Received: 23 May 2018
Accepted: 3 September 2018
First Online: 21 September 2018
: TR, Assistant Professor, Bowling Green State University. TR’s research interests include informal STEM education, African American students’ relationship with and understanding of mathematics and STEM, how elementary preservice teachers think about equitable teaching of mathematics, and how elementary preservice teachers develop mathematics and STEM teaching identities.CJ, Associate Professor, Iowa State University. CJ’s research interest focuses on effective mathematics instruction at the elementary and middle levels, the preparation of prospective and in-service mathematics teachers, STEM Education, STEM literacy, STEM curricula development, strategies to help students who struggle in mathematics, and STEM teachers’ conceptions of equity.MMS, Professor of STEM Education, University of Kentucky. MMS’s current line of research includes Preservice teachers’ perceptions of struggling learners, transdisciplinary STEM education, informal STEM learning environments, and broadening participation in STEM.SBB, Associate Professor of K-12 STEM Education, University of Central Florida. SBB’s most current lines of research include deepening student and teacher understanding of mathematics through transdisciplinary STE(A)M problem-based inquiry and mathematics, science, and STE(A)M teacher professional development effectiveness.CM, Assistant Professor, California State University, Long Beach. CM’s research interests include how preservice teachers incorporate mathematical modeling and the engineering design process into their mathematics classrooms, how do preservice teachers implement problem-based learning and integrated STEM education influences students’ motivation toward and perceptions of STEM.MALC, Education Resource Specialist, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH. MALC’s research interests include how to prepare resilient and proficient STEM professionals, and how the design of curriculum and learning experiences can support STEM literacy and equitable STEM pathways.DCS, STEM Teacher, Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, KY. DCS’ research interests include broadening participation in STEM and STEM informal learning environments.AD, doctoral student, Iowa State University. AD’s current line of research includes early childhood and elementary STEM curriculum, transdisciplinary STEM education, broadening participation in STEM, and family engagement in mathematics and STEM experiences.LRP, Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of Kentucky.CAC, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Morehead State University.
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