Engineering Education Program for k-12

Posted on June 7, 2006  Comments (0)

Student Visit to Pratt & Whitney

Project Lead the Way “a national program forming partnerships among Public Schools, Higher Education Institutions and the Private Sector to increase the quantity and quality of engineers and engineering technologists graduating from our education system.”

Photo – Twenty-seven Berlin High School engineering students recently toured Pratt & Whitney”™s East Hartford facility. The students were given an overview of how jet engines are made and then toured the Turbine Module Center to learn about the company”™s design and machining operations. more

Program puts forward spin on engineering by Jamaal Abdul-Alim:

For one class project, Brown had to design a dwelling that can keep people warm in subzero temperatures and withstand some of the most ferocious winds. Brown says such assignments have given him a whole new appreciation for what it takes to make things work.

“I realize how much work it takes to put this stuff together,” he said.

I seem to be running across a good deal of k-12 engineering education material that looks promising. Hopefully this is more than just random chance and more good news is around to be found.

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