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A World in Motion: Utilizing the Engineering Habits of Mind and TEAMS model to engage students in gear car construction and a hill climb.

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2015 ASEE Workshop on K-12 Engineering Education

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Seattle, Washington

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June 13, 2015

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June 13, 2015

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June 13, 2015

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7

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18.1.1 - 18.1.7

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Julie Lucier Frenchtown School District

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Julie Lucier is a mathematics teacher with 22 years of teaching experience in Minnesota and Montana. She has taught at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels. She comes from a family of engineers including a grandfather with seven patents to his name. Her background includes teaching in one of the first STEM labs in Minnesota and coaching collegiate swimming. She is currently a junior high math teacher in Frenchtown, Montana.

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Julian Fallon Collins Montana State University

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Mr. Julian Collins is the Associate Director of the Engineering Minority Program (EMPower) within Montana State University’s College of Engineering, and the Director of the Halliburton Teaching Engineering Applications in Math and Science (TEAMS) project at MSU. He has been the director of TEAMS since 2011, and has worked with hundreds of K-12 math and science teachers to teach them how to teach engineering concepts in their classrooms.

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WORKSHOP PROPOSAL FORM 2015 Annual ASEE K-12 Workshop on Engineering Education “Authentic Engineering: Representing & Emphasizing the E in STEM” Presented by Dassault Systems Saturday, June 13, 2015 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Sheraton Seattle | Seattle | WAPlease complete this form, save it as a PDF file only and upload it through the ASEE PaperManagement system as shown in the K12 Workshop Presenter’s Kit.All notifications will be by email from the ASEE Paper Management system.NOTE: To ensure that emails are not obstructed by spam blockers, please make sure to WHITELIST theemail addresses: monolith@asee.org and conferences@asee.org and s.harrington-hurd@asee.org.Direct questions to Stephanie Harrington-Hurd, ASEE K-12 Activities Manager, at s.harrington-hurd@asee.org. Additional workshop details are available at: http://www.asee.org/K12Workshop.Thank you! Deadline Friday, January 23, 2015 by 5:00PM EST Presenters will be notified of acceptance status by March 14. Late submissions will not be accepted. Advanced Workshop Registration will open December 6, 2013. SUBMISSION INFORMATIONProvide the first and last name of each presenter, including affiliations. If there is more than onepresenter, designate one person as the organizer and provide only that person’s contactinformation. The organizer is responsible for communicating to co-presenters.Number of Presenters: 2Presenter Name(s):1) Last Collins First Julian Affiliation Montana State University2) Last Lucier First Julie Affiliation Frenchtown, Montana School District3) Last First AffiliationContact Person’s Name: Julie LucierContact Person’s Email: julie.lucier@ftsd.orgContact Person’s Phone: 218-290-4117Contact Person’s Alternate Phone:2015-ASEE-K12-Proposal-Form-1.docx Page 1 of 6 WORKSHOP PROPOSAL FORM 2015 Annual ASEE K-12 Workshop on Engineering Education “Authentic Engineering: Representing & Emphasizing the E in STEM” Presented by Dassault Systems Saturday, June 13, 2015 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Sheraton Seattle | Seattle | WAPlease provide a one-paragraph bio for each presenter (in the order listed above). The bio shouldnot exceed 70 words and should be written as you would want it to appear on the ASEE websiteand program materials.1) Julian Collins is the Associate Director of the Engineering Minority Program (EMPower)within Montana State University’s College of Engineering, and the Director of the HalliburtonTeaching Engineering Applications in Math and Science (TEAMS) project at MSU. He has beenthe director of TEAMS since 2011, and has worked with hundreds of K-12 math and scienceteachers to teach them how to teach engineering concepts in their classrooms.2) Julie Lucier is a mathematics teacher with 22 years of teaching experience in Minnesota andMontana. She has taught at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels. She comesfrom a family of engineers including a grandfather with seven patents to his name. Herbackground includes teaching in one of the first STEM labs in Minnesota and coachingcollegiate swimming. She is currently a junior high math teacher in Frenchtown, Montana. WORKSHOP INFORMATIONProposed Title: A World in MotionTM: Utilizing the Engineering Habits of Mind