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ERIC Number: EJ1058146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-2153-2516
"Bridging" Engineering & Art: An Outreach Approach for Middle and High School Students
Asiabanpour, Bahram; DesChamps-Benke, Nicole; Wilson, Thomas; Loerwald, Matthew; Gourgey, Hannah
American Journal of Engineering Education, v1 n1 p1-20 2010
This paper describes a novel outreach approach to high school and middle school students to familiarize them with engineering functions and methods. In this approach students participated in a seven-day summer research camp and learned many engineering skills and tools such as CAD solid modeling, finite element analysis, rapid prototyping, mechanical tests, team working, and communication skills under a project-based bridge design research project. The project choice was intended to integrate principles of artistic design, creative use of public spaces, as well as principles of engineering design. End of the program survey results showed a good understanding about the engineering skills and functions and a high degree of satisfaction among participants.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas