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,

We would like to welcome you to our newest edition Volume 18, Issue 4. In this edition, authors will focus on Improving learning methods and STEM involvement through various methods ranging from high school summer camps, to classroom adjustments, to increased enthusiasm.

To begin this edition, authors Alpaslan Sahin, Kadir Almus, and Victor Willson performed a study on the efficiency of charter schools versus public schools utilizing various test scores. The results of their study are discussed in their article, "Comparisons of State Test Performances of Public and A Charter School System in Old and New Testing in Texas."

Next, authors Dwight Krehbiel and Jon K. Piper focus on improving student enthusiasm through discovery using a one-week summer research camp for high school students. They discuss this in their article, "Recruiting STEM Students with Brief Summer Research Experiences: An Opportunity for Colleges and Their Alumni."

Similarly, authors Harsha Kittur, Lucas Shaw, and William Herrera performed a study entitled, "A new model for a multi-disciplinary engineering summer research program for high school seniors: program overview, effectiveness, and outcomes." This program encouraged high school student participation in an eight-week summer program that emphasized learning through teaching.

In our next article, authors Amber M. Henslee and Brandi A. …

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