and TEAMSmodel to engage students in gear car construction and a hill climb.Abstract: Please provide a concise description that includes the workshop’s learning objectives(maximum 750 characters). The abstract is used on the ASEE website, program materials, andother K-12 Workshop promotional activities.Utilizing the TEAMS model (Teaching Engineering Applications in Math and Science),participants will gain a greater knowledge of math and science content and an awareness of whatengineers do using a problem-based engineering design challenge. The TEAMS model is basedon the engineering habits of mind including learning from failure, teamwork and collaboration,and engaging in physical testing. Our engineering challenge will be to construct a motorized gearcar that will climb an incline. Throughout this process, participants will work through the stepsof an engineering challenge including problem definition, ideation, engineering drawings,cooperation, communication, construction, and testing. Our goal is to create an environment thatprovides each student with a hands-on, real world experience that is meaningful, engaging, andchallenging.Workshop Description. Please provide a detailed description of the proposed workshop that, atminimum, explicitly addresses the following (maximum 4,000 characters): a. Learning objectives b. Hands-on activities and interactive exercises2015-ASEE-K12-Proposal-Form-1.docx Page 2 of 6 WORKSHOP PROPOSAL FORM 2015 Annual ASEE K-12 Workshop on Engineering Education “Authentic Engineering: Representing & Emphasizing the E in STEM” Presented by Dassault Systems Saturday, June 13, 2015 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Sheraton Seattle | Seattle | WA c. Materials that participants can take with them d. Practical application for teachers and outreach staffUtilizing the TEAMS model (Teaching Engineering Applications in Math and Science),participants will gain a greater knowledge of math and science content and an awareness of whatengineers do. Our goal is to enhance mathematics and science teaching by helping K-12 teachersincorporate engineering applications in their classrooms. To obtain this goal, we will create alearning environment that provides diverse participants with a hands-on, real world experiencethat is engaging and challenging. We will encourage our participants to be open-minded,optimistic, perseverant, and creative. We will focus on three tenets of the engineering habits ofmind including learning from failure, teamwork and collaboration, and engaging in physicaltesting.Participants will actively participate using a problem-based engineering design challenge. Ourengineering challenge will be to construct a motorized gear car that will climb an incline.Throughout this process, participants will work through the steps of an engineering challengeincluding problem definition, ideation, engineering drawings, cooperation, communication,construction, and testing.We will begin by discussing bicycle gears and how they work. Participants will learn about geartrains, driver gear, driven gear, gear ratio, and compound gears. We will discuss what type ofgear ratio is necessary to increase torque which is the power necessary to climb an incline. Wewill proceed to a parts inventory and move to the design and build phase. To allow ourparticipants to experience product refinement in the time allotted, we will discuss anddemonstrate a car with a 3:1 gear ratio and explain that they will need more torque to climb theincline. Once participants have a prototype to test, they will sketch their model on a design sheetand proceed to the ramp for testing. At the ramp, torque will be measured prior to the hill climb.Throughout our presentation, numerous scientific concepts will be discussed including force,friction, torque, simple machines, and gears. Participants will also utilize several math standardsincluding the concept of ratio, ratio language and proportional relationships.Participants will receive a ten-day unit plan with all resources and necessary information indetail. They will also receive all student worksheets including pre-test and post-test, teamworkworksheet, design sheet, several gear ratio and rotation worksheets, design log, ramp ticket, andfinal conclusions worksheet. Information about the build materials and funding grants will alsobe provided.Authentic Engineering Connection. Identify and describe how you will explicitly address theways in which your lesson or activity is representative of the processes, habits of mind andpractices used by engineers, or is demonstrative of work in specific engineering fields.i At least2015-ASEE-K12-Proposal-Form-1.docx Page 3 of 6 WORKSHOP PROPOSAL FORM 2015 Annual ASEE K-12 Workshop on Engineering Education “Authentic Engineering: Representing & Emphasizing the E in STEM” Presented by Dassault Systems Saturday, June 13, 2015 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Sheraton Seattle | Seattle | WAone of those must be within the first four listed, below; i.e., do not only check “other”. Check allthat apply: Use of an engineering design process that has at least one iteration/improvement Attention to specific engineering