Engineering - design

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Engineering

Promoting Robotic Design and Entrepreneurship Experiences among Students and Teachers

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2-teacher, 4-student teams from 24 high schools learn robotics and entrepreneurship in 4-week summer institutes, following which they engage 1,200 students in semester-long courses and semester-long capstone projects for NYU's Inno/Vention contest.
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Connected STEM - Promoting STEM Education through Connected Devices and Building Automation

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Teachers will develop curriculum around the internet of things as applied to building automation.
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Designing Tactile Picture Books: Critical Making in Libraries to Broaden Participation in STEM Education and Careers

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Researching A School District's Integration Of The Maker Movement Into Its Middle And High School

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Students and educators in the middle and high schools of a semi-rural school district are engaged in the extensive integration of Making and the Maker Movement their formal education setting.
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IDEAS: Inventing, Designing, and Engineering on the Autism Spectrum

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We will collaboratively develop a Maker Engineering Design program with New York Hall of Science, NYU, ASD experts, 15 educators and 240 middle school students, 80 of whom will be on the autism spectrum, in a New York City public school inclusion program.
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Bringing programming -- and social change -- to girls: 'Co-Robots for CompuGirls' gets students to think about how robots can address human problems

Survey after survey has shown a lack of women engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. It's an utterly human problem, but one group of eighth-grade girls recently experimented with a way to address at least one aspect of it -- with robots. The students, participating in a program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) called Co-Robots for CompuGirls, programmed a pair of two-foot, identical humanoid "Nao" robot avatars to help with the process of interviewing for a STEM position.

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DARPA: Young Faculty Award Solicitation

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has recently released this Young Faculty Award (YFA) solicitation.

This Research Announcement (RA) solicits ground-breaking single-investigator proposals from junior faculty for research and development in the areas of physical sciences, engineering, materials, mathematics, biology, computing, informatics, and manufacturing of interest to DARPA's Biological Technologies Office (BTO), Defense Sciences Office (DSO) and Microsystems Technology Office (MTO).

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DIY Toolkit - Sound Science: 4 Audio Project Ideas For STEM Educators

Attention all STEM teachers — are you looking for ways to incorporate music and sound into your classroom? Check out these hands-on DIY ideas from Youth Radio’s Brains and Beakers science speaker series. Explore creative ways to experience sound — from digital visualization to science rap battles to creating your own instruments out of scrap parts. 

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The Lab in the Classroom: 3D Printers in Schools

An article in Make Magazine detailing the history of the Lab School, its collaboration with the Smithsonian, and the work of its students. 

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Teach STEAM with Toys

A new field of engineering called mechatronics combines mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science and makes all three disciplines accessible to surprisingly young students.

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