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Wang, Jennifer; Werner-Avidon, Maia; Newton, Lisa; Randol, Scott; Smith, Brooke; Walker, Gretchen – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2013
The Lawrence Hall of Science, a science center, seeks to replicate real-world engineering at the "Ingenuity in Action" exhibit, which consists of three open-ended challenges. These problems encourage children to engage in engineering design processes and problem-solving techniques through tinkering. We observed and interviewed 112…
Descriptors: Engineering Technology, Engineering Education, Design, Exhibits
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Frey, Daniel David; Powers, Benjamin – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2012
This paper describes a multi-media outreach campaign intended to increase children's knowledge of engineering and to improve the public image of the profession. The central element is a reality-based show entitled "Design Squad," whose first season was broadcast on public television stations beginning in the spring of 2007. The show was…
Descriptors: Childrens Television, Public Television, Engineering, Outreach Programs
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Donna, Joel D. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2012
Engineering design activities can help educators to apply concepts and processes from within and across STEM domains. To facilitate these connections, there is a need for sustained, job-embedded, and collegial professional development that brings together teachers from across STEM domains to engage in design-based activities. These activities can…
Descriptors: Models, Faculty Development, STEM Education, Engineering Education
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Franchetti, Matthew – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2012
This paper summarizes the findings of a five-year study aimed at improving the retention rates of female students pursuing careers in engineering. The study analyzed a series of programs implemented at the University of Toledo. The programs involve hands-on design projects, research experiences, communication tools geared towards females,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Females, Engineering Education, School Holding Power
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Stohlmann, Micah; Moore, Tamara J.; Roehrig, Gillian H. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2012
Quality Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education is vital for the future success of students. Integrated STEM education is one way to make learning more connected and relevant for students. There is a need for further research and discussion on the knowledge, experiences, and background that teachers need to effectively…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Partnerships in Education, Middle Schools
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Schnittka, Christine G. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2012
Currently, unless a K-12 student elects to enroll in technology-focused schools or classes, exposure to engineering design and habits of mind is minimal. However, the "Framework for K-12 Science Education," published by the National Research Council in 2011, includes engineering design as a new and major component of the science content…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Track System (Education), Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Skorinko, Jeanine L.; Doyle, James K.; Tryggvason, Gretar – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2012
It has long been recognized that engineers need a variety of skills, including technical and social, to succeed professionally. Attempts to include social skills (i.e., communication, teamwork, and leadership) in engineering education are relatively recent (i.e., within the last decade). Thus, the current study investigates whether social goals…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Outcomes of Education, Engineering Education, Robotics
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Marshall, Jill A.; Berland, Leema K. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2012
We report the results of a study focused on identifying and articulating an ''epistemic foundation'' underlying a pre-collegiate focus on engineering. We do so in the context of UTeach"Engineering" (UTE), a program supported in part by funding by the National Science Foundation and designed to develop a model approach to address the…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Academic Standards, Instructional Materials
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Klein-Gardner, Stacy S.; Johnston, Megan E.; Benson, Lisa – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2012
This phenomenological study examined the impact of Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) teacher-developed curriculum on teaching styles and strategies at two RET sites with common Legacy Cycle training. The study was conducted to assess and document program-specific and National Science Foundation (NSF) goals related to classroom practices and…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Teacher Researchers, Curriculum Development, Teaching Styles
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Nathan, Mitchell J.; Atwood, Amy K.; Prevost, Amy; Phelps, L. Allen; Tran, Natalie A. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2011
This quasi-experimental study measured the impact of Project Lead the Way (PLTW) instruction and professional development training on the views and expectations regarding engineering learning, instruction and career success of nascent pre college engineering teachers. PLTW teachers' initial and changing views were compared to the views exhibited…
Descriptors: Professional Development, STEM Education, Engineering Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Chiu, Jennifer L.; Linn, M. C. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2011
Recent efforts in engineering education focus on introducing engineering into secondary math and science courses to improve science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education (NAS, 2010). Infusing engineering into secondary classrooms can increase awareness of and interest in STEM careers, help students see the relevance of science and…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Web Based Instruction
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Narode, Ronald B. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2011
Using an apparently simple problem, ''Design a cylindrical can that will hold a liter of milk,'' this paper demonstrates how engineering design may facilitate the teaching of the following ideas to secondary students: linear and non-linear relationships; basic geometry of circles, rectangles, and cylinders; unit measures of area and volume;…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Engineering Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Problem Solving
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Svarovsky, Gina Navoa – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2011
Recently, K-12 engineering education has received increased attention as a pathway to building stronger foundations in math and science and introducing young people to the profession. However, the National Academy of Engineering found that many K-12 engineering programs focus heavily on engineering design and science and math learning while…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Females
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Hsu, Ming-Chien; Purzer, Senay; Cardella, Monica E. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2011
While there is a growing interest in infusing engineering into elementary classrooms, very little is known about how well positioned elementary teachers are to teach engineering. This study examined elementary teachers' perceptions of and familiarity with design,engineering, and technology (DET). We collected data from 192 elementary teachers…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Engineering Education, Technology Education
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Weber, Nicole; Duncan, Daphne; Dyehouse, Melissa; Strobel, Johannes; Diefes-Dux, Heidi A. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2011
The Draw an Engineer Test (DAET) is a common measure of students' perceptions of engineers. The coding systems currently used for K-12 research are general rubrics or checklists to capture the images presented in the drawing, which leave out some of the richness of students' perceptions, currently only captured with an accompanying student…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Engineering, Freehand Drawing
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