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Minority Student Pipeline MSP
The Minority Student Pipeline Math Science Partnership (MSP)2 is led by Bowie State University (BSU) with the additional core partners of the Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), the Prince George's Community College (PGCC), the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP), the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute (UMBI), and the University System of Maryland (USM). (MSP)2 proposes to establish a strong, multifaceted partnership among the essential P-16 players in one of the largest minority-majority counties in the country, Prince George's County, Maryland, in order to expand the minority student pipeline in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields in higher education.

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Project Contributions

Dual Enrollment in Science: Paving the way for college STEM degrees
Posted by: David May. To address the representation gap in the sciences, a partnership of institutions implemented two different early college/dual enrollment courses for high school students as part of a larger project. One…
Minority Student Pipeline MSP Project Outcomes Report
Posted by: David May. Through professional development opportunities for teachers, teaching experiences for undergraduates, and challenging course work for high-school students within Prince Georges county, (MSP) has helped to prepare and retain minority students…
Characterizing a New Dimension of Change in Attending and Responding to the Substance of Student Thinking
"'Responsive teaching,' in which teachers attend and respond to the substance of students' ideas, is central to facilitating student learning through engagement in authentic disciplinary practices. In characterizing teachers' progress…
Collaborative Logic Modeling: A Tool for Developing a Shared Vision across Diverse Partner Perspectives
"NSF requires articulating theories of change and/or logic models (LM) for MSP proposal submission. Situated in three MSP targeted partnership programs, a panel of PI's, project directors, district leaders, and…
The Impact of Different Early-College/Dual-Enrollment Programs on Minority Student Persistence in Science Disciplines
"In the United States, minorities are generally underrepresented in the STEM fields. There is considerable evidence that minority students benefit from early exposure to college-credit courses while in high school.…
Modifying Program Implementation and Addressing Sustainability Issues to Improve Research Experiences for Teachers
"The recruiting strategies and implementation of a year-long professional development program using authentic research experiences to promote explicit nature of science instruction in the classroom evolved to better address the…
It Happened To Me: Perspectives from MSP Teacher Participants
"How People Learn made the important observation that students get turned on to science between the fourth and sixth grades, and minority students are particularly vulnerable to early school influences…
Cool Schools: Cool Spring Erosion
Posted by: David May. WUSA-TV education reporter Mike Hydeck came to Cool Spring Elementary School to check out how 5th graders are getting their hands dirty learning about erosion. Their teacher, Danielle Spisak, is…
Minority Student Pipeline MSP (MSP)2
Posted by: David May. The primary goal of (MSP)2 is to strengthen the pipeline of minority students into science and science teaching, and our chief strategy is to focus on inquiry instruction. Inquiry instruction,…
"We can't really talk about the whys of magnetism now"
Posted by: Andy Elby. This poster examines how a teacher engages her students in inquiry both before and after a high stakes State test. Before the state assessment, Ms. J felt pressure to prepare…
Teacher attention leading to student inquiry: A case study of an emergent 5th grade magnetism unit
Posted by: Andy Elby. In a fifth grade classroom, a planned 1-day inquiry turned into a 7-day detailed investigation in which students engaged in numerous scientific practices such a mechanistic reasoning and coordinating theory…
Deemphasizing science vocabulary with English language learners
Posted by: Andy Elby. Some educators teachers advocate scaffolding English language learners' scientific inquiry by frontloading vocabulary, while others urge deemphasizing vocabulary, at least at first. Most of the arguments on both sides, however,…
Strengthening the Early-College Minority Student Pipeline in Science with a Multi-faceted Program
This paper addresses the following claim(s): "Multiple different opportunities for secondary students to take early-college and dual-enrollment science courses increase the likelihood that students will attend college (2- or 4-year)…