Through this Learn and Serve America program, the CSU developed innovative approaches to engage students, campuses and communities in STEM service learning that resulted in:
- Over 10,200 K-12 students participated in STEM activities facilitated by CSU service-learning students and faculty to spark their interest in STEM.
- We increased the number of STEM service-learning courses offered annually by 245, from 284 in 2008-09 to 529 in 2012-13. This is a 86% increase.
- We increased the number of students participating in STEM service-learning courses annually by 3,649, from 5,750 (in 2008-09) to 9,399 (in 2012-13). This is a 63% increase.
- We increased the percentage of STEM service-learning courses as compared to the total offerings of service-learning courses systemwide from 10.1% in 2008-09 to 17.7% in 2012-13.
- The STEM C3 manual developed by the CoyoteCareers team at CSU San Bernardino was distributed in hard copy to over 400 recipients and was downloaded electronically from our website 651 times in just one year's time.
- More than 60 CSU faculty, staff, students and alumni served as volunteers, judges, interpreters and facilitators at the 2011 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
- All CSU faculty who participated in an Engaged Department Institute for the Sciences reported increased competence in their ability to incorporate service learning into their STEM courses.
Cobblestone Applied Research and Evaluation provided a thorough account of our LSA (STEM)2 efforts. You will find the evaluation reports listed below.
- Self-Assessment Rubric for the Institutionalization of Service-Learning in University (STEM)2 Departments: Pretest Results, April 2011 (.pdf)
- (STEM)2 Year One Evaluation Final Report, July 2011 (.pdf)
- Engaged Department Institute Evaluation Final Report, July 2011 (.pdf)
- STEM C3 Symposium Summary, San Jose State University, November 2011 (.pdf)
- STEM C3 Symposium Summary, CSU Fullerton, February 2012 (.pdf)
- ECO LED Evaluation Final Report, July 2012 (.pdf)