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SMART (Stormwater Management Research Team): Creating a Diverse STEM Pathway with Community Water Research

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Academic Level:
High School Students
K-12 Educators

SMART seeks to empower females and minorities to use science and engineering to research water quality in their local watershed. Students engage in numerous science and technology fields: engineering design, data acquisition, analysis and visualization, chemistry, environmental science, biology, and information technology. Students also connect with a diversity of professionals in water and engineering in government, private firms and non-profits. Dedicated mentors support SMART students as they research water issues within their communities. SMART began in the State of Maine. Now, through an NSF INCLUDES grant, SMART has expanded to eight states (New York, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, Idaho, and California), where partners are designing stormwater-themed projects that address their location and demographic specific needs.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Maine (Lead)
Boise State University
City University of New York (CUNY), City College of New York
Mississippi State University
Stanford University
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
University of South Florida

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Sensor Science & Engineering
STEM Fields
Urban Planning & Design

Collective Action
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Sensors
Hydrologic Science
Sensor Applications
STEM Education
Urban Water Policy
Water Management
Water Quality

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 6/20/2018
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