Pirkle, S. (2011). Preparing students with disabilities for a future in a technologically complex global economy. Journal of Interdisciplinary Education, 10, 46-56.
Pirkle, S. (2011). Retaining and supporting science teachers. Science Educator, 20(2), 42-46.
McIlveene, M., & Pirkle, S. (2013). The Great STEM Challenge Exposition. Presented at the Tennessee Science Teachers Association Conference, Murfreesboro, TN.
Pirkle, S. (2011, November 12). STEM instruction in the middle school: What are the essential steps to success? Paper presented at the 38th Annual Conference of the Association for Middle Level Education, Louisville, KY.
Pirkle, S., Shutt, T., & Stewart, J. G. (2011, September 20). STEM teaching: The critical components. Paper presented at the 10th annual Tennessee Educational Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN.
Pirkle, S. (2011, April 18). Secondary STEM teachers: Resolving the critical shortage issue. Paper presented at the 27th National Meeting of the National Technology and Social Science Association in Las Vegas, NV.
Pirkle, S., Preston-Sabin, J., & Hodge, B. (2010). Factors that affect teachers' performance on the physics PRAXIS. Paper presented at the meeting of the School Science and Mathematics Association Conference, Ft. Myers, FL.
Grant Proposals Submitted:
Tennessee STEM Innovation Network - First to the Top:
National Science Foundation
Tennessee Higher Education Commission:
** Under review