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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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Moye, Johnny J.; Katsioloudis, Petros J. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. One does not have to be a historian to realize the truth in those words. It is true of words written years ago concerning the health and well being of the technology and engineering education profession. M. Ray Karnes (1959) published "A Major Problem in Education: Improve or Perish"…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Technology Education, Industrial Arts, General Education
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McCarthy, Ray – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
Late in the winter of 2010, teachers across Massachusetts received invitations to apply for six- to eight-week Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in which middle or high school teachers in STEM subjects would work alongside scientists and their graduate students as they sought to solve real-world problems. This country-wide effort was funded…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Chemical Engineering, Secondary School Teachers