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Berkeihiser, Mike; Ray, Dori – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
The interdisciplinary approach that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) projects inspire in both teachers and students "brings to light a larger picture that promotes real-world scientific applications, which has in turn been shown to increase undergraduate persistence in STEM." The high school students have been…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Education, Engineering
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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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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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Marshall, Kirk – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
Building a human-powered flying craft can be much more complicated than one would first imagine. There are no "premade" plans available for this type of craft. In addition, the crafts needed to be built with some "style," or in other words, they should represent something other than a flying machine. The concept of launching a…
Descriptors: High Schools, Aviation Technology, Aviation Education, STEM 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