences in an undergraduate research program at metropolitan university in the western United States.

Our second article, "Leadership: Industry Needs for Entry-Level Engineering Positions,"by Beth L. Hartmann and Charles T. Jahren of Iowa State University, explores the meaning of leadership as mentioned in entry-level job listings by conducting interviews with hiring managers. In our third article, "University Festival Promotes STEM Education,"Andrew Quagliata of Cornell University details a STEM education promotional event and examines its positive impact on the community's youth by evaluating surveys of attendees. …

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