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ERIC Number: EJ988075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5284
Promoting STEM to Young Students by Renewable Energy Applications
Pecen, Recayi; Humston, Jill L.; Yildiz, Faruk
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v13 n3 p62-73 May-Jun 2012
The Math-Science-Engineering Technology in Iowa on Applied Renewable Energy Areas (MSETI-AREA) projects are aimed at providing area school teachers with an applied mathematics and science curriculum package based on photovoltaic (PV) power, wind power, human power and hydrogen fuel-cell fundamentals. The MSETI-AREA project has established a partnership between the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and selected area high schools and middle schools for the improvement of students' mathematical and scientific skill sets. Through this project, students improve their technological literacy by creating an environment where they understand and figure out relationships among basic mathematics, science, and engineering technology that are applied to renewable energy fields. In order to mentor and manage the learning environment effectively, students are given a professional skill set for successfully applying mathematics and science to technical projects with diverse teams throughout their careers. The use of a number of renewable energy and energy efficiency based hands-on projects also is used promote mathematics and science for middle school teachers and students. (Contains 1 table and 9 figures.)
Institute for STEM Education and Research. P.O. Box 4001, Auburn, AL 36831. Tel: 334-844-3360; Web site: http://www.jstem.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa