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United States

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United States

Benny Mart


Postdoctoral Associate
Biology Teaching and Learning

My research primarily revolves around Integrated STEM Education (iSTEM). During my PhD career, I delve into the operationalization of iSTEM and its impact on student attitudes towards STEM, especially in relation to demographic variables such as gender and race. My findings underscore the importance of a holistic, equity-driven, and integrated approach to STEM education and emphasize the pressing need for a more inclusive approach to STEM education.

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Selected publications

Hiwatig, B., Roehrig, G. H., Ellis, J. A., Rouleau, M. D. (2022). Examining Student Cognitive Engagement in Integrated STEM. In Proceedings of the 2022 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition.

Dare, E. A., Hiwatig, B., Keratithamkul, K., Ellis, J. A., Roehrig, G. H., Ring-Whalen, E. A., Rouleau, M. D., Faruqi, F., Rice, C., Titu, P., Li, F., Wieselmann, J. R., & Crotty, E. A. (2021). Improving STEM education: The design and development of a K-12 STEM observation protocol (STEM-OP) (RTP). In Proceedings of the 2021 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition.

Dare, E. A., Keratithamkul, K., Hiwatig, B. M., & Li, F. (2021). Beyond content: Exploring the role of STEM disciplines, real-world problem 21st century skills, and STEM careers within science teachers’ conceptions of STEM education. Education Sciences, 11(11), 737

Roehrig, G.H., Keratithamkul, K., & Hiwatig, B. (2020). Intersections of Integrated STEM and Socio-scientific Issues. In W. Powell (Ed.) Socioscientific Issues-Based Instruction for Scientific Literacy Development. IGI Global.

Education and background

Ph.D. in Education, Curriculum, and Instruction - STEM Education (University of Minnesota, 2022)