Aggie STEM is a collaboration between Texas A&M’s College of Education and Human Development and the College of Engineering.

Conference Presentations

2018

Calabrese, J. E. & Kopparla, M. (2018, October). Understanding Multiplication Errors Through Posing. Oral Presentation at School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA) Annual Convention, Little Rock, AR.

Lee, Y., Kwon, H., Bicer, A., Capraro, R. M., & Capraro, M. M. (2018, October). Mathematics teacher knowledge (SMK, KCT, and KCS) in Problem posing. Paper accepted for the 2018 School Science and Mathematics Association Convention, Little Rock, AR.

Bicer, A., Lee, Y., Capraro, R. M., & Capraro, M. M., & Perihan, C (2018, October). Informal STEM Learning & Student Interest in STEM Fields. Paper accepted for the 2018 School Science and Mathematics Association Convention, Little Rock, AR.

Lee, Y., Bicer, A., Capraro, R. M., Capraro, M. M., Barroso, L. R., Kwon, H., & Rugh, M. (2018, October). Comparing mathematics and science achievement of students from schools with PLTW versus schools without PLTW. Paper accepted to Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE). San Jose, CA.

Bicer, A., Lee, Y., Capraro, R. M., Capraro, M. M., Barroso, L. R., Vela, K.,& Bevan, D. (October, 2018). Cracking the Code: The Effects of Using Microcontrollers to Code on Students’ Interest in Computer and Electrical Engineering. Paper submitted to Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE). San Jose, CA.

Rugh, M. S., Calabrese, J. E., Madson, M. A., Capraro, R. M., Barroso, L. R., Capraro, M. M., & Bicer, A. (2018, October). STEM language can be the stem of the problem. Accepted for presentation at the Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE). San Jose, CA.

Vela, K. N., Bicer, A., Capraro, R. M., Barroso, L. R., & Caldwell, C. (2018, October). What matters to my future: STEM int-her-est and expectations. Paper accepted for the 48th Annual IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE). San Jose, CA.

Lee, Y., Kwon, H., Bicer, A., Capraro, M. M., & Capraro, R.M. (2018, April). Pre-service teachers’ content and pedagogical knowledge in problem posing. Paper presented at the NCTM Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

Bicer, A., Capraro, R. M., Capraro, M. M., & Lee, Y. (2018, April). A-meta analysis: Writing in mathematics classroom. Paper presented at the NCTM Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

Bicer, A., Perihan, C., Capraro, R. M., Capraro, M. M., & Lee, Y. (2018, April). The impact of writing practices on students’ mathematical attainment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Caldwell, C. J., Bevan, D., & Kwon, H. (2018, March). Posing isn’t just for pictures. Oral presentation at Texas A&M University’s Student Research Week 2018, College Station, TX.

Calabrese, J. E. & Kopparla, M. (2018, March). To Pose or Not to Pose: Creating Multiplication Word Problems. Oral presentation at Texas A&M University’s Student Research Week, College Station, TX.

Lohmann, E., Rodriguez, S., Astorga, R., Vela, K. N. (2018, March). Math is hard for me: Perceptions of my abilities. Oral presentation at Student Research Week, College Station, TX.

Vela, K. N., Bicer, A., Lohman, E.S., Rodriguez, S., Astorga, R., Fidai, A., Capraro, R. M. (2018, February). The STEAM behind STEM. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Vela, K. N. (2018, February). Building and learning together through social constructivism. In R. Capraro (Chair), Molding mathematics teachers: Theories behind mathematics education. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Vela, K. N. (2018, February). I have undergraduates, now what? In R. Capraro & L. Burlbaw (Chairs), Greater than the sum of its parts: Co-constructing undergraduate research opportunities. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Craft, A. (2018, February). Early childhood teacher beliefs: Did their higher education prepare them for reality? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Rugh, M. S., & Capraro, M. M. (2018, February). The spin on fidget spinners. Presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA) regional conference. New Orleans, LA.

2017

Vela, K. N., Bicer, A., Lohmann, E., Rodriguez, S., Astorga, R., & Capraro, R. M. (2017, October). How does engagement in STEM PBL activities affect students’ interest in the arts? Poster presentation at Research Expo, College Station, TX.

