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White, David W. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
In April of 2010, the author was approached to write a proposal that would provide grant money for a summer program to take place at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University's Developmental Research School (FAMU DRS). The FAMU DRS functions as a normal K-12 school; however, it is administered by the Florida A&M University College of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, African American Students, Engineering, Summer Programs
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McGrew, Cheryl – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
Can engineering technology be taught at the elementary level? Designing and building trebuchets, catapults, solar cars, and mousetrap vehicles in a west central Florida elementary class was considered very unusual in recent years. After a review of current research on failing schools and poor curriculum, the author wondered what her school could…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Innovation, STEM Education, Experiential Learning