Fall 2009 Issue of The Bridge on K-12 Engineering Education
Articles
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    EngineerGirl! A Website to Interest Girls in Engineering

    EngineerGirl! A Website to Interest Girls in Engineering Fall 2009 Bridge article by Suzanne Jenniches and Catherine Didion Read More

    Author: Suzanne Jenniches and Catherine Didion

    K-12 Engineering Education

    Release date: Fall 2009

    Volume: 39

    Number: 3

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    How Kids Learn Engineering: The Cognitive Science Perspective

    Researchers are investigating how and when children can learn engineering concepts and skills. The number of U.S. students who enter engineering programs in college is projected to drop, a trend that many believe will have a negative impact on the U.S. workforce (NAS et al., 2007; NAE and ... Read More

    Author: Christian D. Schunn

    K-12 Engineering Education

    Release date: Fall 2009

    Volume: 39

    Number: 3

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    The Incorporation of Technology/Engineering Concepts into Academic Standards in Massachusetts

      Experience with engineering in K–12 classrooms in Massachusetts has become a reference point for other states. Efforts by Massachusetts over the past decade to develop academic technology/engineering standards and implement related programs has become a reference point for a ... Read More

    Author: Jacob Foster

    K-12 Engineering Education

    Release date: Fall 2009

    Volume: 39

    Number: 3

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    Professional Development for Teachers of Engineering: Research and Related Activities

    Very few K–12 teachers are prepared to teach engineering. In the past decade, engineering has emerged as an important new content area on the K–12 scene. The growing interest in engineering has been triggered by several factors. Among these are opportunities for ... Read More

    Author: Rodney L. Custer and Jenny L. Daugherty

    K-12 Engineering Education

    Release date: Fall 2009

    Volume: 39

    Number: 3

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    Engineering is Elementary

    Engineering activities tap into the natural curiosity and creativity of all children. As our society becomes increasingly dependent on engineering and technology, it is more important than ever that everyone be aware of what engineers do and understand the uses and implications of the ... Read More

    Author: Christine M. Cunningham

    K-12 Engineering Education

    Release date: Fall 2009

    Volume: 39

    Number: 3

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    The Status and Nature of K-12 Engineering Education in the United States

    K–12 engineering education has significant implications for the future of STEM education. K–12 engineering education has slowly been making its way into U.S. K–12 classrooms. Today several dozen different engineering programs and curricula are offered in schools ... Read More

    Author: Linda Katehi, Greg Pearson, and Michael Feder

    K-12 Engineering Education

    Release date: Fall 2009

    Volume: 39

    Number: 3

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    Putting the "E" in STEM Education

    Editor's Note Charles M. Vest Putting the “E” in STEM Education Recently I participated in a White House-sponsored workshop that brought together leading K–12 teachers and administrators to discuss how STEM education can be improved. Toward the end of the day, ... Read More

    Author: Charles M. Vest

    K-12 Engineering Education

    Release date: Fall 2009

    Volume: 39

    Number: 3