Nite, S. B., Allen, G. D., Bicer, A., Morgan, J., & Barroso, L. R. (2017, June). College Freshman Beliefs About Studying and Learning Mathematics: Results from a Summer Engineering Calculus Bridge Program. Proposal accepted to 2017 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio.

Capraro, M. M., Capraro, R. M., Bicer, A., Erdogan, N. & Oner, A. T. Capraro, M. M., Capraro, R. M., Bicer, A., Erdogan, N. & Oner, A. T. (2017, April). Teacher of an integrated STEM language. Paper presented at the annual meeting of National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), San Antonio, TX.

Bicer, A., Capraro, R. M., Capraro, M. M., & Nite, S. B. (April, 2017). Improving educational opportunities for underrepresented students: The educational impact of T-STEM academies. Paper accepted for the annual American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX.

Bicer, A., Nite, S. B., Reeves, L., Capraro, R. M., & Morgan, J. R. (2017, April). Mathematics teacher collaboration with online technology integration. Paper accepted to 2017 NCTM Research Conference. San Antonio, Texas.

Hall, K., Suarez, M. I., Lee, S., Slattery, P. (2017, April).  Reading Moby Dick from the borderlands.  Proposal accepted to American Educational Research Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Nite, S. B., Allen, G. D., Bicer, A., & Capraro, R. M. (2017, April). Precalculus program for prospective engineering students. Paper accepted to the NCTM Research Conference. San Antonio, Texas.

Nite, S. B., Allen, G. D., Bicer, A., & Capraro, R. M. (2017, April). Strengthening precalculus skills in a summer program for engineering students. Paper accepted to 2017 AERA Annual Meeting, Knowledge to Action: Achieving the Promise of Equal Education Opportunity. San Antonio, Texas.

Nite, S. B., Bicer, A., Currens, K. A., & Capraro, R. M. (2017, April). Integrating science in music project-based learning. Paper submitted to 2017 National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Antonio, Texas.

Lee, Y., Suarez, M. I., Caldwell, C., & Rice, D.  (2017, March). Affective engagement in STEM PBL. Paper presented at the Texas A&M University’s Student Research Week 2017, College Station, TX.

Rice, D. & Caldwell, C. (2017, March).  Experiences of Teachers and Students in STEM Summer Camp.  Paper presented at Texas A&M University’s Student Research Week 2017, College Station, TX.

Capraro, M. M., Capraro, R. M., & DeMiranda, M. (2017, March). The hidden supports of high school engineering and technology science fair winners. Accepted for presentation at the 2017 International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, Dallas, TX.

Nite, S. B., Houlahan, M., Tacka, P., & Moreno, P. (2017, March). Musicianship and Pedagogical Skills of Music Teachers: The Impact of a Model of Learning and Instruction shaped by Kodály Concept. Poster proposal accepted to Organization of American Kodály Educators 2017 National Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Kwon, H., Foran, A., & Kopparla, M. (2017, February). Teachers’ perceptions on using technology in classrooms. Presented at Southwestern Educational Research Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Bicer, A., Nite, S. B., Capraro, M. M., Barroso, L. R., Suarez, M., Kwon, J., & Rice, D. (2017, February). The effects of STEM summer camp on student interest in STEM careers. Proposal accepted to Southwestern Educational Research Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Bicer, A., Perihan, C., Nite, S. B., Capraro, R. M., Currens, K. A., Suarez, M., & Lee, Y., & Capraro, R. M. (2017, February). The effects of cognitive behavior therapy on students’ mathematics anxiety. Proposal submitted for Southwestern Educational Research Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Currens, K. A. (2017, February). Great literature in high school: How teachers engage students to appreciate the classics. Proposal submitted for Southwestern Educational Research Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Meister, S., Lindner, A., & Suarez, M. I. (2017, February).  Silenced under the umbrella:  Inclusion and exclusion of LGBTIQ+ voices in practitioner literature.  Proposal accepted to Southwestern Educational Research Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Nite, S. B., Bicer, A., Currens, K. A., Lee, Y., Bevan, D., & Barroso, L. R. (2017, February). Summer precalculus bridge program: Use of electronic resources. Proposal submitted for Southwestern Educational Research Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Nite, S. B., Bicer, A., Currens, K. A., Salazar, K., & Capraro, M. M. (2017, February). STEM summer camp affect on spatial drawing ability. Proposal accepted to Southwestern Educational Research Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Nite, S. B., Bicer, A., Salazar, K., Lee, Y., Barroso, L. R., & Capraro, R. M. (2017, February). The effect of STEM project-based learning on mathematics teacher instruction. Proposal accepted to Southwestern Educational Research Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Vela, K. & Bevan, D. (2017, February). Pre-Service teachers use of STEM language. Proposal accepted to Southwestern Educational Research Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Currens, K. A. (2017, January). Authentic Mathematics in STEM PBL: More Difficult Than It Seems.  Proposal submitted for the 10th Annual Texas STEM Conference, Dallas, TX.

