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ERIC Number: EJ829498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Integrating CTE and Academics: One Student's Account
Fennessy, Brendan
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v83 n8 p47-48 Nov-Dec 2008
While most high school juniors in Howard County, Maryland, were quietly studying in their classrooms, students enrolled in the Energy, Power and Transportation Academy (EPT) of the Applications and Research Lab (ARL), in Ellicott City, were making a lot of noise, welding and cutting away to build an all-terrain wheelchair. The author was a part of this unique project and learned valuable real-world problem solving techniques used by engineers. While many of them entered this academy with only a vague idea of the tasks that lay ahead of them, by the end they knew a lot about turning the knowledge of an engineer into an operational vehicle. In this article, the author shares how they applied the concepts and skills they learned in the classroom in designing an all-terrain wheelchair with special adaptations to help a middle school student with a broken leg participate in a 10-mile hike.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland