Emily A. Dare

Emily A. Dare

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Assistant Professor of STEM Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

  • PhD, STEM Education, University of Minnesota, 2015
  • MS, Physics, Tufts University, 2011
  • BS, Physics, Brandeis University, 2008

Biography

Emily Dare has been an Assistant Professor of STEM Education at Michigan Tech since 2015. Her areas of expertise reside in two main arenas. One is working with secondary science teachers to improve inquiry-based and integrated STEM practices in the classroom. The other is in working with students to understand their interests and motivations in pursuing STEM fields as a career. Specifically, Emily is interested in exploring gender equality in STEM fields that are highly underrepresented by women. Past projects have included working with in-service science teachers to develop integrated STEM curricula, leading reform-based and STEM integration professional development for in-service science teachers, and exploring students’ perceptions surrounding physics and physics-related careers.

Research Interests

  • STEM Education
  • In-service teacher education
  • Teacher beliefs
  • Curriculum writing and assessment
  • Gender equity in science/STEM
  • Student interest in STEM

Recent Publications

  • Dare, E. A., Ellis, J. A., & Roehrig, G. H. (2014). Driven by beliefs: Understanding challenges physical science teachers face when integrating engineering and physics. Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 4(2), 47-61. Read More
  • Dare, E. A., Childs, G. T., Cannaday, E. A., & Roehrig, G. H. (2014). Blasting off with engineering! Science & Children, 52(3), 60-64. Read More
  • Ellis, J., Dare, E., Voigt, M., & Roehrig, G. (2015). Rethinking the egg drop with NGSS science and engineering practices. Michigan Science Teachers Association Journal, 60(2), 61-66. Read More
  • Ellis, J., Dare, E., & Roehrig, G. (2016). From consumers to creators: Adventure Learning and its impact on pre-service teachers’ TPACK and technology integration. In D. Slykhuis & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (pp. 2617-2625). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. Read More
  • Dare, E. A., Childs, G. T., Cannaday, E. A., & Roehrig, G. H. (2016). Blasting off with engineering! In L. Froschauer (Ed), Bringing STEM to the elementary classroom (255-261). Arlington, VA: NSTA Press.
  • Dare, E. A., & Roehrig, G. H. (2016). "If I had to do it, then I would": Understanding early middle school students' perceptions of physics and physics-related careers by gender. Physical Review Physics Education Research, 12(2). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.12.020117 Read More
  • Dare, E. A., Rafferty, D., Scheidel, E., & Roehrig, G. H. (2017). Flood rescue: A gender-inclusive integrated STEM curricular unit. K-12 STEM Education, 3(2), 193-203. Read More

Recent Funding

  • Meyer, A. (PI), Urban, N. (Co-PI), Dare, E. (Co-PI), RET Site: PLACE- Promoting Learning About Computational tools and the Environment. The National Science Foundation (EEC-1542383). Amount Awarded: $599,590. Project Dates: January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2018. Submitted: April 8, 2015. Awarded: September 10, 2015.
  • Dare, E. (PI), Ellis, J. (Co-PI), & Irwin, J. (Co-PI). Engaging Students in Physical Science. MDE Title IIA(3) ITQ Grant 160290-023. Amount Awarded: $116,790. Project Dates: March 28, 2016 – September 30, 2017. Submitted November 20, 2015. Awarded March 25, 2016.

Recent Presentations (2015-present)

  • Dare, E. A., Ortmann, L., Anwar, T., Ellis, J. A., McFadden, J., Moore, T. J., Roehrig, G. H., & Guzey, S. S. (2015, January). From professional development to classroom implementation: Exploring STEM integration in K-12 science education (Themed Paper Set). Association of Science Teacher Education (ASTE). Portland, OR.
  • Dare, E. A., & Roehrig, G. H. (2015, April). Understanding student perceptions about physics: Finding similarities and differences between middle school girls and boys. National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). Chicago, IL.
  • Roehrig, G. H., Dare, E. A., Ellis, J. A., Moore, T. J., & Guzey, S. S. (2015, April). Challenges and successes: Understanding middle school physical science teachers’ experience with STEM integration. National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). Chicago, IL.
  • Dare, E. A., & Roehrig, G. H. (2015, July). Understanding middle school students’ perceptions of physics by gender. American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), College Park, MD.
  • Dare, E. A., Ellis, J. A., & Roehrig, G. H. (2015, July). Investigating STEM beliefs and practices of physical science teachers. American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). College Park, MD.
  • Ring, E., Dare, E. A. , Crotty, E., & Roehrig, G. H. (2016, January). A work in progress: The evolution of teacher conceptions of STEM education throughout an intensive, 3-week-long professional development. The Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE). Reno, NV.
  • Ellis, J. A., Dare, E. A., & Roehrig, G. H. (2016, January). The impact of Adventure Learning on pre-service science teachers’ TPACK. The Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE). Reno, NV.
  • Dare, E.A., & Roehrig, G. H. (2016, January). Considering girl-friendly science instructional strategies within an integrated STEM curriculum. Association of Science Teacher Education (ASTE). Reno, NV.
  • Ring, E., Dare, E. A., Crotty, E., & Roehrig, G. H. (2016, April). Shifting conceptions: Identifying and understanding teachers’ conceptual models of integrated STEM education. National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). Baltimore, MD.
  • Ellis, J. A., Dare, E. A., & Roehrig, G. H. (2016, April). Analysis of pre-service science teachers' TPACK in their creation of an Adventure Learning environment. National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). Baltimore, MD.
  • Roehrig, G. H., Ellis, J. A., Dare, E. A., & Sheldon, T. D. (2016, April). Evaluation of STEM-Integrated Lessons Using the Modified RTOP. National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). Baltimore, MD.
  • Ring, E. A., Dare, E. A., Roehrig, G. H., Titu, P., & Crotty, E. A. (2016, October). Science teachers’ conceptions of integrated STEM education and how these conceptions influence curriculum development. North-Central Meeting for The Association for Science Teacher Education (NCASTE). Des Moines, IA.
  • Dare, E. A., Ring, E. A., & Roehrig, G. H. (2016, October). Addressing and understanding models of STEM integration. North-Central Meeting for The Association for Science Teacher Education (NCASTE). Des Moines, IA.
  • Ring, E. A., Dare. E. A., Roehrig, G. H., Titu, P., & Crotty, E. A. (2017, January). Putting conceptions into practice: Understanding how science teachers prioritize aspects of STEM integration in curriculum writing. The Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE). Des Moines, IA.
  • Dare, E. A., & Roehrig, G. H. (2017, March). Exploring middle school students’ perceptions of physics: A gender study. 2017 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Winter Meeting. Atlanta, GA. [Invited]
  • Ring, E. A., Dare, E. A., Crotty, E. A., & Roehrig, G. H. (2017, March). NARST-sponsored session: Shifting conceptions: Identifying and understanding teachers’ conceptual models of integrated STEM education. National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Los Angeles, CA.
  • Ring, E. A., Dare. E. A., Roehrig, G. H., Titu, P., & Crotty, E. A. (2017, April). Understanding conceptual effects: How teachers’ conceptual models of integrated STEM education influence curriculum writing. National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). San Antonio, TX.
  • Dare, E. A., Ring, E. A., & Roehrig, G. H. (2017, April). Creating STEM continua: A phenomenographic approach to understanding perceptions of STEM integration models. National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). San Antonio, TX.

Teaching Experience

  • ED 5700: Introduction to Education Research
  • ED 4700: Fundamentals of Instruction