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Engineering Curriculum Contest - Engineering Education Service Center

 
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Engineering Curriculum Contest - Engineering Education Service Center
by Ryan Smith - Monday, March 9, 2009, 2:13 PM
 

Engineering Education Rocks! is the theme for the EESC's 1st curriculum competition. Submit your best engineering activities and win prizes!

For the first time ever, K-12 engineering educators will have the chance to highlight their creativity and technical know-how. Categories range from elementary to high school.

Hands-on activities and project-based learning are fun and effective ways to help students learn and retain more math and science concepts. By choosing to teach engineering, educators can help students make the links between classroom learning, their everyday lives and the wider world. Project based learning can help students visualize abstract science and math concepts. Using hands-on activities, engineering design serves as the bridge to bring color to math and science concepts. This bridge makes our designed world more understandable, relevant and fun.

By promoting engineering as a viable career option, teachers also:

Help provide a stronger workforce in all fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Help create a technologically literate people/society. Provide students with the skills they will need to thrive in a technological society.

Contest deadline: 4:00 pm PST April 30, 2009

Winners will be notified by May 30, 2009

For more information, see:

http://www.engineeringedu.com/contestcurr.html