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Davidovitch, Nitza; Shiller, Zvi – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
This article presents a case study that illustrates the paradigmatic shift in higher education from content-centered teaching to learning-centered academic programs. This pragmatic change, triggered by the STEM movement, calls for the introduction of success measures in the course development process. The course described in this paper illustrates…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Majors (Students), Higher Education, Undergraduate Students
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Walz, Kenneth A.; Slowinski, Mary; Alfano, Kathleen – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
Calls for increased international competency in U.S. college graduates and the global nature of the renewable energy industry require an exploration of how to incorporate a global perspective in STEM curricula, and how to best develop faculty providing them with global knowledge and skills necessary to update and improve existing teaching…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, STEM Education, Faculty Development, Consciousness Raising
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Mosley, Pauline; Ardito, Gerald; Scollins, Lauren – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
The principal purpose of this investigation is to study the effect of robotic cooperative learning methodologies on middle school students' critical thinking, and STEM interest. The semi-experimental inquiry consisted of ninety four six-grade students (forty nine students in the experimental group, forty five students in the control group), chosen…
Descriptors: Robotics, Cooperative Learning, Student Interests, STEM Education
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Pantoya, Michelle L.; Aguirre-Munoz, Zenaida; Hunt, Emily M. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2015
This project describes a strategy to introduce young children to engineering in a way that develops their engineering identity. The targeted age group is 3-7 year old students because they rarely experience purposeful engineering instruction. The curriculum was designed around an engineering storybook and included interactive academic discussions…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Self Concept, Curriculum
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Ortiz, Araceli Martinez; Sriraman, Vederaman – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2015
An institutional self-study at a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) explored factors thought to impact students' decisions to persist in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields of study. This self-study is presented as a model first step for Institutions of Higher Education interested in launching efforts to improve STEM…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, STEM Education, Academic Persistence, Hispanic American Students
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Ricks, Kenneth G.; Richardson, James A.; Stern, Harold P.; Taylor, Robert P.; Taylor, Ryan A. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2014
Retention and graduation rates for engineering disciplines are significantly lower than desired, and research literature offers many possible causes. Engineering learning communities provide the opportunity to study relationships among specific causes and to develop and evaluate activities designed to lessen their impact. This paper details an…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Engineering Education
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Cooper, Robyn; Heaverlo, Carol – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
For girls there is a distinct loss in interest, lack of confidence, and decline in positive attitudes toward STEM subject areas that begins early on in their academic experience and increases with age. According to the National Academy of Engineering, students need to begin associating the possibilities in STEM fields with the need for creativity…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Creativity, STEM Education, Females
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Morgan, Joe; Zhan, Wei; Leonard, Matt – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
To increase the interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) among high school students, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) created the "High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware" (HUNCH) program. To enhance the experience of the students, NASA sponsored two additional projects that require…
Descriptors: Program Administration, College School Cooperation, Universities, High Schools
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Laffey, Evelyn H.; Cook-Chennault, Kimberly; Hirsch, Linda S. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
In addressing the nation's need for a more technologically-literate society, the Rutgers University Research Experience for Teachers in Engineering (RU RET-E) is designed to: (1) engage middle and high school math and science teachers in innovative "green" engineering research during the summer, and (2) support teachers in integrating…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Program Effectiveness, Engineering
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Riegle-Crumb, Catherine; Moore, Chelsea – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
This paper examines gender inequality within the context of an upper-level high school engineering course recently offered in Texas. Data was collected from six high schools that serve students from a variety of backgrounds. Among the almost two hundred students who enrolled in this challenge-based engineering course, females constituted a clear…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Gender Differences, Engineering Education, High School Students
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Cole, Belinda; High, Karen; Weinland, Kathryn – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
The study examines the retention of students in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology at Oklahoma State University that enter college with a defined course sequence in a pre-engineering program from a regional career technology center as compared with the retention rates of university engineering students for the same time…
Descriptors: High School Students, Engineering Education, Architecture, Technology Education
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Karp, Tanja; Maloney, Patricia – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
In this paper, we describe the successful implementation of an afterschool LEGO robotics program for elementary and middle school students that is annually offered by the Whitacre College of Engineering at Texas Tech University. Three events are held on campus: the kickoff, a trial run, and the competition, spread over a period of eight weeks. In…
Descriptors: Robotics, Elementary School Students, STEM Education, Middle School Students
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Dell, Elizabeth M.; Christman, Jeanne; Garrick, Robert D. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2011
This paper describes a workshop led by female Engineering Technology students, with support from female faculty, to provide an introduction to Engineering Technology to 4th-7th grade girls through a series of interactive laboratory experiments. This outreach program was developed to improve attitudes towards science and engineering in middle…
Descriptors: Females, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Chin, Jessica; Zeid, Abe; Duggan, Claire; Kamarthi, Sagar – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2011
Innovators and abstract thinkers--students who question why are going to be the future of engineering, of science and cures for diseases. Rarely do students ask where and how innovation is created. Students, particularly post-secondary students have lost their curiosity and they have lost their ability to question. Why? Because the relationship…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, STEM Education, Theory Practice Relationship, High School Students
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Gourgey, Hannah; Asiabanpour, Bahram; Fenimore, Carol – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2010
The following paper culminates a year of research conducted by researchers at E[superscript 3] Alliance and Texas State University and sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The following reports on promising practices observed and reported at Manor New Tech High School (MNTH), a Texas Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (T-STEM)…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Vocational High Schools, STEM Education, Educational Practices
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