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Benenson, Gary; Stewart-Dawkins, Shawndel; White, Gwynn – Advances in Engineering Education, 2012
In spite of numerous calls for action, e.g., Executive Office of the President (2010), there have been few efforts nationally to promote engineering education in the elementary grades. Of these, hardly any have targeted underrepresented populations (National Academy of Engineering, 2009, p. 74). The collaboration described in this paper is a…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Elementary Education, STEM Education, Design
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Williams, Keeshan; Igel, Irina; Poveda, Ronald; Kapila, Vikram; Iskander, Magued – Advances in Engineering Education, 2012
This paper presents a series of illustrative LEGO Mindstorms-based science and math activities, developed under an NSF GK-12 Fellows project, for elementary, middle, and high school grades. The activities, developed by engineering and science graduate Fellows in partnership with K-12 teachers, are grade appropriate, address pertinent learning…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Science, Secondary School Science
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Dinehart, David W.; Gross, Shawn P. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2010
The primary role of a civil engineer is to serve the community; thus, it is essential that students understand the impact of engineering projects on, and the context of engineering projects within, society. One goal of an engineering capstone design course should be to mesh the technical knowledge of the discipline with an encompassing engineering…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Design, Curriculum, Engineering Education