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Author Bredow, J. ♦ Wright, C. ♦ Manley, B.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2006
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Education ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Educational technology ♦ Educational institutions ♦ Educational programs ♦ H infinity control ♦ Continuing education ♦ Systems engineering education ♦ Collaboration ♦ Engineering students ♦ Engineering profession ♦ Scholarships ♦ university and K-12 collaboration ♦ Pre-engineering education ♦ K-12 science and technology ♦ pre-college mentoring
Abstract The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and the Arlington Independent School District (AISD), the ninth largest school district in Texas, with over 60,000 students, recently began collaborating in providing science and technology education to high school students. This is through pre-engineering courses offered at AISD as a part of the Project Lead the Way program (PLTW). During this first year, five senior-level engineering students at UTA were awarded scholarships to assist in PLTW classrooms, as needed, one for each of five high schools. The author visited 8 PLTW classrooms, with a total of 150 students, discussing technical aspects of engineering and the program at UTA. The effort concluded for the year with a "technology day" at UTA, allowing PLTW students to interact with UTA faculty and students, and to visit research laboratories. Evaluation of methods and impact is based on observations of student assistants and feedback from PLTW instructors
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Electr. Eng., Texas Univ., Arlington, TX (Bredow, J.)
ISBN 1424402565
ISSN 01905848
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2006-10-27
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 159.18 kB
Page Count 2
Starting Page 9
Ending Page 10

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library