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K-12 Engineering Education
September 1, 2009 Volume 39 Issue 3
Fall 2009 Issue of The Bridge on K-12 Engineering Education
Articles In This Issue
  • Tuesday, September 1, 2009
    AuthorSuzanne Jenniches and Catherine Didion

    Providing opportunities for girls to learn about engineering can eventually increase diversity in the engineering workforce.
    I want us all to think about new and creative ways to engage young people in science and engineering, whether it’s science festivals, robotics competitions, ...

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2009
    AuthorChristian D. Schunn

    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 NRC, ...

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2009
    AuthorRodney L. Custer and Jenny L. Daugherty

    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 embedding ...

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2009
    AuthorChristine M. Cunningham

    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 ...

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2009
    AuthorLinda Katehi, Greg Pearson, and Michael Feder

    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 around the ...

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2009
    AuthorCharles M. Vest

    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, Steve ...