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Balistreri, Jerry; Moye, Johnny J. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
This article is the twelfth in a series of articles entitled "The Legacy Project." The series focuses on the lives and actions of leaders who have forged technology engineering education profession into what it is today. Members of the profession owe a debt of gratitude to these leaders. One simple way to demonstrate that gratitude is to…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Professional Recognition, Technology Education, Administrator Attitudes
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Hurd, Randy C.; Hacking, Kip S.; Damarjian, Jennifer L.; Wright, Geoffrey A.; Truscott, Tadd – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
Underwater robots (or ROVs: Remotely Operated Vehicles as they are typically called in industry) have recently become a very popular instructional STEM activity. Nationally, ROVs have been used in science and technology classrooms for several years in cities such as Seattle, San Diego, Virginia Beach, and other coastal areas. In the past two…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Robotics, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Wright, Geoffrey A.; Rich, Peter; Leatham, Keith R. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
Programming is a fundamental component of modern society. Programming and its applications influence much of how people work and interact. Because of people's reliance on programming in one or many of its applications, there is a need to teach students to be programming literate. Because the purpose of the International Technology and Engineering…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Standards, Junior High School Students, Secondary School Curriculum
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Robinson, Trevor P.; Stewardson, Gary A. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
Robotic competitions continue to gain popularity in the educational community as a way to engage students in hands-on learning that can raise a student's interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In 1992, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) held its first competition and presented a style of…
Descriptors: Competition, Robotics, Experiential Learning, STEM Education
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Flanigan, Rod; Becker, Kurt; Stewardson, Gary – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
In order to teach engineering education, today's engineering and technology education teachers must be equipped with lesson plans to teach engineering design, among other principles, to the 6th-12th grade levels. At Utah State University (USU), curriculum has been developed for preservice engineering and technology education teachers that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Engineering Education, Technology Education, Teacher Education Curriculum