Dazhi Yang, associate professor and STEM+C project director, hosted a visit last week for Arnulfo Perez from the Ohio State University to learn about the community partnerships developed through the STEM+C project.
Funded by the National Science Foundation, the STEM+C project integrates computation and science and offers hands-on activities to fourth, fifth and sixth graders at six community after-school program sites around Boise. Boise State, in collaboration with the Boise Parks and Recreation Department and Boise School District, received a $1 million grant in 2016 to support the computation and science programs.
During his visit, Perez met project stakeholders and discussed community partnership building and collaborations. He also gave a research talk on integrating computational thinking into math education.