k-12 Engineering Education

Posted on June 5, 2006  Comments (7)

Presentation by Ioannis Miaoulis, President and Director of the Museum of Science, Boston on k-12 Engineering Education.

Massachusetts was the first state in the nation to include Engineering as a topic in its Learning Standards.

Public schools from pre-kindergarten to high school are now including engineering as a new discipline. Dr. Miaoulis describes the value of including Engineering in the formal curriculum content for elementary, middle school and high school level. He also discusses the necessary partnerships between the state Department of Education, federal government, school districts, teacher groups, colleges, universities and museums and industry that are supporting this effort and the evolution of the program.

7 Responses to “k-12 Engineering Education”

  1. CuriousCat: Engineering Education Program for k-12
    June 7th, 2006 @ 9:49 pm

    “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…”

  2. CuriousCat: Excellence in K-12 Mathematics and Science Teaching
    July 28th, 2006 @ 9:15 am

    Two are selected from each state, which seems a bit odd to me when you compare the size of the teacher and student population of California to many other states…

  3. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » Blog Archive » $40 Million for Engineering Education in Boston
    August 10th, 2006 @ 4:58 pm

    […] We previously have posted on the engineering education work of the museum and its president, Ioannis Miaoulis: k-12 Engineering Education and k-12 Science Education Podcast: Gordon, an MIT graduate and a Tufts University trustee, had no previous connection to Northeastern, Freeland said. He said the philanthropist was attracted by the university’s emphasis on marrying research with practical applications. by curiouscat   Tags: Engineering, Science, Education   Permalink to: $40 Million for Engineering Education in Boston […]

  4. CuriousCat: Middle School Engineers
    September 15th, 2006 @ 5:21 pm

    […] Getting kids to actually apply concepts is not only fun but the best way to learn. […]

  5. Sarah
    April 6th, 2007 @ 10:51 am

    Hi. I am a graduate student in Beijing, China.
    Like your bolg very much. It is cute.
    I am doing my thesis now, related to K-12 engineering education.
    I am studying cases both in America and China.
    So the information in your blog is really useful.
    But there is something I can’t figure out myself.
    When and where was the concept of K-12 engineering education first mentioned?
    Any help from you is appreciated.
    Thank you.

  6. CuriousCat: $1 Million Grant for National Engineering Education Initiative
    September 23rd, 2007 @ 9:33 am

    “The Motorola Foundation today announced $1 million in support of the National Academy… which will help create 110 academies in high schools across the country to inspire young people to study science and engineering…”

  7. CuriousCat: Hands-on High School Engineering Education in Minnesota
    December 1st, 2007 @ 12:44 pm

    Project Lead the Way builds strategic partnerships among middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities, and industry to provide students with the knowledge and experience necessary to pursue engineering or engineering technology programs in college…

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