1. Mariam Manuel
  2. Instructional Assistant Professor,
  3. STEM RISE
  4. https://uh.edu/nsm/teachhouston/students/stem-rise/
  5. University of Houston
  1. Jacqueline Ekeoba
  2. https://www.uh.edu/nsm/teachhouston/about/faculty-staff/
  3. Lecturer, Science Master Teacher, teachHOUSTON
  4. STEM RISE
  5. https://uh.edu/nsm/teachhouston/students/stem-rise/
  6. University of Houston
  1. Thomas Thesen
  2. Associate Professor
  3. STEM RISE
  4. https://uh.edu/nsm/teachhouston/students/stem-rise/
  5. University of Houston
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    Donna Stokes

    Researcher
    May 9, 2022 | 03:04 p.m.

    Wow!  What an awesome way to engage students at all level in summer research.  This multilayered program offers so much, not only to high school students, but to the undergraduate STEM/teachHOUSTON majors and College of Medicine graduate students to serve as mentors and to receive mentoring from faculty.

     
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    Mariam Manuel

    Lead Presenter
    Instructional Assistant Professor,
    May 9, 2022 | 03:10 p.m.

    Dear Dr. Stokes, thank you so much for your support! We are very excited about our multi-layered mentoring between medical students, undergraduates, and high school students! 

     
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    Ann Podleski

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 9, 2022 | 11:19 p.m.

    We found the multi-layered mentoring happened organically in our grant, and was one of the most valuable pieces.  Various components of the program involved college students working with high school students along with high school teachers and university faculty.  

     
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    Mariam Manuel

    Lead Presenter
    Instructional Assistant Professor,
    May 10, 2022 | 09:12 a.m.

    Hi Ann, Thank you for your comment and watching our video! I am very interested in what you think helped contribute to the organic multi-layered mentoring. Also, love that you involved both high school students and the teachers! 

     
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    Ann Podleski

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 10, 2022 | 10:43 a.m.

    Having the high school teachers participate along with a group of students from their school was one of the many wonderful ideas our PI, Dr. Balakrishna, included in the design.  In addition to providing professional development for high school teachers, along with the college faculty, it also helped the high school students feel comfortable and connected (and accountable!)

     
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    Mariam Manuel

    Lead Presenter
    Instructional Assistant Professor,
    May 9, 2022 | 09:12 p.m.

    Welcome to the discussion about our new program: STEM Research Inquiry Summer Enrichment (STEM RISE). We are so excited to share about experience so far and learn from all of you! Looking forward to comments and discussion! 

     
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    Jayashree Balakrishna

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 9, 2022 | 11:03 p.m.

    Loved your multi-layered mentoring and research summer program. We had a multi-layered STEM summer program where we brought in high-school students with our undergraduate students serving as near-peer mentors. College faculty in turn mentored the college students. High school teachers accompanied the high school students and Harris-Stowe State University instructors gave instruction. A specialist brought in Sustainability and Urban Ecology project and research experiences for all participants. Education renewal and mentorship were strong themes of the Summer Academy. In the last academy HSSU students served as supervised instructors. 

    I think your idea of including graduate students is fantastic and this component would have been great for our undergraduate students.

     
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    Mariam Manuel

    Lead Presenter
    Instructional Assistant Professor,
    May 10, 2022 | 09:15 a.m.

    Hi Jayashree, thank you for viewing our video! Wow, I love how you involved the teachers and STEM experts in the field. We are interested in ways in which we can help facilitate a nurturing mentoring relationship between high school students and faculty as well. 

     
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    Thomas Thesen

    Co-Presenter
    Associate Professor
    May 10, 2022 | 11:11 a.m.

    Hi Jayashree. Interesting to hear about your layered mentoring initiative. Even though the undergraduates in your program may not have had a higher-up peer mentor, they probably learned a lot through the experience of providing mentorship!

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    Paige Evans

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 10, 2022 | 10:54 a.m.

    Hello Mariam!  This is a powerful video.  I like all of the connections made between the colleges, HS, and all of the mentoring.  Well done!

