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  • March 11, 2015 STEM Integration in K-12 Education What is STEM? It's the acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. But while kindergarten through 12th grade education usually focuses on science or mathematics in isolation, all four of these disciplines are closely intertwined in the real world. Imagine if K-12 students were taught in ways that highlighted these connections, making their education more relevant to their lives and opening doors to new and exciting careers. Watch this video and tell us what you think! For more information about integrated STEM education, check out the report... Read More
  • March 9, 2015 Untangling Science Inquiry and Engineering Design This article by LE Expert Cary Sneider, Portland State Univesity, explains the similarities and differences in engineering and science practices in the context of the Next Generation Science Standards. Read More
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  • March 9, 2015 Informed Design Rubric This rubric, based on research by David Crismond, City College of New York, and Robin Adams, Purdue University, provides guidance to teachers for distinguishing the relative proficiency of student engineering design practices. A much deeper discussion of informed design can be found in The Informed Design Teaching and Learning Matrix, Journal of Engineering Education 101(4): 738-797. Read More
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  • This video is the grand prize winner for the 2014 Engineering for You contest sponsored by the National Academy of Engineering. Read More
  • The world in which we live and work today was shaped and is maintained through engineering. As we have become more dependent on technology, engineering had become more important to our daily lives. Read More
  • The profession we know as engineering today emerged during the 1500’s. but humans have been adapting their environment since before recorded history. Read More