Works (32)

Updated: April 4th, 2024 00:40

2024 journal article

Measuring the Interdisciplinarity and Collaboration Perceptions of US Scientists, Engineers, and Educators

AERA OPEN, 10.

author keywords: collaboration; collectivism; factor analysis; higher education; interdisciplinary teaching and research; science education; STEM; survey research
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: January 22, 2024

2023 journal article

"We're all like one big family": How teacher-coaches' after-school PLC's influence STEM Club success

LEARNING CULTURE AND SOCIAL INTERACTION, 42.

author keywords: After-school clubs; Community of Practice; Informal STEM; Professional Learning Communities; Teacher professional development; Teacher teams
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: November 13, 2023

2023 journal article

Educator beliefs and organizational constraints: Factors that influence informal education about fish consumption advisories in a southeastern US state

SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT, 9(1).

author keywords: environmental health; informal science education; self-efficacy; fish consumption; beliefs; advisories
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: October 16, 2023

2023 article

Fluffy, Fluffier, and Fluffiest: Creating and Testing Biodegradable Starch Packing Peanuts

Mccance, K. R., Topliceanu, A. M., Echeverria, D., Mcalexander, S. L., Blanchard, M. R., & Venditti, R. A. (2023, September 11). JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, Vol. 9.

author keywords: High School/Introductory Chemistry; Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary; Laboratory Instruction; Hands-On Learning/Manipulatives; Applications of Chemistry
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
14. Life Below Water (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: October 10, 2023

2023 journal article

Investigating Graduate Students’ Experiences through Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)

Trends in Higher Education.

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: February 1, 2024

2023 journal article

Observing Microplastics in the Environment through Citizen-Science-Inspired Laboratory Investigations

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 100(5), 2067–2079.

author keywords: high school; environmental chemistry; hands-on learning; constructivism
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: May 30, 2023

2023 article

Using Activity Theory to understand the interactions of a university interdisciplinary team of scientists and science educators

McCance, K. R., Teeter, S. D., Blanchard, M. R., & Venditti, R. A. (2023, February 10). STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION, Vol. 2.

author keywords: Collaboration; Interdisciplinary; Qualitative; Graduate Students; Science Education; Activity Theory
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: February 11, 2023

2023 journal article

Why Do Students Attend STEM Clubs, What Do They Get Out of It, and Where Are They Heading?

EDUCATION SCIENCES, 13(5).

author keywords: STEM careers; career exploration; Situated Expectancy-Value Theory; rural; middle school; STEM clubs; underserved; afterschool
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: July 19, 2023

2022 journal article

Investigating the Experiences, Beliefs, and Career Intentions of Historically Underrepresented Science and Engineering Undergraduates Engaged in an Academic and Internship Program

Sustainability, 14(3), 1486.

author keywords: undergraduate; bioeconomy; bioproducts; careers; diverse workforce; internship
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID, Crossref
Added: January 29, 2022

2022 article

What effective design strategies do rural, underserved students in STEM clubs value while learning about climate change?

Gutierrez, K. S., Blanchard, M. R., & Busch, K. C. (2022, January 24). ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION RESEARCH, Vol. 1.

author keywords: Climate change education; culturally relevant pedagogy; expectancy-value theory; extracurricular; middle school; STEM clubs
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 21, 2022

2022 journal article

Why Olympiad: Investigating Motivations and Benefits of Coaching Elementary Science Olympiad

Journal of Science Teacher Education, 34(1), 63–85.

author keywords: Academic competition; Elementary Science Olympiad; elementary science teachers; out-of-school science education; volunteer motivation
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: April 18, 2022

2021 journal article

Eliciting Students' Voices Through STEM Career Explorations

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATION, 19(1), 151–169.

Contributors: M. Kier* & M. Blanchard n

author keywords: Careers; Culture; Motivation; Middle school; STEM
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: January 19, 2021

2021 journal article

Modeling a Biorefinery: Converting Pineapple Waste to Bioproducts and Biofuel

Journal of Chemical Education, 98(6), 2047–2054.

Contributors: K. McCance n, A. Suarez n, S. McAlexander n, G. Davis*, M. Blanchard n & R. Venditti n

author keywords: High School/Introductory Chemistry; First-Year Undergraduate/General; Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary; Laboratory Instruction; Hands-On Learning/Manipulatives; Inquiry-Based/Discovery Learning; Alcohols; Applications of Chemistry; Carbohydrates
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: May 19, 2021

2020 chapter

Informal STEM program learning

In Handbook of Research on STEM Education (pp. 138–151). http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85098224497&partnerID=MN8TOARS

By: M. Blanchard, K. Gutierrez, B. Habig, P. Gupta & J. Adams

Contributors: M. Blanchard, K. Gutierrez, B. Habig, P. Gupta & J. Adams

Source: ORCID
Added: July 2, 2021

2019 journal article

Contextual Choices in Online Physics Problems: Promising Insights Into Closing the Gender Gap

FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 10(MAR).

