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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Tryon Trekkers: An Evaluation of a STEM Based Afterschool Program for At-Risk Youth, Chessa Eckels Anderson

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Learning Through Nature: A Study of a Next Generation Science Standards Based Teacher Workshop that Blends Outdoor Learning Experiences with Formal Science, Ashley Fanning

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Connecting to Nature, Community, and Self: A Conservation Corps Approach to Re-engaging At-Risk Youth in Science Education, Sara Jo Linden

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Growing STEM Education on the Playground: A Case Study of the Factors That Influence Teachers’ Use of School Gardens, Megan Poole

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Creating a Learning Continuum: A Critical Look at the Intersection of Prior Knowledge, Outdoor Education, and Next Generation Science Standards Disciplinary Core Ideas and Practices, Trisha Leigh Schlobohm

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Keeley Probes as a Tool for Uncovering Student Ideas: How Do Teachers Use Formative Assessment Probes to Plan and Adapt Instruction?, Kalin Tobler

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The Effectiveness of Participation in a Project-based Learning Project on At-risk Student Self-Efficacy, Benjamin Aaron Weber

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Origin and Use of Pedagogical Content Knowledge: A Case Study of Three Math Teachers and Their Students, Christopher Neal Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Engineering a Healthier Watershed: Middle School Students Use Engineering Design to Lessen the Impact of Their Campus' Impervious Surfaces on Their Local Watershed, Elizabeth Claire Gardner

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Isn’t Citizen Science a Hoot? A Case-study Exploring the Effectiveness of Citizen Science as an Instrument to Teach the Nature of Science through a Local Nocturnal Owl-Monitoring Project, Tess Marie Kreofsky

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Focus on a STEM, Based in Place, Watershed Curriculum: A confluence of stormwater, humans, knowledge, attitudes, and skills, Lecia Molineux Schall

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Evaluation of a High School Science Fair Program for promoting Successful Inquiry-based Learning, Julia Nykeah Betts

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The Power of Reflective Professional Development in Changing Elementary School Teachers' Instructional Practices, Carolina Christmann Cavedon

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Using Art to Teach Students Science Outdoors: How Creative Science Instruction Influences Observation, Question Formation, and Involvement, Christina Schull Cone

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"What Does This Graph Mean?" Formative Assessment With Science Inquiry to Improve Data Analysis, Andrea Dawn Leech

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Associations between Input and Outcome Variables in an Online High School Bioinformatics Instructional Program, Douglas S. Lownsbery

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Using Music-Related Concepts to Teach High School Math, Vytas Nagisetty

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Project NANO: Will Allowing High School Students To Use Research Grade Scanning Electron Microscopes Increase Their Interest in Science?, Leslie TenEyck Smith

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Effects of Ethnicity and Gender on Sixth-Grade Students' Environmental Knowledge and Attitudes After Participation in a Year-Long Environmental Education Program, Rachel Stagner

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Integrating K-W-L Prompts into Science Journal Writing: Can Simple Question Scaffolding Increase Student Content Knowledge?, Brandon Joel Wagner

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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An Investigation into Instructional Support for Data Analysis in High School Science Inquiry, Anika Rae Baker-Lawrence

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Deoxyribonucleic Acid and Other Words Students Avoid Speaking Aloud: Evaluating the Role of Pronunciation on Participation in Secondary School Science Classroom Conversations, Stacie Elizabeth Beck

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Increasing Evidence Based Reasoning in an 8th Grade Classroom Through Explicit Instruction, Erol Chandler

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Lighting the Fire: How Peer-Mentoring Helps Adult Learners Increase Their Interest in STEM Careers: A Case Study at the Community College Level, Patricia Marie DeTurk

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How Does Student Understanding of a Concept Change Throughout a Unit of Instruction? Support Toward the Theory of Learning Progressions, Brian Jay Dyer

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Impact of Teacher Feedback on the Development of State Issued Scoring Guides for Science Inquiry and Engineering Design Performance Assessments, Timothy Paul Fiser

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An Investigation into Teacher Support of Science Explanation in High School Science Inquiry Units, Rebecca Sue Hoffenberg

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Science Journals in the Garden: Developing the Skill of Observation in Elementary Age Students, Karinsa Michelle Kelly

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Thinking Aloud in the Science Classroom: Can a literacy strategy increase student learning in science?, Lindsey Joan Mockel

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Patterns in Nature Forming Patterns in Minds : An Evaluation of an Introductory Physics Unit, Christopher Ryan Sheaffer

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Grouped to Achieve: Are There Benefits to Assigning Students to Heterogeneous Cooperative Learning Groups Based on Pre-Test Scores?, Arman Karl Werth

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Sustainability Education as a Framework for Enhancing Environmental Stewardship in Young Leaders: An Intervention at Tryon Creek Nature Day Camp, Andrea Nicole Lawrence

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Do "Clickers" Improve Student Engagement and Learning in Secondary Schools?, Andrew James Mankowski

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An Action Research Study to Determine the Feasibility of Using Concept Maps as Alternative Assessments by a Novice Teacher, Nancy Smith Mitchell

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Using Brownfields to Think Green: Investigating Factors that Influence Community Decision-Making and Participation, Charissa Ruth Stair

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Investigating Student Understanding of the Law of Conservation of Matter, Shirley Lynn Tremel

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The Effect of Role Models on the Attitudes and Career Choices of Female Students Enrolled in High School Science, Stephanie Justine Van Raden

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Improving Hypothesis Testing Skills: Evaluating a General Purpose Classroom Exercise with Biology Students in Grade 9., Michael Gregg Wilder

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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An Environment-based Education Approach to Professional Development: A Mixed Methods Analysis of the Creeks and Kids Watershed Workshop and Its Impact on K-12 Teachers, Tiffany Bridgette Austin

Theses/Dissertations from 1969

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The Far East agreements of the Yalta Conference of February 4-11, 1945, and the Sino-Soviet agreements of August, 1945, Robert Harold Davidson