2014 Internet2 Global Summit

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K-12 Education: Training the Next Generation of STEM Researchers

Time 04/10/14 08:45AM-10:00AM

Room Governor's Square 12

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Session Abstract

The session will present the details of WateRediscover, which aims at training the next generation of STEM Researchers from middle and high school students across the globe as they collaborate with faculty and students at North Dakota State University (NDSU). This annual project uses Internet2's resources to support the use of collaboration and research applications such as high-definition videoconferencing and transfer of research data. The project team at NDSU imparts necessary training to the involved students on research methodology. Students (helped by their mentors) identify a research problem, design their experimental plan, and carry out research following the engineering design process (EDP). They present their findings to peers (other participating teams) via live videoconference. The program includes participations from the US, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Uganda and Tezpur University in India through connections with peer networks like ERNET. The presenters will highlight the academic and research collaborations with international sites spread over 4 continents. This technology supports transfer of training modules and students’ research data, and supports facilitation of collaboration in research. The session will include teams from the United States and India participating by videoconference.


Speaker Achintya Bezbaruahrth North Dakota State University

Speaker Kim Owen North Dakota State University

Speaker Bruce Curtis North Dakota State University

Speaker Daniel Erichsen North Dakota State University

Primary track Innovative Partnerships, Uses and Applications

Secondary tracks Internet2 NET+ Services Global Reach and Leadership Research Partnership Development and Engagement Building the Global Platform Innovative Partnerships, Uses and Applications Video Technologies International