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Engineering Adventure for Youth Generations

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Conference

2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

Start Date

June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016

ISBN

978-0-692-68565-5

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

K-12 & Pre-College Engineering Division: Student-Centered Activities and Maker Spaces in Engineering Education

Tagged Division

Pre-College Engineering Education Division

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

11

DOI

10.18260/p.26608

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https://peer.asee.org/26608

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84

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Claudio da Rocha Brito Science and Education Research Council Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-4760-4931

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Dr. Claudio da Rocha Brito is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Currently is the President of Science and Education Research Council (COPEC), President Elect of IEEE Education Society (2015-2016), President of Fishing Museum Friends Society (AAMP), President of (Brazilian) National Monitoring Committee of "Internationale Gesellschaft für Ingenieurpädagogik" (IGIP), Vice President of International Council for Engineering and Technology Education (INTERTECH), Vice President of World Council on System Engineering and Information Technology (WCSEIT), Vice President of Safety Health and Environment Research Organization (SHERO) and Vice President of World Council on Communication and Arts (WCCA). He is Chairman of Working Group "Ingenieurpädagogik im Internationalen Kontext" since 2002, Member of International Monitoring Committee in IGIP since 2004, Member of Strategic Planning Committee of Education Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (IEEE-EdSoc) since 2009, Board Member of “Global Council on Manufacturing and Management" (GCMM) since 2004 and Director of Brazilian Network of Engineering (RBE) since 1998. He is also Member of Board of Governors of International Council for Engineering and Technology Education (INTERTECH) since 2000 and Member of Board of Governors of Education Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (IEEE-EdSoc) since 2001.

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Melany M. Ciampi Safety, Health, and Environment Research Organization Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-6346-7535

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Dr. Melany M. Ciampi is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Currently is the President of World Council on System Engineering and Information Technology (WCSEIT), President of Safety Health and Environment Research Organization (SHERO), President of World Council on Communication and Arts (WCCA), Vice-President of Science and Education Research Council (COPEC), Vice-President of Fishing Museum Friends Society (AAMP) and Secretary of Education Society of the IEEE (IEEE-EdSoc). She is also Chair of Intersociety Cooperation Committee of Education Society of the IEEE (IEEE-EdSoc) since 2011, Co-Chair of Working Group "Ingenieurpädagogik im Internationalen Kontext" in IGIP (Internationale Gesellschaft für Ingenieurpädagogik) since 2002, Member of Strategic Planning Committee of Education Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (IEEE-EdSoc) since 2009 and Board Member of “Global Council on Manufacturing and Management" (GCMM) since 2004.

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Rosa Maria Castro Fernandes Vasconcelos Universidade de Minho Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0003-1434-1060

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Rosa Maria de Castro Fernandes Vasconcelos is a Associate Professor at the Department of Textile Engineering since 2005. Degree in Textile Engineering by the University of Minho. Professor at the University of Minho since 1984. PhD in Engineering –Technology and Textile Chemistry by the University of Minho in 1993. Rieter Award, 1993.

Responsible for several curricular units in the integrated study cycles in Textitle Engineering and Engineering and Industrial Management, in the 1st cycle course of Design and Fashion Marketing, and also in the 2nd cycle courses of Fashion Design and Communication, Textile Chemistry, Advanced Textiles and Design and Marketing.

Head research and research member of several R&D projects, has presented as main author or co-author many dozens of scientific journal papers and communications in international conferences.

President of the Pedagogical Council of the School of Engineering since 2011 and Vice-Dean of School of Engineering

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Luis Alfredo Martins Amaral P.E. Universidade de Minho Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-9426-3834

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Born in 1960 is Associate Professor at Department of Information Systems in the School of Engineering of University of Minho.

Researches and teaches in the areas of Information Systems Planning, Information Systems Management and the Information Society, especially in the field of Public Administration.

Chairman of the Board of the GCC - Computer Graphics Center since 2005. Pró-Rector of University of Minho between 2006 and 2009. President of the National College of Informatics (Order of Engineers) since 2010.

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Victor F. A. Barros Ing.-Paed IGIP Science and Education Research Council Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-7318-8257

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Prof. Victor Freitas de Azeredo Barros, Ing.-Paed IGIP is Executive Secretary of Science and Education Research Council. He is Researcher at Algoritmi Centre/University of Minho; University of São Paulo; Mackenzie University; Pontifical Catholic University of Goias; Goiás Federal Institute; Amapá Federal Institute and Catarinense Federal Institute. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Brazilian Journal "Cadernos de Educação, Tecnologia e Sociedade". He is Editorial Chair of the Safety, Health and Environment World Congress; International Conference on Engineering and Computer Education; World Congress on Communication and Arts; World Congress on Systems Engineering and Information Technology and Editorial Chair of the International Conference on Engineering and Technology Education. He is Member of the Research Team in Information Systems and Technologies for Transformation of Organizations and Society; Applied Computing; Interaction and Food Plants, Science Teaching; Education, Management and Environment and member of the research team of Center for Studies and Research and Engineering Education. He has more than 110 papers published in several congresses and he has organized more than 30 congresses around the world.

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Abstract

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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