     
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    Mariam Manuel

    Lead Presenter
    Instructional Assistant Professor,
    May 10, 2022 | 11:44 a.m.

    Thank you so much for he support, Paige! We are really excited about connecting the undergraduates, graduate students, and HS students together. Appreciate the kind words! 

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    Barry Fishman

    Facilitator
    Professor
    May 10, 2022 | 11:12 a.m.

    I really like this project as well - it's a great example of partnership across different departments and members of the community. I'm a little bit confused about the relationship of the pre-service teachers to the high school learners. Is the intention that the high-school students might become STEM educators? Or is the idea to provide some STEM instruction to HS students as part of engaging pre-service educators with STEM practitioners?

     
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    Thomas Thesen

    Co-Presenter
    Associate Professor
    May 10, 2022 | 11:42 a.m.

    Hi Barry, You got it right. The pre-service teachers support the high school students outside the lab by providing instruction on the topics and methods that the high school students are encountering in the lab. They will not have had the benefits of college-level STEM courses yet and the extra targeted lessons by budding STEM teachers will make the material more relatable to their level. On the other hand, the pre-service STEM teachers gain experience in supporting students who pursue inquiry-based research projects. It's a win-win.

     
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  • May 10, 2022 | 04:58 p.m.

    How are the high school students recruited to participate?  Are they paid for their summer work?

     
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    Mariam Manuel

    Lead Presenter
    Instructional Assistant Professor,
    May 10, 2022 | 05:14 p.m.

    Hi Stacy! We are recruiting students by speaking with different STEM classes at Jack Yates High School and working with STEM teachers and instructional specialists. Although the grant funding mostly supports the undergraduates, we have, fortunately, been able to fundraise to support high school students with stipends for the research experience. 

  • May 10, 2022 | 05:45 p.m.

    That's wonderful that you've been able to generate the funds for the high school students. It's so important to remember that they might have a job - and need that money - otherwise.  

    I would love to see if that school would be interested in e4usa!

     
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    Mariam Manuel

    Lead Presenter
    Instructional Assistant Professor,
    May 10, 2022 | 09:14 p.m.

    Absolutely! Providing financial support for the high school students was a major priority for us and is much needed. I’m so interested to see how we can bring e4usa to the school! 

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    Rita Hagevik

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 10, 2022 | 05:37 p.m.

    Mentoring and near-peer mentoring really works well. How do the high school students then teach other students exactly? Do the high school students have any sharing at all? 

     
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    Mariam Manuel

    Lead Presenter
    Instructional Assistant Professor,
    May 10, 2022 | 09:12 p.m.

    Hi Rita, great question! The high school students will be paired to have a peer mentor and will have undergraduates and medical students on the team with them. They will have experts and peers to share with and work alongside. 

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    Donna Pattison

    Higher Ed Administrator
    May 10, 2022 | 06:59 p.m.

    Very well designed program!  Can't wait to see the impact as this rolls out!

     

     
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    Mariam Manuel

    Lead Presenter
    Instructional Assistant Professor,
    May 10, 2022 | 09:12 p.m.

    Thank you so much, Donna! We are excited to watch this program grow and see the impact!

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    Ha Nguyen

    Parent
    May 11, 2022 | 09:41 a.m.

    Ccongrats Mariam and Ekeoba. This is very exciting!!! 

     
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    Mariam Manuel

    Lead Presenter
    Instructional Assistant Professor,
    May 11, 2022 | 03:17 p.m.

    Thank you, Ha!!

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    Jacqueline Ekeoba

    Co-Presenter
    Lecturer, Science Master Teacher, teachHOUSTON
    May 11, 2022 | 02:24 p.m.

    Thank you for your support Ha! 

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    Catherine Horn

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 11, 2022 | 10:39 p.m.

    Yay, UH! So proud of the work my UH colleagues are engaging!

     
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    Mariam Manuel

    Lead Presenter
    Instructional Assistant Professor,
    May 12, 2022 | 06:17 a.m.

    Thank you for your support, Dr. Horn!! Truly appreciate it!

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    Andresse St Rose

    Facilitator
    Director of Educational Research and Evaluation
    May 12, 2022 | 04:00 p.m.

