June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Pre-College Engineering Education
Engineers today consider how to advance technologies with limited natural resources to achieve a sustainable future. Sustainability has been integrated into a variety of engineering curricula where educators face challenges of the misconception perceived by students that technology can offer complete solutions to sustainability. In this study, a constructive educational module of sustainability was integrated into a K-12 industry-oriented curriculum at a public middle school as a practice to introduce the societal, economic, and environmental mindsets to pre-college students with reduced technological content. Data collected are the reflections of the instructor for the module and reflective evaluations that lead to a summative critique of the outcomes and improvements. This study provides the engineering education community the evidence that middle-school youth can well perceive sustainability framework and the insights for researchers who are looking to integrate sustainable engineering to pre-collegiate engineering settings.
Wang, C., & Dandridge, T., & Cardella, M. E., & Handwerker, C. A. (2019, June), Board 128: Work in Progress: Integrating Sustainability Engineering Education and Design into the K-12 Classroom: A Case Study in Electronics Recycling for Middle-School Youth Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32227
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