STEM Research Inquiry Summer Enrichment (STEM RISE)
The STEM Research Inquiry Summer Enrichment (STEM RISE) program is a collaborative project between the University of Houston (UH) College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics STEM teacher preparation program, teachHOUSTON, and the UH College of Medicine. STEM RISE activities and strategic planning are conducted in partnership with community members and instructional leaders from Jack Yates High School located in Third Ward where UH resides. The program is designed to better prepare future STEM teachers, medical professionals, and support high school students in empirical STEM research and laboratory experiences. The project intends to engage high school students from the predominantly Black community in summer research experiences to enhance learning and introduce them to STEM career pathways. Excerpts for the video were recorded during the summer of 2021, when the STEM RISE team conducted a pilot which allowed preservice STEM teachers to work collaboratively with medical students to develop hands-on lessons that were inclusive of science and medical research content.
NSF Awards: 2121455
Presented in: 2022 (see original presentation & discussion)
Grade Level: Grades 9-12, Undergraduate, Graduate