2016

Allen, G. D., Goldsby, D., & Nite, S. B. (2016, March). Testing unfairness – mathematics and simulations. Presented at the 28th Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics.

Barroso, L. R., Nite, S. B., Morgan, J. R., Bicer, A., Capraro, R. M., & Capraro, M. M. (2016, March). Using the engineering design process as the structure for project-based learning: An informal STEM activity on bridge-building. Presented at the 2016 IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC), Princeton, NJ.

Bicer, A., Capraro, R. M., & Capraro, M. M. (2016, April). STEM schools vs. non-STEM schools: Comparing Hispanic students’ mathematics growth rate on high-stakes test performance. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, D.C.

Bicer, A., Capraro, R. M., Capraro, M. M., & Nite, S. B. (April, 2017). Improving educational opportunities for underrepresented students: The educational impact of T-STEM academies. Paper accepted for the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX.

Bicer, A., Kopparla, M., Capraro, R. M., & Capraro, M. M. (2016, April). Longitudinal effects of technology integration and teacher professional development on students’ mathematics achievement. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, D.C.

Bicer, A., Nite, S. B., Capraro, R. M., Barroso, L. R., Capraro, M. M., & Froyd, J. (2016, October). Informal STEM Camp Influences on Engineering Confidence. Paper presented at the 2016 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference: The Crossroads of Engineering and Business. Erie, PA.

Bicer, A., Nite, S. B., Capraro, R. M., Barroso, L. R., Capraro, M. M., & Froyd, J. (2016, October). Informal STEM Camp Influences on Engineering Confidence. Paper presented at the 2016 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference: The Crossroads of Engineering and Business. Erie, PA.

Bicer, A., Ozfidan, B., Capraro, M. M., Capraro, R. M., & Nite, S. B. (2016, April). A meta-analysis: The effects of writing interventions on students’ mathematics success. Paper accepted to 2017 AERA Annual Meeting, Knowledge to Action: Achieving the Promise of Equal Education Opportunity. San Antonio, Texas.

Capraro, M. M., & Capraro, R. M. (2016, November). Dynamic problem posing through reciprocal problem solving. Paper presents the at the 2nd Biennial International conference on Urban Education, San Juan, PR.

Capraro, R. M., Capraro, M. M., Barroso, L. R., & Morgan, J. R. (2016). Through biodiversity and multiplicative principles Turkish students transform the culture of STEM education. International Journal of STEM.

Capraro, R. M., Capraro, M. M., Nite, S. B., Barroso, L. R., & Brooks, C. (2016, October). Impact for Female Students of an Integrated STEM PBL Summer Curriculum on Content Knowledge Mastery and Post-Secondary Matriculation.  Paper presented at the 46th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2016. Erie, PA.

Capraro, R. M., Capraro, M. M., Scheurich, J., Jones, M., Morgan, J., Huggins, K., Corlu ,S. M., Younes, R., & Han, S. Y. (2016) The impact of sustained professional development in STEM in a diverse urban district. Journal of Educational Research.

Currens, K. A. (2016, September). Resurrection of the Lower Valley School. Organization of Educational Historians. North Park University. Chicago, IL.

Erdogan, N., Öner, A. T., Capraro, R. M., & Capraro, M. M. (2016, April). Examination of students’ attitudes towards STEM and interest in STEM careers: A STEM camp example. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Baltimore, MD.

