What is Engineering? A workshop for K-6 grade school counselors

What is Engineering? A workshop model for K-6 Counselors

If children begin career development in elementary school, then it is important for their teachers and counselors to be prepared to introduce all types of careers, especially those that will help us meet the demands of a rapidly changing world such as engineering and science. This proposal for a professional development workshop for K-6 grade school counselors will enable participants to gain the following fundamental and…

What is Engineering? A Definition of the Profession

What is Engineering? A Definition of the Profession

 Author Meagan Ross, through a brief examination of literature related to the history and philosophy of engineering, describes how engineering is different from science, how engineering is a process of design, and engineering is a valued profession. This brief white paper is a great tool for educators, counselors, and parents who are seeking to understand what engineering is, and how they can describe engineering to…

Technology Provides Enhanced Capabilities for Educating Learners

Technology Provides Enhanced Capabilities for Educating Learners

Technology provides enhanced capabilities for educating learners, and schools should embrace these capabilities to reshape education and to prepare students for the changing world. Collins & Halverson (2009) identify these enhanced capabilities as “just-in-time” learning, customization, learner control, interaction, scaffolding, games & simulation, multimedia, publication, and reflection. These nine enhanced capabilities were aligned with established learning theories, to link the Collins & Halverson (2009) model…

Supplemental K-12 Engineering Education

Engineers make a world of difference and help shape our future, and our future depends on us working together to increase the participation of women in engineering. As early as elementary school, students can begin to learn basic principles of engineering such as the design process, incorporate engineering habits of mind – which are essentially 21st Century skills, and use developmentally appropriate math and science…

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Women’s Engineering University, India

India Today 8/24/12 posts that the Delhi government is planning to launch an all-women university for engineering education in the city, likely to be titled: Women’s Institute for Engineering University. According to the National Association for Single Sex Public Education, the advantages of single-sex education are (i) expanded educational opportunity, (ii) custom-tailored learning and instruction and (iii) greater autonomy. Research shows that females are more likely to…

STEM Career Concept Map

Equipping an Army

The mission of the High Tech High Heels Speakers Bureau is to inspire and encourage middle school and high school students, especially the under-represented, to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. On 8/14 and 8/22, Meagan Ross facilitated the inaugural training workshops, an effort to “Equip an Army” of volunteers to go forth and: Share with students why we love working in STEM…

Engineering still a man's world? NO!

Engineering is a Woman’s World!

Engineering is a Woman’s World! — or at least it can and should be. Family and friends send me articles like this more often than I wish was necessary. This article was published in the Jacksonville, FL paper on August 5, 2012. The title bodly declares that “Engineering still a man’s world.” Do I disagree? Unfortunately, no, in fact I wrote a paper once titled…