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Lagesse, Roger; Marshall, Deborah – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
How to get more girls involved in Technology and Engineering courses--career and Technical Education departments across Virginia face this question every year. Typical Technology and Engineering classes see 2-3% female students. At Granby High School, the average class had 25 seats, and many were male-only or included only one or two female…
Descriptors: High School Students, Females, Technology Education, Engineering
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West, Sandra S. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
Facilities are the foundation for safe and effective STEM teaching and learning, and the manner in which they are initially designed can either enhance or impede the quality of a program. This new focus on facilities in the U.S, and particularly in Texas, is needed to engage students in relevant and meaningful learning experiences that are aligned…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Facilities, Learning Experience, Program Design
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Love, Tyler S.; Ryan, Larry – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
Crab cakes and football, that's what Maryland does!" (Abrams, Levy, Panay, & Dobkin, 2005). Although the Old Line State is notorious for harvesting delectable blue crabs, the movie "Wedding Crashers" failed to highlight something else Maryland does well: engineering design competitions. This article discusses how a multistate…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Design, STEM Education, Technology Education
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Akers, Ruth – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
Increasing student achievement is a fundamental concern for many school districts and teachers. Providing students with engaging, blended STEM educational experiences may help them understand how scientists and engineers solve problems. The purpose of this article is to share teaching strategies and student activities that will not only increase…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Engineering Education, Technology Education, Science Interests
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Potter, Barry S.; Ernst, Jeremy V.; Glennie, Elizabeth J. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
Educators understand that the current assessment-based standards are not going away anytime soon. Performance based assessments (PBAs) are an effective way of determining the level of student learning that has occurred in a lesson. While some multiple-choice tests tend to only assess the memorization of factual knowledge, PBAs focus on…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, STEM Education, Pilot Projects, High School Students
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Hollers, Brent – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
Documentation of ideas and the engineering design process is a critical, daily component of a professional engineer's job. While patent protection is often cited as the primary rationale for documentation, it can also benefit the engineer, the team, company, and stakeholders through creating a more rigorously designed and purposeful solution.…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Design, Extracurricular Activities, Teamwork
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Hsiung, Steve C.; Deal, Walter F.; Tuluri, Francis – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
UNITE is a program sponsored by the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP, 2015). The STEM Enrichment Activities of AEOP are designed to spark student interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, especially among the underserved and those in earlier grades and educators by providing exciting, engaging, interactive, hands-on…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Workshops, STEM Education, Competition
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Oehrli, Robbie – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2016
Engineering design is a core component of technology and engineering education, and although not every student will become an engineer following high school, all students can profit from having engineering design experiences in high school (Apedoe, Reynolds, Ellefson, & Schunn, 2008; Denson & Lammi, 2014; Grubbs & Strimel, 2015;…
Descriptors: High School Students, Engineering, Design, Critical Thinking
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Deal, Walter F., III; Hsiung, Steve C. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2016
Today there are a number of 3D printing technologies that are low cost and within the budgets of middle and high school programs. Educational technology companies offer a variety of 3D printing technologies and parallel curriculum materials to enable technology and engineering teachers to easily add 3D learning activities to their programs.…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Engineering Education, Manufacturing, Visual Aids
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Prasa, Anthony R., Jr.; Del Guercio, Ryan – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2016
Engineers are faced with solving important problems every day and must follow a step-by-step design process to arrive at solutions. Students who are taught an effective design process to apply to engineering projects begin to see problems as an engineer would, consider all ideas, and arrive at the best solution. Using an effective design process…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Secondary School Science, High School Students
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Berkeihiser, Mike – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2016
Most technology and engineering (T&E) classes are elective, so teachers are always looking for ways to market programs, engage students, and remind administrators and school board members about the good things T&E teachers do with and for kids. In this article, the Unionville High School (PA) Technology and Engineering Department describes…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Engineering Education, High School Students, Manufacturing
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Nichols, Scott – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2016
Preparing students to be competitive in the 21st century global economy is undoubtedly one of the major goals of all educators. Studies have shown that students who have an increased exposure to engaging STEM courses at the high school level are more likely to enter STEM majors at the collegiate level and, thus, STEM industries post-graduation…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, STEM Education, Secondary Education, High School Students
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Surra, Alex; Litowitz, Len S. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
The authors describe a vocational training course that was developed to give more than just an overview of how aircraft work, or a course on how to fly. This training course was a half-year course in aviation technology. Powered flight is an area of interest for many students, and the intent of creating a curriculum rich with science, technology,…
Descriptors: High Schools, Aviation Education, STEM Education, Vocational Education
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Klink, Pamela; Loveland, Thomas – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
Some students have trouble performing well on summative tests in technology and engineering education. This is largely due to the students' inability to apply the terms to real-world scenarios (Baker, Simmons, & Kameenui, 1995). Exams often provide situational questions and, with these, critical-thinking skills are required. Students may lack…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Engineering, Engineering Education, Learning Strategies