For science teachers implementing NGSS, finding fun, engaging, engineering activities that students will enjoy can be challenging. Creating contests is a great way to engage students of all ages.
In this guest post by Lauren Willison, Florida Polytechnic University, Florida’s newest university dedicated exclusively to STEM, highlights the top three trends in engineering education.
Congratulations to the STEM Wars winning class! These students demonstrated they can provide an innovative solution, backed by scientific concepts, in response to a problem.
Understanding how engineering is viewed by parents and students can offer direction about how to change this view from distaste to a lifelong love of engineering.
Computer science education is notoriously difficult to implement effectively. Doing so in a way that attracts girls and minority students to the field presents an additional challenge. While schools across the country are working hard to confront these issues, the numbers are less than encouraging.
The success of the new STEM-based shop class and high-tech vocational programs is exciting. But, what’s more inspiring is how students are responding to their educational opportunities.
What role did math have in the star-studded resume of this next generation engineering hero? And why does Rex (and students like him) inspire us all? Read on to find out!