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1 Prof. Ricardo Valerdi Systems & Industrial Engineering University of Arizona

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3 Global R&D Investments Data for 2002 Source: Science and Engineering Indicators, NSF 2008 R&D Expenditures and Share of World Total 1/3

4 First Engineering Degrees (China Rises) Source: NSF Science and Engineering Indicators 2010 China Japan US

5 How do we compare with the Rest of the World? Source: NSF Science and Engineering Indicators 2010

6 NAE GRAND CHALLENGES

7 Arizona Science of Baseball Objectives 1.Increase Student Awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Fields as a Future Education and Career Option 2.Motivate Students to Excel Despite Obstacles 3.Provide a Measurable Opportunity for Individual Transformation 4.Establish a Framework for Sustainable Change

8 STEM Topics in the context of Baseball BiologyMathematicsPhysics Sports safetyBase runningHigh altitude baseball Reaction time for batters and runners Geometric angles on the baseball field Temperature effects on baseball flight Heart rate Finding the sweet spot of the bat Bat materials Muscle fatigueBatting averagesSwing mechanics Nutrition Baseball statistics/sabermetrics Hitting a ball in motion StressBatter/pitcher matchupHome run distances at different ballparks

9 Assessment Plan MeasureInstrument/MethodFrequencyComparison groupNotes Math competencies 5-question math quiz based on common core standards Before program begins Self Attendance in schoolData from schoolWeekly Other Mansfeld students DisciplineData from schoolWeekly Other Mansfeld students Math scores on standardized test Data from schoolQuarterly Other Mansfeld students Attitudes towards STEM Math Personality Profile Week 1 and week 6SelfPre and post test Effectiveness of mentorship program Interviews/surveys 6, 9, 12 months after the program Other STEM programs Ask parents, teachers, students Graduation rateData from school Upon completion of High School Other Mansfeld students Rate of matriculation to tertiary education Data from individuals Upon enrollment in Community College/University Other Mansfeld students Selection and completion of STEM degree Data from individualsUpon graduation from University Other Mansfeld students


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