HSTA Publications

2021:

McKendall, S.B., McKendall, A., Kuhn, S., Morton, C., McMillion, M., & Freeland, S. (2021). The Health Sciences and Technology Academy: Re-imagining programmatic delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of STEM Outreach, 4, 4, 1-15.

McKendall, S.B., McKendall, A., Chester, A., Morton, C., Freeland, S., Kuhn, S., & McMillion, M. (2021). High School Students’ Learning During the COVID Pandemic: Perspectives from Health Sciences and Technology Academy Participants. Journal of STEM Outreach, 4, 1, 1-13.

McKendall, S.B., McKendall, A., & Chester, A. (2021). The development and validation of an academic, work health sciences and community intentions scale for out-of-school-time participants. [Manuscript submitted for publication].

2020:

Chester, A., McKendall, S., McKendall, A., Mann, M., Kristjansson, A., Branch, R., Hornbeck, B., Morton, C., Kuhn, S., Smith Branch, F., & Barnes-Rowland, C. (2020). The Health Sciences and Technology Academy (HSTA): Providing 26 years of Academic and Social Support to Appalachian Youth in West Virginia. Journal of STEM Outreach. https://www.jstemoutreach.org/article/17703-the-health-sciences-and-technology-academy-hsta-providing-26-years-of-academic-and-social-support-to-appalachian-youth-in-west-virginia

McKendall, S., McKendall, A., & Chester, A. (2020) The development and validation of an academic, work health sciences and community intentions scale for out-of-school-time participants. [Manuscript submitted for publication].

2019:

McKendall, S. B., McKendall, A., & Chester, A. (2019). A Comparison of Academic Performance Measures of HSTA Participants with Non-HSTA Participants: Is It Possible to Narrow the African American-White Achievement Gap? Journal of STEM Outreach, 2, 1, 1-10.

2018:

McKendall, S., McKendall, A., & Chester, A. (2018). A Comparison of Pre-College Enrichment Program Participants and Non-Participants: College Academic Performance Measures. http://www.seinforms.org.

Smith, F., McKendall, S., Chester, A., Hornbeck, B., & McKendall, A. (2018). Demonstrating the Efficacy of the Health Sciences and Technology Academy: Using Archival Standardized Test Scores to Analyze an OST College-Preparatory Program for Underserved Youth. Journal of STEM Outreach, I, 1-11.

Chester, A., Hanks, S., Kuhn, S., Jones, F., White, T., Harris, M., Hornbeck, B., McKendall, S., McMillion, M., Morton, C., Slusser, M., & Saunders, R. (2018). Social Media Based STEM Enrichment Curriculum Positively Impacts Rural Adolescent Health Measures, 1, 2.

Siciliano, P., Hornbeck, B., Hanks, S., Kuhn, S., Zbehlik, A., & Chester, A. (2018). Taking a Look at the Health Science and Technology Academy (HSTA). Journal of STEM Outreach, l, 1, 1.

2015:

McKendall, A., Iskander, W., McKendall, S., & Chester, A. (2015). An Application of a Generalized Assignment Problem: assigning recruiters to geographical locations. International Journal of Operational Research, 22, 1.

2014:

Curtis, R., Matthew, S., Georgieva, Z., Smith, M., Moore, L., Chester, A., & McKendall, S. (2014). Rural Student Voices to Improve Educational Attainment Oriented Programs. Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences, 1, 66-73.

McKendall S., Kasten, K., Hanks, S., & Chester, A. (2014). The Health Sciences and Technology Academy: An Educational Pipeline to Address Health Care Disparities in West Virginia. Academic Medicine.

2013:

Morton-McSwain, C. (2013). HSTA: A case study. An examination of Community Perception of a 9th-12th Grade After School Pipeline Program. [Doctoral dissertation, West Virginia University].

Hanks S., Morton-McSwain, Kuhn, S., McMillion, M., Schelbert, K., Pancoska, P., Chester, A., & Branch, R. (2013). Micro-CBPR in Adolescent-Led Health Care Advocacy as a Self-Help for Obesity Management in Rural Appalachia. Submitted to Clinical Translational Journal.

