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ERIC Number: EJ1065414
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1557-5284
Fueling Chemical Engineering Concepts with Biodiesel Production: A Professional Development Experience for High School Pre-Service Teachers
Gupta, Anju
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v16 n1 p25-30 Jan-Apr 2015
This one-day workshop for pre-service teachers was aimed at implementing a uniquely designed and ready-to-implement chemical engineering curriculum in high school coursework. This educational and professional development opportunity introduced: 1) chemical engineering curriculum and career opportunities, 2) basic industrial processes and flow diagrams, 3) the law of conservation of mass, and material balance, and 4) hands-on activity on biodiesel production through a variety of active learning exercises, group-based hands-on activities, and discussions. Additionally, the recruitment of female participants for this workshop was intended to prepare female ambassadors to encourage female students to pursue a career in engineering. The expected long-term outcomes of this workshop are: 1) improved and advanced high school curriculum in local high schools, 2) establishment of ties between the university and local schools, 3) increased enrollment and retention in engineering fields to address the needs of local industries.
Institute for STEM Education and Research. P.O. Box 4001, Auburn, AL 36831. Tel: 334-844-3360; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Grant or Contract Numbers: P031C110118