Tag Archives: STEM

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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Easy Entry, Sky High, and a Mile Wide

What makes a great Engineering Design project? What creates the magic promised by project-based learning? The range and variety of possible projects is overwhelming. At ProjectEngin we focus on three key principles when developing projects for teachers to use.  In … 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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Making it Matter

The beginning of the school year brings lots of blogs, tweets, articles, and discussions about new things to try in the classroom. It is a time of new beginnings and challenges. But it can be overwhelming when we layer in … Continue reading

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Engineering: The Process in the Middle

The STEM acronym is a bit of a double-edged sword in my world. On the one hand, as I discussed in my previous post, it can set up new boundaries and isolate the technical thinkers from more holistic and transdisciplinary … 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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