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Hughes, Bill; Mona, Lynn; Wilson, Greg; Seamans, Jeff; McAninch, Steve; Stout, Heath – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
A handful of technological episodes: fire, wheel and axle, Industrial Revolution, Faraday's discovery of electromagnetic induction, the transistor, and the digital age, have historically altered humanity. We are now witnessing/participating in the next transformational technology: 3D printing. Although dating back nearly 30 years, the technology…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Printing, Information Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Hughes, Bill; Mona, Lynn; Wilson, Greg; McAninch, Steve; Seamans, Jeff; Stout, Heather – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) have developed broad prevalence in the American (U.S.) education system over the last decade. Academic, government, and business experts emphasize that attracting K-12-university students to STEM subject matter is crucial for expanding the innovation capacity of the U.S. and preparing citizens for…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Motion, Scientific Concepts, Physics
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Hughes, Bill; Wilson, Greg – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2016
3D printing is recognized as a collection of technologies known as rapid prototyping, solid freeform fabrication, and most commonly, additive manufacturing (AM). With these emerging technologies it is possible to print (but not limited to): architectural models, discontinued car-part foundry patterns, industry-wide prototypes, human tissues, the…
Descriptors: Printing, Technological Advancement, Educational History, Intellectual History
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Hughes, Bill; Mona, Lynn; Stout, Heath; Bierly, Mike; McAninch, Steve – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
"Against the backdrop of the daunting carbon-neutral energy needs of our global future, the largest gap between our present use of solar energy and its enormous undeveloped potential defines a compelling imperative for science and technology in the 21st century" (Lewis & Norcera 2006). Concurrently, the United States educational…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Energy, Heat, Water
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Hughes, Bill – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
A low-cost and portable colorimeter kit has been designed and developed as an educational tool at Penn State University by Dr. Daniel Sykes for K-12 schools' integrated STEM learning. This scientific instrument allows students to learn how scientists utilize light as a means to study the chemical and physical properties of materials with an…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Algebra, Technology Education, Electronics
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Hughes, Bill – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
With the pressing energy needs that the global population is facing, renewable energies are rapidly becoming prominent science and engineering challenges throughout the world. Where will the young scientific and engineering minds come from to meet these demands? With some creative, open-minded thinking, it could be from one's very own classrooms.…
Descriptors: Energy, Engineering, Mathematics Teachers, Technology Education
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Hughes, Bill – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2010
Innovations from the United States have often led the world to new discoveries and solutions to complex problems. However, there are alarming indications that the United States is falling behind other countries in the ability to apply science, technology, engineering, and math to complex problems facing our world. In order for the country to…
Descriptors: State Colleges, Engineering, Technology Education, Middle School Students