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Join ASEE @ NSTA for Engineering Day

Join us for these hands-on sessions designed to help you put the “E” in your STEM classes at the American Society for Engineering Education day at the National Science Teachers Association’s regional conference in New Orleans (December 1, 2017).

Or scroll down to see highlights from ASEE Engineering Day presentations at the National Science Teachers Association’s regional conference in Baltimore on Friday, October 6, 2017, and Milwaukee (November 11, 2017).

ASEE @ NSTA in New Orleans Friday, December 1, 2017

ASEE Session: Grasping with Straws: Build Your Own “Robot” Hand (Biomedical Engineering)

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 393

Imagine how cool it would be to build a robot hand that could grasp a ball or pick up a toy. In this Biomedical Engineering project, you will learn how to use drinking straws, string, and tape to make a remarkably useful and fun hand. What will you design your hand to do? It is up to you!

Presenters: Michelle Sanchez and Nicole Moody (Tulane University, New Orleans, La.)

GRADE LEVEL: 5 – 8

ASEE Session: Using Engineering and Coding to Make Science Stick

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 393

Come learn how a traditional science curriculum has been transformed into a progressive problem-solving course without sacrificing science teaching by incorporating engineering and coding!

Presenters: Stephanie Zeiger and Becky Smith (Harpeth Hall: Nashville, Tenn.) 

GRADE LEVEL: 5 – 9
SUBJECT: Physical Science, Engineering-Technology-and the Application of Science

ASEE Session: ASEE’s K–12 Outreach: Engineering, Go For It (eGFI), TeachEngineering, LinkEngineering, and the National Science Digital Library

12:30  – 1:30 p.m. New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 393

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and its PreK–12 division will introduce teachers to innovative ways to introduce engineering into the K–12 classroom.  Resources include ASEE’s Engineering, Go For It for teachers and students, TeachEngineering, a free searchable library of teacher-tested, standards-based activities and curricula; and LinkEngineering, the National Science Foundation’s online professional learning community.

Presenter: Becky Smith (Harpeth Hall: Nashville, Tenn.)

GRADE LEVEL: PreK – 12
SUBJECT: Engineering-Technology-and the Application of Science

 

ASEE Session: CARS! CARS! CARS! Force and Motion!

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Convention Center, 393

Participants will be guided in how to engage students in STEM subjects by incorporating an innovative hands-on activity in the classroom. Activity is correlated to match curriculum requirements for every grade level and rich in elementary level science content.

Presenter: Calvin Mackie (STEM NOLA: New Orleans, LA)

GRADE LEVEL: K – 5
SUBJECT: Physical Science, Engineering-Technology-and the Application of Science

Becky Smith, Middle School Science from Harpeth Hall on Vimeo.

Missed the ASEE @ NSTA in Milwaukee area conference on Friday, November 11, 2017? Here’s the schedule:

ASEE Session: Arduinos/STEM Projects for Physical Science Students

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Wisconsin Center, 102E

Incorporate Arduino projects and programing into your existing curriculum, meeting NGSS with technology. Have your students learn programming and circuit prototyping using readily available Arduino microprocessors with a variety of projects.

Presenter: Mark McAtee (Roosevelt High School: Casper, WY)

FORMAT: Hands-On Workshop
GRADE LEVEL: 9 – 12
SUBJECT: Physical Science, Engineering-Technology-and the Application of Science

ASEE Session: K–5 Engineering: Integrating Engineering and Design into the Curriculum

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Wisconsin Center, 102E

Attention will be paid to the importance and authentic implementation of engineering in the upper elementary school setting. Engage in hands-on engineering design processes and gain experience designing and testing possible solutions.

Presenter: Jay Garvey Shah (Creekside Elementary School: Sun Prairie, WI)

FORMAT: Hands-On Workshop
GRADE LEVEL: 3 – 5
SUBJECT: Engineering-Technology-and the Application of Science

ASEE Session: Engineering Education: Simple Electronics and Microcontrollers for the Classroom

11:00 a.m. – noon Wisconsin Center, 102E

We introduce basic electronics for the classroom, then build a circuit with LEDs, light sensor, and a microcontroller (e.g. Arduino and Raspberry Pi).

