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Hack This Toy!

Ohio State toy adaptation workshop students ASEE 2017Like engineers in Santa’s workshop, Ohio State University students and faculty are working with families in a unique Toy Adaptation Program to “hack” popular electronic toys so that children with special needs can enjoy them.

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Put the E in STEM at ASEE’s K-12 Workshop

ASEE K-12 workshop logoLearn how to incorporate engineering into classroom lessons and at home in ASEE’s day-long workshop for educators and parents on April 26 at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.

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Engineering Day Events

ASEE LogoSMALLASEE has put together a public/private partnership to develop ways of engaging students and teachers in engineering. Participants will learn about innovative, hands-on, project-based engineering activities, courses, curriculum options, events, outreach programs, professional development, and competitions.

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Event: Science Teaching Conference

CAST 2012The Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST) connects science educators and policymakers from across Texas and beyond. CAST 2012 is Nov. 8-10 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Included in the registration price is access to more than 650 free workshops tailored to specific grade levels and subject matters.

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Feature: Nuclear Energizes Teachers

Texas A&M workshopDespite the anxiety triggered by last spring’s nuclear disaster in Japan, nuclear power is still a key part of this country’s energy mix. Industry and universities are enlisting help from teachers in preparing the next generation of nuclear engineers and technicians.

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EPA Teacher Resources

EPA LogoThe Environmental Protection Agency has a collection of materials that can be used to teach environmental topics like conservation, human health, stewardship, waste & recycling, and water. The EPA also offers publications, awards and grants, workshops, conferences, student scholarships, community service projects, and a club for kids.

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Teacher Workshop: Stop-Motion Animation, Tufts U., Mass. Dec. 4, 2010

SAM AnimationThis full-day workshop on December 4, 2010, 9am – 4pm, from the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach, Tufts University, is intended to provide an immersive introduction of stop-motion animation to K-16 teachers using SAM Animation. Location: Tufts University, 474 Boston Ave, Medford, MA. Cost: $420.

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Teacher Workshop: K-12 Engineering in Vancouver, BC. Nov. 13, 2010

ASMEOn November 13, 2010, in Vancouver, BC, the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) will offer a free, hands-on workshop for K-12 teachers and engineers, designed to bring K-12 educators together with engineers.

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Courses: Teachers Learn with NASA

Taking OffNASA’s Learning Environments and Research Network and the Georgia Institute of Technology have teamed up to create the ePDN, a new initiative dedicated to preparing K-12 teachers to engage their students in STEM subjects through the use of NASA-developed learning materials and resources. Teachers wanting to enhance their instructional skills, meet professional development goals, or find new and exciting resources to use in learning environments can apply to one of the free courses.

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