New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
Pre-College Engineering Education Division
The Education Research Team of COPEC – Science and Education Research Council has designed and implemented the K12 School Adventure Plan for a city which challenge is to provide better and effective knowledge for young students even for those who will not enter University. The main goal is to help encourage more bright young minds to pursue careers in engineering and/or technology by providing K12 students of public schools of the city the necessary knowledge about sciences and research methodology in a way that will remain as a life practice. It fits to the necessity of the country to improve competitiveness in technology growth that has implications for workforce development as well as science and technology development. The course main characteristics is the possibilities to apply new and innovative approaches to provide the students the ability to develop concepts and theories to solve and understand scientiﬁc and nonscientiﬁc problems and to ﬁnd solutions as well. It is part time course delivered in two different times, in the morning and in the afternoon always after school period. The students commute to the building that belongs to the City Hall and where they spend at least four hours having extra classes in the so called STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields with teachers especially hired to teach them. The program provides classrooms with multimedia resources and a class with computers for some activities and visits to interesting sites are planned and delivered along the year. The students are prepared to face the challenging process of university admission and even if they choose another path, one that does not include university degree, they get the tools to face labor market too.
Brito, C. D. R., & Ciampi, M. M., & Vasconcelos, R. M. C. F., & Amaral, L. A. M., & Barros, V. F. A. (2016, June), Engineering Adventure for Youth Generations Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26608
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