Using an Applied Research-Practice Cycle: Iterative Improvement of Culturally Relevant Engineering Outreach

  title={Using an Applied Research-Practice Cycle: Iterative Improvement of Culturally Relevant Engineering Outreach},
  author={Andrew L. Gillen and Cheryl Carrico and Jacob R. Grohs and Holly M. Matusovich},
  journal={Journal of Formative Design in Learning},
By recognizing disconnects between practitioner conceptions of engineering outreach with young people (specifically a lack of focus on cultural relevance), and researcher conceptions of a culturally relevant approach to engineering outreach, we set out to bridge theory and practice by iteratively designing and implementing interventions. We engaged in a cycle of research-informed practice and practice-informed research to develop more culturally relevant approaches to broadening participation… 
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