Hanks, S., Chester, A., Morton-McSwain, C., Kuhn, S., McMillion, M., Paulsen, S., Para, U., Groark, S., Cannon, Y., & Branch, R. Obesity Management Organized by Adolescents in Rural Appalachia. Obesity Interventions in Underserved U.S. Populations: Evidence and Directions (V Brennan, S Kumanyike, R Zambrana, eds). John Hopkins University Press (In Press).

McKendall, A., Iskander, W., McKendall, S., & Chester, A. (2013). An Application of a Generalized Assignment Problem: Assigning Recruiters to Geographical Locations. International Journal of Operational Research.

2011:

Branch, R., Chester, A., Morton-Mcswain, C., Al Ayubi, S., Bhat Schelbert, K., Brimson, P., Buch, S., Cannon, Y., Groark, S., Hanks, S., Nukui, T., Pancoska, P., Parmanto, B., Paulsen, S., & Wahl, E. (2011). A Novel Approach To Adolescent Obesity In Rural Appalachia Of West Virginia: Educating Adolescents As Family Health Coaches And Research Investigators, Topics In The Prevention, Treatment And Complications Of Type 2 Diabetes, Mark B. Zimering (Ed.). Intech. http://www.Intechopen.Com/Articles/Show/Title/A-Novel-Approach-To-Adolescent-Obesity-In-Rural-Appalachia-Of-West-Virginia-Educating-Adolescents-As.

Chester, A., & Dooley, E. (2011). West Virginia University’s Health Sciences And Technology Academy. Journal Of Higher Education Outreach And Engagement, 15, 3, 87-99.

2009:

Bardwell, G., Branch, R.A., Buch, S., Cecchetti, A., Chester, A., Groark, S., Morton, C., Pancoska, P., Parmanto, B., Paulson, S., & Vecchio, M. (2009). Family and Social Networks with Obesity and Diabetes Type II in Rural Appalachia. Clinical Translation Science, 2, 6.

Chester, A., & Branch, R.A. (2009). Community Based Participatory Clinical Research in Obesity by Adolescents; Pipeline for Researchers of the Future. Clinical Translation Science, 2, 5.

Bardwell, G., Branch, R.A., Buch, S., Cecchetti, A., Chester, A., Groark, S., Morton, C., Pancoska, P., Paulsen, S., & Vecchio, M. (2009). Feasability of Adolescents to Conduct Community Based Participatory Research on Obesity and Diabetes in Rural Appalachia. Clinical Translation Science.

Vitullo, E.A., Zizzi, S., Rye, J., & O, N. (2009). Empowering Youth Through Research: Adolescents' Perceptions Of Physical Activity Intervention In Appalachian Communities. Journal Of Rural Community Development, 4.1.

2008:

Rye, J., 0'hara-Tompkins, N., Aleshire, J., & Mcclure, D. (2008). Increasing Physical Activity Opportunities In A Rural Community Through A Participatory School-Based Project That Engaged Youth. Rural Educator, 30.1, 39-48.

Aleshire, J., McClure, D., Rye, J., & O'Hara-Tompkins, N. (2008). Increasing Physical Activity Opportunities in a Rural Community Through a Participatory School-Based Project that Engaged Youth. Journal of Rural Community Development, 30.1.

Rye, J., 0'Hara-Tompkins, N., Aleshire, J., & McClure, D. (2008). Adolescents and Teachers as Partners in a School-Based Research Project to Increase Physical Activity Opportunities in a Rural Community. 30, 1, 39-48.

2007:

Bardwell, J., Chester, A., Fitch, C., Mujuru, P., Seidel, G., Sogodogo, K., & Hu, W. (2007). Engaging Youth to Examine Lifestyle Behaviors through International Research with University Partnership. International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 10, 95-103.

Bardwell, J., Herold, R., & Mujuru, P. (2007). Walk for Life. Third International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK.

