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McCarthy, Ray – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
Late in the winter of 2010, teachers across Massachusetts received invitations to apply for six- to eight-week Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in which middle or high school teachers in STEM subjects would work alongside scientists and their graduate students as they sought to solve real-world problems. This country-wide effort was funded…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Chemical Engineering, Secondary School Teachers
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McCarthy, Ray; Slater, Roy – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
STEM studies and technological literacy are hot topics at the national and state level. At the October 20, 2009 Massachusetts STEM Summit, Lt. Governor Tim Murray spoke of the need for greater efforts in preparing our students for their technological future. In workshops throughout the day, speakers reiterated the same thing in many ways: neither…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Technological Literacy, STEM Education, Workshops