Presenters: Andrea Burrows and Mike Borowczak (University of Wyoming: Laramie, WY)

FORMAT: Hands-On Workshop
GRADE LEVEL: K, 1 – 12
SUBJECT: Physical Science, Engineering-Technology-and the Application of Science

ASEE Session: ASEE’s K–12 Outreach: Engineering, Go For It (eGFI), TeachEngineering, LinkEngineering, and the National Science Digital Library

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Wisconsin Center, 102E

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and its Precollege Division will introduce teachers to innovative ways to introduce engineering into the K–12 classroom.

Presenter: Jay Garvey Shah (Creekside Elementary School: Sun Prairie, WI)

FORMAT: Hands-On Workshop
GRADE LEVEL: PreK, K, 1 – 12
SUBJECT: Engineering-Technology-and the Application of Science

ASEE Session: Kindergartners Trying and Trying Again to Engineer Solutions to Problems

8:00  – 9:00 a.m. Hilton Baltimore, Key 6

We will guide participants through engineering design challenges appropriate for kindergarten, and provide tips and strategies for implementing engineering challenges in their classrooms.

Presenters: Pamela Lottero-Perdue (Towson University: Towson, MD), Michelle Bowditch and Michelle Kagan(Hall’s Cross Roads Elementary School: Aberdeen, MD), Tedra Webb (Hall’s Cross Roads Elementary School: Aberdeen, MD)

SUBJECT: Physical Science, Engineering-Technology-and the Application of Science

ASEE Session: Elementary Computer Science: Plugged vs. Unplugged Activities

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Hilton Baltimore, Key 6

Engage in computer science concepts with both plugged and unplugged learning activities. Activities introduce computational thinking through binary numbers and algorithms without using computers.

Presenter(s): Jamie Gurganus  and Karen Parisi (University of Maryland, Baltimore County: Baltimore, MD)

GRADE LEVEL: K, 1 – 5
SUBJECT: Engineering, Technology, and the Application of Science

ASEE Session: Simple Electric Circuits
11:00 a.m. – noon  Hilton Baltimore, Key 6

We will introduce simple electric circuits using an online circuit design tool. Participants will build simple circuits on a prototyping board.

Presenters: LaDawn Partlow and Jumoke Ladeji-Osias (Morgan State University: Baltimore, MD)

GRADE LEVEL: 6 – 8
SUBJECT: Physical Science, Engineering-Technology-and the Application of Science

STEM and Trade Books: Strange Bedfellows

11:00 a.m. – noon

Baltimore Convention Center, 333

Wondering how to add literacy to STEM? Learn about NSTA’s best STEM book initiative and how to identify a great STEM book. Check out the 2017 Best STEM Books that Towson University STEM education professor Pamela Lottero-Perdue, an ASEE PreK-12 Engineering Education leader, and her fellow judges selected from more than 300 titles.

Presenters: Emily Brady (NSTA: Arlington, VA), Pamela Lottero-Perdue (photo) (Towson University: Towson, MD)

FORMAT: Presentation
GRADE LEVEL: PreK, K, 1 – 8, College
SUBJECT: General Science Education

ASEE Session: Using STEM in Action to Connect to Dept. of Energy Resources

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  Hilton Baltimore, Key 6

The Department of Energy’s Girls of Energy engages students with cutting-edge research, incredible stories of our Women @ Energy, and activities and lessons that support our energy challenges, like this Pacific Northwest Lab researcher who invented a 3-D printable, inexpensive lens that turns a camera phone into a microscope. Great way to personalize learning!

Presenter: Melinda Higgins (U.S. Dept. of Energy: Washington, DC)
GRADE LEVEL: General
SUBJECT: Physical Science, Engineering-Technology-and the Application of Science

ASEE Session: ASEE’s K–12 Outreach: Engineering, Go For It (eGFI), TeachEngineering, LinkEngineering, the National Science Digital Library, and UC Project STEP

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Hilton Baltimore, Key 6 

Join the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and its Precollege Engineering Education Division and discover innovative ways to introduce engineering into your K–12 classroom.

Presenter: Pamela Lottero-Perdue (Towson University: Towson, MD)

GRADE LEVEL: K – 12
SUBJECT: Engineering-Technology-and the Application of Science

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