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Visit ASEE @ NSTA STEM Forum July 12-14!

Learn how your students can tap into interactive, real-time arctic research or use a new teacher-proven tool for embedding engineering into your courses. These are just two of the presentations ASEE’s experienced engineering educators will be making at NSTA’s annual STEM Forum & Expo in Orlando July 12 to 14 as part of the American Society for Engineering Education’s “Commit to P-12 Engineering Education” effort.

Check out our schedule, below, and please stop by ASEE’s table in the exhibit hall to explore eGFI and other ASEE resources designed to help you engage and inspire your students!

Thursday July 13

  1. Polar ICE: Bringing the Poles to Your Classroom (Presentation)

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Grade level 6 -12

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Networks of sensors and sensor platforms are being deployed across polar systems to provide near real-time data from the poles. Polar Interdisciplinary Coordinated Education (ICE) provides classrooms access to to the Antarctic and Arctic regions through polar data, observations, and interactions with the scientists. Polar ICE offers lessons and student research ideas available for immediate classroom implementation, as well as professional development workshops for teachers across the country.

Presenter: Liesl Hotaling, President, Eidos Education, Highlands, N.J., and Vice President of Education for the Marine Technology SocietyRead her paper on using sensors to teach environmental science to middle and high school students in the Summer 2012 issue of Advances in Engineering Education.

2. AMP-Up Middle School Science and Math Through STEM Connections Classrooms (Presentation)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Grade level 6-8

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Learn about the integrated middle school curriculum materials designed as part of Georgia Tech’s AMP-IT-UP NSF Math/Science Partnership project. The materials, created for STEM Connections classes and core math and science courses, are available for free download.

Presenter: Jeffrey Rosen, Center for Education Integrating Science, Math, and Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga.

Friday, July 14

3. Using an Engineering Frame to Map Engineering Design into Your STEM Curriculum (Presentation)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Grade Level: 4-7

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Teachers want to embed more engineering design into their curriculum, but many are bound by guides that limit engineering activities. Discover how to use a frame structure to embed an engineering design activity that meets current content standards in your lessons. This frame routine has been tested with teachers in several Florida school districts and was rated highly useful as a tool.

Presenter: Nancy Ruzycki, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

4. SENSE IT: Student-Built Water Quality Sensors (Hands-on workshop)

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Grade level: 7-12, college

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The SENSE IT program challenges participating students to construct, deploy, and interpret data from their own water quality sensors. To build and understand their sensors, students must use a wide range of core knowledge of mathematics and physical science, as well as learn practical hands-on technology skills such as soldering and debugging circuits.

Presenter: Liesl Hotaling, President, Eidos Education, Highlands, N.J., and Vice President of Education for the Marine Technology SocietyRead her paper on using sensors to teach environmental science to middle and high school students in the Summer 2012 issue of Advances in Engineering Education.

 

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