By: S. Wheeler* & M. Blanchard n

Contributors: S. Wheeler* & M. Blanchard n

author keywords: gender; physics; online; choice; motivation
TL;DR: It is suggested that modest changes to homework problems that provide choice and make the physics problems more contextually interesting—even without changes in classroom instruction—could increase interest and motivation in students and increase achievement for both male and female students. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: April 15, 2019

2019 journal article

Why Teach With PBL? Motivational Factors Underlying Middle and High School Teachers' Use of Problem-Based Learning

INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING, 13(1).

By: H. Lee n & M. Blanchard n

Contributors: H. Lee n & M. Blanchard n

Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: April 2, 2019

2018 journal article

District Strategic Teaming: Leadership for Systemic and Sustainable Reform

RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION & LEADERSHIP, 3(2), 139–177.

By: T. Alsbury*, M. Blanchard, K. Gutierrez*, C. Allred & A. Tolin

Contributors: T. Alsbury*, M. Blanchard*, K. Gutierrez*, C. Allred & A. Tolin

author keywords: District Strategic Teaming; Educational Reform and Innovation; Rural Schools
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: February 18, 2019

2018 journal article

Fostering Impactful Research Experiences for Teachers (RETs)

EURASIA JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION, 14(1), 447–465.

Contributors: M. Blanchard n & V. Sampson*

author keywords: RET; science inquiry; secondary science teachers; teacher professional development; apprenticeship model
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Investigating Technology-Enhanced Teacher Professional Development in Rural, High-Poverty Middle Schools

Educational Researcher, 45(3), 207–220.

By: M. Blanchard n, C. LePrevost n, A. Tolin n & K. Gutierrez n

Contributors: M. Blanchard n, C. LePrevost n, A. Tolin n & K. Gutierrez n

author keywords: achievement; achievement gap; instructional technologies; middle schools; mixed methods; science education; teacher education; development
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
1. No Poverty (OpenAlex)
4. Quality Education (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

How high school students construct or create animations about water boiling

Application of Visual Data in K-16 Science Classrooms, 191–216.

By: J. Albert, M. Blanchard & E. Wiebe

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Personal Goals and Perceived Barriers of Farmworker Pesticide Trainers: Implications for Workplace Safety and Health

Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 20(4), 267–282.

By: C. LePrevost, M. Blanchard & W. Cope

Contributors: C. LePrevost, M. Blanchard & W. Cope

author keywords: Beliefs; Farmworkers; Goals; Pesticides; Trainers; Training
TL;DR: It is suggested that the congruence of trainers’ goals provides a foundation for future collaborations to better meet farmworkers” needs. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: ORCID, Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: July 2, 2021

2014 journal article

The Development of the STEM Career Interest Survey (STEM-CIS)

RESEARCH IN SCIENCE EDUCATION, 44(3), 461–481.

By: M. Kier*, M. Blanchard n, J. Osborne* & J. Albert n

Contributors: M. Kier*, M. Blanchard n, J. Osborne* & J. Albert n

author keywords: STEM interest; Instrument; Survey; Social cognitive career theory; STEM careers; Confirmatory factor analysis
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Beliefs of science educators who teach pesticide risk to farmworkers

International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 8(4), 587–609.

By: C. LePrevost, M. Blanchard & W. Cope

Contributors: C. LePrevost, M. Blanchard & W. Cope

Source: ORCID
Added: July 2, 2021

2013 journal article

Engaging Latino Farmworkers in the Development of Symbols to Improve Pesticide Safety and Health Education and Risk Communication

Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 15(5), 975–981.

Contributors: C. Leprevost n, J. Storm n, M. Blanchard n, C. Asuaje* & W. Cope n

author keywords: Pesticides; Health education; Farmworkers; Toxicology
MeSH headings : Adult; Agriculture; Central America / ethnology; Communication; Female; Focus Groups; Health Education; Humans; Iowa; Male; Mexico / ethnology; North Carolina; Occupational Exposure / prevention & control; Occupational Health; Pesticides / poisoning; Product Labeling; Qualitative Research; Risk Management / methods
TL;DR: Visual materials for a pesticide toxicology safety and health curriculum were constructed by engaging farmworkers in various stages of symbol development, supporting the importance of vivid and realistic symbols, the effectiveness of a traffic-light symbol in communicating technical information to farmworkers, and the need to engage low-literacy end-users in the production of educational materials. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (OpenAlex)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries, ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Differential Use of Elementary Science Kits

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENCE EDUCATION, 34(15), 2371–2391.