habits of mind Attention to engineering practices (as described in the NGSS/Framework and as practiced by engineers) Attention to specific engineering careers or fields related to the lesson/activity Other (please describe below)Provide a description of how you will explicitly address these aspects of authentic engineering inyour workshop (maximum 2,000 characters): 1. Use of an engineering design process that has at least one iteration/improvement. We hope that our participants have time to make improvements to their first model. If they don’t, we are certain that they will know what changes they would make if they had time to make modifications. In previous sessions, most teams needed three to five models to design a car that would climb the ramp. 2. Attention to specific engineering habits of mind. Our participants will work in teams. Successful teams will communicate and collaborate to produce the best product possible. Our participants will be engaging in physical testing as they move from design phase to testing phase. 3. Attention to engineering practices (as described in the NGSS/Framework and as practiced by engineers). Our lesson incorporates all of the NGSS Middle School Engineering Design standards as follows:  Participants will be defining a design problem that can be solved through the development of an object or tool that includes multiple criteria and contraints (MS- ETS1-1).  Participants will develop a model, test the model, and modify it to generate data to test ideas about designed systems (MS-ETS1-4).  Participants will analyze and interpret data to determine similarities and differences in findings. They may combine parts of different solutions to create a model that is better than any of its predecessors (MS-ETS1-3) .  Participants will evaluate competing design solutions based on design criteria (MS- ETS1-2).2015-ASEE-K12-Proposal-Form-1.docx Page 4 of 6 WORKSHOP PROPOSAL FORM 2015 Annual ASEE K-12 Workshop on Engineering Education “Authentic Engineering: Representing & Emphasizing the E in STEM” Presented by Dassault Systems Saturday, June 13, 2015 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Sheraton Seattle | Seattle | WADiversity. This year is the American Society for Engineering Education’s “Year of Action onDiversity.” It is essential that we have a diverse engineering workforce to solve diverseproblems. To do that and to have an engineering-literate public, it is essential that we reach everypreK-12 student with high-quality engineering education, drawing on issues of access and equityin the classroom and in the curriculum. Reviewers would like to know how your proposedworkshop will address diversity.Provide a description of how you will explicitly address diversity – e.g., diversity with respect togender/sex, ethnicity or race, special education inclusion, socio-economic status, or LGBT status– in your workshop (maximum 2,000 characters):Because our challenge is a hands-on, real world experience, it is appropriate and challenging forall participants. Ms. Lucier utilizes this project in general population problem solving classes thatare not ability-based or electives. Creating non-homogenous groups ensures as much diversitywithin groups as possible.Are there any online components to the proposal or presentation? (Note that these onlinecomponents may only be available to presenters or those who have their wireless subscriptions,since wireless may not be available during the workshop sessions.) No Yes Please describe:Grade Level Target Audience (check all that apply): Primary (EC–2) Elementary (3–5) Middle School (6-8) High School (9-12)Maximum Number of Participants:20 If this number is greater than 25, please describe how your workshop will equally engage all participants.All Seating is Classroom (tables and chairs).2015-ASEE-K12-Proposal-Form-1.docx Page 5 of 6 WORKSHOP PROPOSAL FORM 2015 Annual ASEE K-12 Workshop on Engineering Education “Authentic Engineering: Representing & Emphasizing the E in STEM” Presented by Dassault Systems Saturday, June 13, 2015 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Sheraton Seattle | Seattle | WAAudio Visual Equipment Requests:Note: An LCD projector, screen and podium with attached microphone are provided. Requestsfor additional equipment or resources (e.g., internet connection or laptops) will incur extracharges. If you do not have additional requests, please indicate with “Not applicable.”N/A Reminder:Presenters must register and pay the registration fee to support their workshop attendance and audio/video costs. Thank you for completing this proposal form! Please review this document prior to submitting it to ensure that all items are complete. ASEE USE ONLYDate Received:Received By:Proposal ID Number:2015-ASEE-K12-Proposal-Form-1.docx Page 6 of 6

Lucier, J., & Collins, J. F. (2015, June), A World in Motion: Utilizing the Engineering Habits of Mind and TEAMS model to engage students in gear car construction and a hill climb. Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Workshop on K-12 Engineering Education, Seattle, Washington. https://peer.asee.org/17074

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