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Cunningham, Christine M.; Kelly, Gregory J. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2022
In this paper, we address the societally important issue of developing a more equitable approach to preK-12 engineering education. Our primary emphasis is on K-8 grades--a time when first impressions of engineering may be developed. Calls for increased participation by all students, including those who have been historically marginalized, motivate…
Descriptors: Models, Equal Education, Engineering Education, Kindergarten
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Cloutier, Aimee; Yew, Guo Zheng; Gupta, Siddhartha; Dissanayake, Kalpani; Monaco, Paula – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2018
The importance of reducing the gender gap in engineering programs by recruiting and retaining female students is well recognized. Although women hold roughly half of all jobs in the United States, only 24% of STEM jobs are occupied by women. The problem is even more pronounced for engineering, where women held about 12% of jobs as of 2013 (Corbett…
Descriptors: Females, High School Students, STEM Education, Summer Programs
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Martin, Lee – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2015
The Maker Movement is a community of hobbyists, tinkerers, engineers, hackers, and artists who creatively design and build projects for both playful and useful ends. There is growing interest among educators in bringing making into K-12 education to enhance opportunities to engage in the practices of engineering, specifically, and STEM more…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Design, STEM Education, Engineering
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Donna, Joel D. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2012
Engineering design activities can help educators to apply concepts and processes from within and across STEM domains. To facilitate these connections, there is a need for sustained, job-embedded, and collegial professional development that brings together teachers from across STEM domains to engage in design-based activities. These activities can…
Descriptors: Models, Faculty Development, STEM Education, Engineering Education
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Chiu, Jennifer L.; Linn, M. C. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2011
Recent efforts in engineering education focus on introducing engineering into secondary math and science courses to improve science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education (NAS, 2010). Infusing engineering into secondary classrooms can increase awareness of and interest in STEM careers, help students see the relevance of science and…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Web Based Instruction
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Narode, Ronald B. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2011
Using an apparently simple problem, ''Design a cylindrical can that will hold a liter of milk,'' this paper demonstrates how engineering design may facilitate the teaching of the following ideas to secondary students: linear and non-linear relationships; basic geometry of circles, rectangles, and cylinders; unit measures of area and volume;…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Engineering Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Problem Solving