Three Dartmouth undergraduate psychology majors are working to help about 300 rural middle school students become more engaged in science. The college students are designing and assembling kits called Build it Boxes aimed at sharpening STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills.
The undergraduate’s work is part of a research project led by Michele Tine an associate professor in Dartmouth’s Department of Education.
According to Tine, the kits are aligned with science standards used in VT and NH. The receiving students will receive the kit mailed to their home, once a month for a year.
A $25,000 Scholarly Innovation and Advancement Award from the Dean of Faculty Office and an equal amount from the Hanover-based Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation fund the Build-It Box program