The d.loft STEM team will attend the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, in April 2015. The team will present along with other ITEST-funded NSF projects in a session titled "Fostering and Maintaining Students' STEM Interest Throughout the Educational Pipeline." From the session abstract: "In order to successfully pursue fields like engineering in post-secondary studies and as careers, students must sustain high levels of interest and academic preparation in STEM subjects. In this symposium, we will discuss and explore the outcomes from four programs designed to meet both objectives by providing innovative STEM experiences to students from a variety of backgrounds and age groups. Each ITEST funded project approached the dual goals of engagement and achievement differently, and discussion will focus on the ways in which the range of experiences presented can be generalized into strategies and recommendations for introducing engineering concepts to diverse student populations."