    I like the "pathway" approach and design of this program! Looking forward to hearing more about your work in the future.

     
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    Mariam Manuel

    Lead Presenter
    Instructional Assistant Professor,
    May 13, 2022 | 10:33 a.m.

    Thanks so much! We appreciate the interest and support! Yes, we are very excited to track and learn from the impact. 

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    Margo Hickman

    K-12 Teacher
    May 13, 2022 | 01:42 a.m.

    Awesome! I am so proud of our JY Scholars!

     
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    Mariam Manuel

    Lead Presenter
    Instructional Assistant Professor,
    May 13, 2022 | 10:34 a.m.

    Thank you so much! We are so excited to get started with them this summer! 

  • May 13, 2022 | 02:25 p.m.

    What a great program! I am curious how many summer research groups you have in a given summer? Are they working on individual research projects or is this program accomplished in a larger group all together? Do they do anything together beyond the summer? Thanks!

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    Mariam Manuel

    Lead Presenter
    Instructional Assistant Professor,
    May 15, 2022 | 08:26 a.m.

    Great questions! This summer we will have three research groups, working in three separate research lab projects. Each group consists of 1-2 medical students, 1-2 undergraduates, and 2 high school students. We are exploring working with the high school students to use this research for their IB internal assessment requirements. 

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    Janet Coffey

    Facilitator
    Program Director, Science Learning
    May 13, 2022 | 07:12 p.m.

    Are you studying the impact of this program on participants - on all of the levels?  Including what sort of impact mentoring has on the mentors?  Or the impact on the teachers?  This is a great opportunity.  Do you have thoughts on possible models for scaling so that more youth and teachers have opportunities to engage in these sorts of programs?  Thank you for sharing your work so clearly.

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    Mariam Manuel

    Lead Presenter
    Instructional Assistant Professor,
    May 15, 2022 | 08:29 a.m.

    Hi Janet, thank you for the questions! Yes, we are planning to evaluate the impact of the layered mentorship across each level and between the groups of participants. We are definitely exploring for ways support additional students (high school, undergrad preservice STEM teachers, and medical students). 

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    Janet Coffey

    Facilitator
    Program Director, Science Learning
    May 15, 2022 | 02:18 p.m.

    Thank you for the response, Mariam.  I'll look forward to track the progress of this effort and the insights that come from it!

     
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    Tracy Holbrook

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 14, 2022 | 04:09 p.m.

    I enjoyed watching your video and learning about your project.  We have recently debated about beginning a learning experience that would blend high school students, college students, faculty, and local industry leaders in a campus work-based learning opportunity.  I enjoyed reading some of these other comments about high school student recruitment, sustainability, and how to generate interest in this opportunity.  Has anything NOT worked as you expected, forcing you to change plans or modify the original plan of action?  

     
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    Mariam Manuel

    Lead Presenter
    Instructional Assistant Professor,
    May 15, 2022 | 08:35 a.m.

    Hi Tracy! So happy to hear that you are also exploring a way to include high school students and college students in a campus learning opportunity! While we are still early in the program, one thing we have learned that it is essential to build solid relationships with the campus teachers and involve them in recruitment practices. The teacher and admin buy-in helps with getting opportunities to speak directly to the students which is also very important. We also had to fundraise to garner funds for stipends that high school students will receive for completing this experience. We are hoping this can help additional students participate. 

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    Cheryl Craig

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 17, 2022 | 12:27 p.m.

    This message is so strong. Congratulations!

     
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    Mariam Manuel

    Lead Presenter
    Instructional Assistant Professor,
    May 17, 2022 | 03:05 p.m.

    Thank you so much, Dr. Craig! Greatly appreciated! 

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    Leah McAlister-Shields

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 17, 2022 | 04:25 p.m.

    Wonderful video! I absolutely appreciate the support of preservice teachers through the mentorship of medical students. Truly inspiring. 

     
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    Mariam Manuel

    Lead Presenter
    Instructional Assistant Professor,
    May 17, 2022 | 04:55 p.m.

    Thank you so much, Dr. Shields! Truly appreciate all of your support of our program! 

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