Tag Archives: STEM education

To Code or Not to Code – Why neither is the answer to getting more girls interested in STEM fields

Countless research studies and initiatives have focused on our inability to attract female students to STEM fields. The percentages for women in Engineering has only budged by a few percentage points in the past few decades since I graduated with … Continue reading

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Engineering the Three Dimensions of STEM Professional Development

At ProjectEngin, we focus on supporting the inclusion of Engineering Design in K-12 education. Much of our initial exposure to teachers, schools, and districts is through requests for workshops. Many such requests involve the magic acronym “STEM”. As a result, … Continue reading

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Embracing the E: Why Engineering Should be Part of Your Classroom

  The Top 5 E-Reasons Engagement: Engineering is the process that brings the built world into existence. And that is very much the world that our students live in. Activities that challenge young people to do things differently and better … Continue reading

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The Future: Hidden in Plain Sight

Good design needs to focus on the end user; as educators our end users are the students in front of us every day. So, who is in your classroom? They are members of the most connected generation in history. They … Continue reading

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Budging the Boulder – Changing STEM education from the Bottom Up

I have been in the world of STEM education for quite some time and I am happy to report that there is universal consensus that (a) meaningful, connected STEM education is critical and (b) 20th century teaching is inadequate for … Continue reading

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Full Circle

I began this journey more than thirty years ago. I graduated from Columbia University with a BS in Metallurgy/Materials Science and a Masters (MIA) in International Affairs. I was the first student in a joint program between the School of … Continue reading

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