Contributors: G. Jones n, L. Robertson*, G. Gardner*, S. Dotger* & M. Blanchard n

author keywords: Teacher development; Teacher actions; Curriculum
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Science teachers and scientific argumentation: Trends in views and practice

Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 49(9), 1122–1148.

Contributors: V. Sampson* & M. Blanchard n

author keywords: argumentation; science teachers; cognitive appraisal interview
TL;DR: A cognitive appraisal interview was used to examine how 30 secondary science teach-ers evaluate alternative explanations, generate an argument to support a specific explanation, and invest in their views about engaging students in argumentation. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 28, 2020

2011 journal article

Exploring the Construct of Pedagogical Discontentment: A Tool to Understand Science Teachers' Openness to Reform

RESEARCH IN SCIENCE EDUCATION, 41(3), 299–317.

By: S. Southerland*, S. Sowell, M. Blanchard n & E. Granger*

Contributors: S. Southerland*, S. Sowell, M. Blanchard n & E. Granger*

author keywords: Pedagogical discontentment; Self-efficacy; Science teacher conceptual change; Teacher professional development
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Random responding from participants is a threat to the validity of social science research results

Frontiers in Psychology, 1(JAN).

By: J. Osborne & M. Blanchard*

Contributors: J. Osborne & M. Blanchard*

author keywords: response set; type II error; best practices; random responding
TL;DR: Researchers in the social sciences are reminded to screen their data for random responding in their outcome measures in order to improve the odds of detecting effects of their interventions. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: July 2, 2021

2011 article

The Pesticide Risk Beliefs Inventory: A Quantitative Instrument for the Assessment of Beliefs about Pesticide Risks

LePrevost, C. E., Blanchard, M. R., & Cope, W. G. (2011, June). INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH, Vol. 8, pp. 1923–1935.

Contributors: C. Leprevost n, M. Blanchard n & W. Cope n

author keywords: pesticides; risk communication; pesticide education; science education; inventory
MeSH headings : Agriculture; Communication; Female; Focus Groups; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Humans; Interviews as Topic; Male; North Carolina; Pesticides / poisoning; Risk Assessment; Surveys and Questionnaires
TL;DR: The development and field testing of the Pesticide Risk Beliefs Inventory was described, found to be psychometrically sound with a Cronbach’s alpha of 0.780 and to be a valuable tool in capturing pesticide educators’ beliefs about pesticide risk, assessing beliefs in four key categories. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Is Inquiry Possible in Light of Accountability?: A Quantitative Comparison of the Relative Effectiveness of Guided Inquiry and Verification Laboratory Instruction

SCIENCE EDUCATION, 94(4), 577–616.

Contributors: M. Blanchard n, S. Southerland*, J. Osborne n, V. Sampson*, L. Annetta n & E. Granger*

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
1. No Poverty (OpenAlex)
4. Quality Education (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

The Problem with Reform from the Bottom up: Instructional practises and teacher beliefs of graduate teaching assistants following a reform-minded university teacher certificate programme

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENCE EDUCATION, 32(8), 1045–1071.

Contributors: T. Addy n & M. Blanchard n

author keywords: Laboratory; Teacher practices; Teacher beliefs; Graduate teaching assistants; University certificate programme; Reform-minded pedagogy
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

No Silver Bullet for Inquiry: Making Sense of Teacher Change Following an Inquiry-Based Research Experience for Teachers

SCIENCE EDUCATION, 93(2), 322–360.

Contributors: M. Blanchard n, S. Southerland* & E. Granger*

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (Web of Science)
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

Employment

Updated: February 14th, 2021 12:29

2006 - present

North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina, US
Professor of Science Education STEM Education

Education

Updated: February 14th, 2021 12:44

Florida State University Tallahassee, FL, US
PhD Science Education

Florida State University Tallahassee, FL, US
MS Science Education

1980 - 1984

Augustana College Rock Island, Illinois, US
MA Biology

Funding History

Funding history based on the linked ORCID record. Updated: February 14th, 2021 12:38

grant July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2024
CAREER: Biochar Systems for Sustainable Applications in the Food-Energy-Water Nexus
Directorate for Engineering
grant November 15, 2018 - November 14, 2023
Interdisciplinary Doctoral Education Program in Animal Production from Renewable Forest Resources
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
grant June 15, 2017 - June 14, 2022
Preparing Diverse and Rural Students and Teachers to Meet the Challenges in the Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
grant September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2018
STEM Career Clubs: Enhancing the potential of underrepresented students in STEM careers through a Strategic Teaming Model
Directorate for Education & Human Resources
grant September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2014
Strategies-STEM Teams: Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Skills, Knowledge, Interest, and Career Awareness through Strategic Teaming
Directorate for Education & Human Resources

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