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Bartholomew, Scott R.; DeSplinter, Marlee – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, integrated STEM education, and integrative STEM education are all actively pursued teaching approaches currently being highlighted in the United States and abroad (Sanders, 2009; Semali & Mehta, 2012), and in recent years the increase in interest, engagement, and pressure to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Integrated Activities, STEM Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Childress, Vincent W. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
Few people truly recognize the influence of modern transportation on society. In the United States, that includes the influence of highways that allow the citizenry to travel freely, the strength of the economy, and the country's national security. In all cases, the geography of the United States influenced the evolution of transportation and…
Descriptors: Civil Engineering, Transportation, Role, National Security
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Childress, Vincent W. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
For the past two decades, and recently with the economic recession, the media has emphasized the decline of manufacturing in the United States and other developed countries. In the U.S., some initially blamed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for this decline. Hearing that manufacturing is on the decline, one might reason that its…
Descriptors: Productivity, Organizational Theories, Influence of Technology, Manufacturing
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Ritz, John M. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
Many people suffer from chronic diseases and problems due to injury from accidents or ailments. Some problems, such as measles and cancer, can be cured or put into remission with time, medicine, or treatments. Other ailments, such as high blood pressure, failing kidneys, and cystic fibrosis, cannot be cured and require continuous use of…
Descriptors: Medicine, Ethics, Human Body, Health Conditions
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Bevins, P. Scott; Carter, Karen; Jones, Virginia R.; Moye, Johnny J.; Ritz, John M. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
The Financial Crisis of 2008 has forced countries around the globe to reevaluate their monetary and fiscal strategies for stimulating growth within their respective economies. The economic connectivity among countries has been magnified by the recent financial crisis. However, with nations at different stages in their development, the economic…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Technology Education, Teacher Role, Labor Force Development
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Derby, Melanie; DeCesare, Carl – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
An understanding of energy is critical to today's students, as energy-related spending in the United States tops 500 billion dollars per year (U.S. Department of Energy, 2010). Often, students do not consider where something as common as electricity comes from in order to charge an MP3 player or power a microwave. Students can realize real-world…
Descriptors: Energy, High School Students, Educational Games, Teaching Methods
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Weber, Katherine – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
The United States' economy depends greatly on a citizenry that possesses scientific and technical skills within the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for economic growth. In the past few decades, technological advancement has created a demand for a highly skilled workforce possessing scientific and mathematical…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Labor Needs, Mathematics Education, Role Models
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Lang, Aaron B. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
Transportation can simply be defined as the movement of goods, services, and people from one location to another. Without an efficient means to transport goods from place to place, the economy would be nothing like it is today. Throughout the history of the United States, American railroads have paved the way toward creating a nation of great…
Descriptors: Transportation, Power Technology, Distributive Education, United States History
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Cantu, Diana – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
Trash is having a global impact not only on land, but at sea--making its way into the ocean and creating large islands of floating debris. One such island is The Great Pacific Trash Patch, which is located in the North Pacific and is made up of floating trash and debris that is spread out in an area as much as one and a half times the size of the…
Descriptors: Sanitation, Environmental Influences, Wastes, Oceanography
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Childress, Vincent W. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
People around the world are concerned about affordable energy. It is needed to power the global economy. Petroleum-based transportation and coal-fired power plants are economic prime movers fueling the global economy, but coal and gasoline are also the leading sources of air pollution. Both of these sources produce greenhouse gases and toxins.…
Descriptors: Fuels, Global Approach, Pollution, Energy