June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
Pre-College Engineering Education Division
Abstract This study involves the development of a curricular service learning workshop for high school students mentored by undergraduate and graduate students. The purpose of the study is to expose high school students to STEM education via introducing the three-dimensional modeling and 3D printing technologies. Additionally, the purpose of the study is to increase the teaching comfort level of undergraduate and graduate students when they are exposed to minority groups. The authors of this study developed a workshop manual that included sketches, 3D modeling, assembling, and part printing on 3D printers. The contents of the manual were sectioned into four phases (sketching & 3D tools, assembly & drawing, and 3D printing) projecting a complete schedule throughout four weeks of spring 2016 semester. Eleven students from XXX high school arrived to XXX University, accompanied by four teachers, and grouped with 17 undergraduate students from the engineering college. Four graduate students coordinated during the workshop sessions and assisted with the 3D modeling techniques. Additionally, the graduate students conducted pre and post surveys for both high school and undergraduate students to compare the value added outcomes in 3D printing. Moreover, the graduate students participated in the same survey and conducted the t-Test analysis on the collected results using SPSS statistics package. The results from the t-Test analysis showed that the workshop has contributed in increasing the competency levels of high school and undergraduate students in 3D modeling and 3D printing. Additionally, the analysis results showed that the graduate and undergraduate students’ learning improved as they mentored the minority groups. The results of the study may benefit educational institutions to assist high school students in choosing their STEM careers at early stages.
Dakeev, U., & Yilmaz, M., & Yildiz, F., & Alam, S., & Heidari, F. (2017, June), Curriculum Service Learning Workshop for STEM Outreach Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28097
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