Designing an outreach project that trains both future faculty and future engineers

Suzanne A. Olds*, David E. Kanter, Amanda Knudson, Shruti B. Mehta

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The benefits of designing K-12 engineering outreach model to train faculty and engineers are discussed. The models is designed to encourage middle school students to develop and increase their interest in math, science and engineering through a real world engineering problem. Students worked with middle school teachers to develop a challenge-based module that addresses one or more of the State of Illinois science goals. The involvement of the students in the project has helped them to gain and improve their skills in the areas of leadership, management and communication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4233-4238
Number of pages6
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2003Jun 25 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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