The purpose of this study was to examine the latent construct of multicultural education (ME) among 1887 in-service teachers. Using existing ME scales and Banks’ five-pillar framework to capture relevant classroom, school, and community-level contexts, we generated and tested 48 survey items.
Long-Range Augmented Reality with Dynamic Occlusion Rendering
This paper addresses the problem of fast and accurate dynamic occlusion reasoning by real objects in the scene for large scale outdoor AR applications.
Physiological Responses to Acute Psychosocial Stress in Women with Menopausal Insomnia
Insomnia disorder is a common sleep disorder and frequently emerges in the context of menopause, being associated with menopause-specific factors such as hot flashes and other psychosocial variables.
Increasing science literacy in early childhood: The connection between home and school. American Educator. American Federation of Teachers.
Turning everyday activities such as baking into scientific activities is more than just fun: it is important for our children’s futures
Traumatic Experiences and Associated Symptomatology in Asian American Middle School Students
This study examines the prevalence of trauma experiences and traumatic stress in a diverse group of Asian American middle school students from a large urban school district.
Expanding STEM opportunities through inclusive STEM‐focused high schools
Inclusive STEM high schools (ISHSs) (where STEM is science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) admit students on the basis of interest rather than competitive examination. This study examines the central assumption behind these schools—that they provide students from subgroups underrepresented in STEM with experiences that equip them academically and attitudinally to enter and stay in the STEM pipeline. Hierarchical modeling was applied to data from student surveys and state longitudinal data records for 5113 students graduating from 39 ISHSs and 22 comprehensive high schools in North Carolina and Texas. Compared to peers from the same demographic group with similar Grade 8 achievement levels, underrepresented minority and female ISHS students in both states were more likely to undertake advanced STEM coursework. Hispanics in Texas and females in both states expressed more STEM career interest in Grade 12 if they attended an ISHS. Positive relationships between ISHS attendance and grade point average were found in the total sample and each subgroup in North Carolina. Positive ISHS advantages in terms of test scores for the total student sample were found for science in both states and for mathematics in Texas. For the various student subgroups, test score differences favored the ISHS samples but attained statistical significance only for African Americans’ science achievement scores in the Texas study.
Hybrid Convolutional Neural Networks for Articulatory and Acoustic Information Based Speech Recognition
This work explores using deep neural networks (DNNs) and convolutional neural networks (CNNs) for mapping speech data into its corresponding articulatory space. Our speech-inversion results indicate that the CNN models perform better than their DNN counterparts.
Mapping the Hypocretin/Orexin Neuronal System: An Unexpectedly Productive Journey
Early in 1998, we (and others) described the same hypothalamic neuropeptides, respectively called the hypocretins or orexins, which were discovered using two different approaches.
Update notifications for the BioCyc collection of databases
The BioCyc update notifications service is a new mechanism to keep researchers informed of the latest developments in their areas of interest.