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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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Sutton, Kevin G.; Busby, Joe R.; Kelly, Daniel P. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2016
A great deal of the nation's attention has turned to the sky as new technologies open the door for new opportunities with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). UAVs are powered aerial vehicles that do not carry an operator, use aerodynamic forces to provide vehicle lift, and can fly autonomously or be piloted remotely. As people become accustomed to…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Aviation Technology, Air Transportation, Technological Advancement
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Moye, Johnny; Dugger, William E., Jr.; Starkweather, Kendall N. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2016
The purpose of the "Learn Better by Doing" study is to determine the extent to which U.S. public school students are doing hands-on activities in their classrooms. The study asks elementary and secondary (middle and high school) science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers to respond to 13 statements concerning…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Experiential Learning, Public Schools, Hands on Science
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Swinson, Ronnie; Clark, Aaron C.; Ernst, Jeremy V.; Sutton, Kevin – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2016
Today's engineers, designers, and technologists are often thrust into the role of problem solver, from the initial design phase of a product or process all the way to final development. Many engineers in manufacturing environments are tasked with solving problems and continuously improving processes to enhance company profitability, efficiency,…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Engineering Education, Simulation, Problem Solving
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Mitts, Charles R. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2016
The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) defines STEM as a new transdisciplinary subject in schools that integrates the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into a single course of study. There are three major problems with this definition: There is no consensus in support of the ITEEA…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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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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Samuels, Kyle; Flowers, Jim – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
As 3D printers become more affordable, schools are using them in increasing numbers. They fit well with the emphasis on product design in technology and engineering education, allowing students to create high-fidelity physical models to see and test different iterations in their product designs. They may also help students to "think in three…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Printing, Technology Education, Engineering Education
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Cantu, Diana V. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
On February 1, 2015, the New England Patriots clinched a 28-24 point win against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. Going into the game, the Patriots were shrouded in controversy regarding possible deflated footballs in their American Football Conference (AFC) Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts, most notably known as…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Athletics, Technology, Engineering
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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
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Burke, Barry N. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
When the "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS") document, (NRC, 2013) was released in April 2013, teachers in the profession had mixed emotions. Many viewed the standards as invasive to their classrooms, while others found them a refreshing take on what technology and engineering educators have been doing for years.…
Descriptors: Models, Teaching Methods, STEM Education, Biology
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Grubbs, Michael – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
As science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education demands greater integration across all subject areas, technology teachers can showcase many of the cross-curricular projects already occurring inside their classrooms that intrigue students and build their STEM skills. Robotics, just one of those projects, has become an excellent…
Descriptors: Engineering, Robotics, Technology Education, Middle School Students
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White, David W. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
In April of 2010, the author was approached to write a proposal that would provide grant money for a summer program to take place at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University's Developmental Research School (FAMU DRS). The FAMU DRS functions as a normal K-12 school; however, it is administered by the Florida A&M University College of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, African American Students, Engineering, Summer Programs
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Berkeihiser, Mike; Ray, Dori – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
The interdisciplinary approach that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) projects inspire in both teachers and students "brings to light a larger picture that promotes real-world scientific applications, which has in turn been shown to increase undergraduate persistence in STEM." The high school students have been…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Education, Engineering
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Brown, Josh; Brown, Ryan; Merrill, Chris – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) teachers teach multiple concepts that lend themselves to possible collaboration on a daily basis. Much like Metz's (2009) insightful discussion about the importance of science educators creating partnerships in the community "outside the school walls," integrative STEM teaching also requires…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Engineering, Public Schools, STEM Education
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Thomas, Jason – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
It is obvious that engineering played a significant role in the development of the world. Many contributions engineers have given are visible in the world and in people's daily lives. Unfortunately, humans often learn through trial and error, and much of the world has been developed in ways that did not contribute to the well-being of the planet…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Technology Education, Engineering, Conservation (Environment)
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