Cool, T., Rye, J., Richards, A., Mauk, D., Waterworth, B., & Poling, J. (2007). Science as a Moving Experience for All Learners. Science Teachers, 74.9, 53-57.

Rye, J., & Smolski, S. (2007). Pedometer and Human Energy Balance Applications for Science Instruction. Science Activities, 44, 3, 95-104.

2006:

Osei-Yeboah, C., & Mujuru, P. (2000-2006). Use of Technology to Bridge the Gap in Science Education and Health: An Education Outreach Initiative. The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 3.3, 53-58.

2005:

Bardwell, J., & Kincaid, E. (2005). A Rationale for Culture Awareness in the Science Classroom. Science Teacher, 72.3, 32-35.

Rye, J., Zizzi, S., Vitullo, E., & O'Hara-Tompkins, N. (2005). The Pedometer as a Tool to Enrich Science Learning in the Context of Public Health. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 14, 521-531.

Thompkins, N.O., Rye, J., Vitullo, E., & Zizzi, E. (2005). Engaging Underserved, Rural Youth in Physical Activity Promotion Research in an After-School Setting. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2, A15.

Thompkins, N.O., Rye, J., Vitullo, E., & Zizzi, E. (2005). Impact of Four-Week Pedometer Intervention on High School Students' Daily Step Counts and Perception of Physical Activity.  American Journal of Health Education.

2004:

Gomez, L.M. (2004). The Selection of Counties and Locations of Field Site Coordinators. [Master Dissertation, West Virginia University].

2003:

Chester, A., Brown, W., McKendall, S., Moreno, C., & Phillips, C. (2003). Evaluations for Novices. National AHEC Bulletin.

2001:

Bardwell, G., Hyde, J., Lewis, J., Morton-McSwain, C., Rye, J., & Simoyi, P. (2001). Teens Take a Healthy Interest in their Communities. ENC Focus, 8.1, 40-42.

Chester, A., Bowers, M., Bushy, A., Huppert, M., & Jiang, S. (2001). A National Agenda for Rural Minority Healthy Series: Recruitment and Training of Health Professionals. National Rual Health Associations.

Nisan-Nelson, P. D. (2001). Technology Integration: A Case of Professional Development. (2001). Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 10.3, 223-235.

Rye, J. (2001). Enhancing Teachers' Use Of Technology Through Professional Development On Electronic Concept Mapping. Journal Of Science Education And Technology, 10.3, 223-235.

2000:

Dooley, E., & Bardwell, G. (2000). Mentors in Medicine. Science Teacher, 67, 3.

McKendall, S., Simoyi, P., Chester, A., & Rye, J. (2000). The Health Sciences and Technology Academy: Untilizing Pre-College Enrichment Programming to Minimize Post-Secondary Education Barriers for Underserved Youth. Academic Medicine, 75, 10, S121-S123.

1999:

Rye, J. (1999). Exploring Dietary Kilocalories: An Activity Exemplifying the Personal Value of Science and Mathematics. School Science and Mathematics.

Rye, J., Bardwell G., & Hu, J. (1999). Connecting Science, Health and Technology through Authentic Investigation. Science Educator, 8, 19-24.

Rye, J., Bardwell, G., & Priselac, N. (1999). Connecting Science, Math and Health: Applications of the Graphing Calculator in Teacher Professional Development and Student Academic Enrichment. Education of Teachers of Science (AETS), 443, 681.

Rye, J., & Bardwell, G. (1999). A Model and Strategies for Realizing Secondary Level Interdisciplinary Instruction. Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers of Science, 713-719.

1998:

Rye, J. (1998). Teacher Professional Development Through an Academic Enrichment Program for Under-Represented Secondary Students In West Virginia. Rural Educator, 19.3 (7-14), 713-719.

1997:

Rye, J. (1997). Grape Expectations. Science Teacher, 64(6), 41-46.

Rye, J. (1997). Grape Expectations. Science Teacher, 65, 41-46.

1996:

Bock, S. (1996). Program Fosters Young Students' Pursuit of Health Sciences Careers. Rural Health, 18.5, 16-17.