WISE Guys and Gals—An Informal STEM Project Focusing on Engineering Design (Poster Presentation)

Saturday, September 29, 2018: 2:00 PM-3:15 PM
Exhibit Halls AB (Connecticut Convention Center)
Session Leader:
Bernadette Uzzi, Supervisor, Pre-College Programs, BNL Science Learning Center
David Burghardt, Professor of Engineering, Co-Director, Center for STEM Research, Hofstra University, Deborah Hecht, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Advanced Study in Education, Graduate Center of The City University of New York and Scott McMullen, Retired K–12 Science and Technology Coordinator and Science Educator, Consultant

We will share our results from a curriculum development and research project, funded by the (U.S.) National Science Foundation, that engages middle-school youth in engineering design activities at Boys and Girls Clubs. The activities include virtual and hands-on experiences, design challenges, and embedded social media-type features.

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