Goldsby, D., Hill,K., & Lee, Y. (2016, October). Bear, snake, cat: What animal do you see? Presented at the Annual Conference for Middle Level Education, Austin, Texas.

Hall, K., Lee, S., Suarez, M. I., & Slattery, P. (2016, October 21). Reading Moby Dick from the borderlands. Paper presented at the Curriculum & Pedagogy Conference at Wyndham, Cleveland, OH.

Hill, K. K., Bicer, A., & Capraro, M. M. (2016). Do teachers have the opportunities they need to learn to teach with manipulatives? Electronic International Journal of Education, Arts, and Science, 2(3), 49-50.

Hill, K. K., Bicer, A., & Capraro, R. M. (2016, In press). Effect of teachers’ professional development from MathForward™ on students’ math achievement. International Journal of Research in Education & Science.

Howard, T., Capraro, R. M., Capraro, M. M., Ortiz, N. A., & Emdin, C. (2016, April). The apparent proliferation of “separate but equal” in STEM environments. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

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Nite, S. B. (2016, February). Function Transformations Geometrically. Presented at Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics 6-12, Huntsville, TX.

Nite, S. B., Allen, G. D., Bicer, A., & Morgan, J. (2016, June). Student Engineering calculus bridge program success: Comparing variation results. in Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education 2016, Paper ID# 16610 presented at ASEE’s 123rd National Conference and Education, Washington DC.

Nite, S. B., Allen, G. D., Capraro, R. M., Bicer, A., & Morgan, J. (2016, December). Supporting engineering education through calculus success. Paper presented at the 27th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference. Coffs Harbour, Australia.

Nite, S. B., Allen, G. D., Morgan, J., & Bicer, A., & Capraro, R. M. (2016, June). Engineering calculus bridge program success: Comparing program variation results. Paper presented at the 123rd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition. New Orleans, LA.

Nite, S. B., Bicer, A., & Kirby, K. (2016, October). Learning how to manage money: A financial literacy project for middle school students. Paper presented at Annual Conference for Middle School Education. Austin, TX.

Nite, S. B., Brooks, ‘C., Rice, D., & Bicer, A. (2016, February). Diversity matters in informal STEM experiences. Poster presented at Climate Matters Conference: A Dialogue on Climate, Inclusion and Respect. Texas A&M University, College Station, Tx

Nite, S. B., Capraro, R. M., Bicer, A., & Morgan, J. (2016, December). Supporting engineering education through calculus success. Abstract submitted to 27th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference. Coffs Harbour, Australia.

Nite, S. B., Kirby, K., & Bicer, A. (2016, October). Learning how to manage money: A financial literacy project for middle school students. Presented at Annual Conference for Middle School Education. Austin, Tx.

Nite, S., Bicer, A., Reeves, L., Barroso, L. & Capraro, M. (2015). Online Professional Development: Challenges of Observation of Secondary Classroom Simulation. In Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (pp. 358-364). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Öner, A. T., Nite, S., Capraro, M. M., Capraro, R. M., & Barroso, L. (2016, May). Examination of students’ creativity in a STEM camp: Exploring STEAM. International Conference on Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology (ICEMST), Bodrum, Turkey.

Suarez, M. I.  & Lai Hing, E. (2016, October 21).  We Just Need to Pee:  Using Currere to Deconstruct North Carolina’s House Bill 2Paper presented at the Curriculum & Pedagogy Conference at Wyndham, Cleveland, OH.

Suarez, M. I. (2016, April 7).  I Am:  A Butlerian Re-writing of “I Am Joaquin.”  Paper presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies Conference 2016 at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Suarez, M. I., Scaramuzzo, P. & Slattery, P. (2016, October 20).  We All Have a Pulse:  Epigenetics, Proleptic Eschatology, and Creating a Culture of Understanding.  Paper presented at the Curriculum & Pedagogy Conference at Wyndham, Cleveland, OH.

Suarez, M. I., Slattery, P.  (2016, April 7).  Toward a Butlerian Education:  Social Justice Education through Vulnerability.  Paper presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies Conference 2016 at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.