Julie A. Rursch

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In the United States, the number of students entering into and completing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) areas has declined significantly over the past decade. Although modest increases have been shown in enrollments in computer-related majors in the past 4 years, the prediction is that even in 3 to 4 years when these(More)
As the IT-Adventures program was being developed, we discovered teachers of all disciplines needed a way to improve their knowledge and skills in IT to facilitate student learning as part of their school's IT-Club. The IT-Adventures program is built around the formation of an IT-Club at a local high school where students are given learning materials and(More)
– The Community College Cyber Defense Competition (CCCDC) was created as a bridge between Iowa State University and the 15 community college districts in the state of Iowa. It grew out of an overwhelmingly positive response to a session on IT-Adventures conducted during the ISU Community College Summit in Summer 2007. IT-Adventures is a year-long(More)
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