June 14, 2014
June 14, 2014
June 14, 2014
Curriculum and Lab Development
20.19.1 - 20.19.11
FORMING A LEADERSHIP BRIDGE BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE: THE STEM and ENERGY LEADERSHIP PROGRAMEngineering and Engineering Technology education is more important than it has ever been, asmajority of the global challenges faced by humanity today ties to engineering and engineeringtechnology majors. As the availability of the information and the wisdom of crowds increase,the need for preparing students to face challenges that are not only personal or local but alsoglobal increased tremendously. With the increased emphasis on engineering and engineeringtechnology many higher education institutions developed STEM K12 programs, and organizedoutreach for middle and high school students. This trend also helped many high school studentsto complete college credits and gain college experience while they are still in high school. Themost important component of these initiatives is no doubt closing the gap between high schoolsand higher education institutions while making higher education institutions more approachable.In an effort to provide K12 students an opportunity to learn about engineering technologymajors, a summer outreach program is currently being developed by State University of NewYork Farmingdale State College. In addition to the STEM related information, this programaims to provide students an overview on one of the most important global challenges: energy.The importance of energy is acknowledged by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) as apart of the 14 grand challenges for engineering in the 21st century. By including the energy as apart of the summer outreach students will be introduced to engineering, engineering technologyand energy. The energy component will include different forms of energy such as solar, wind,hydro, electrical and also will include hands-on modules for students to learn how these differentforms of energies are generated. The program’s leadership component is embedded in acombination of activities such as: hands-on training, brainstorming sessions, world energyproblem debate sessions and team presentation sessions.This study will provide an overview of the proposed program that is currently being developed,and discuss components of the curriculum and laboratory development. Samples of materials,hand-outs, laboratory components will be shared and proposed assessment methodologies will bediscussed.
Issapour, M., & Altuger-Genc, G. (2014, June), Forming A Leadership Bridge Between High School And College: The Energy and STEM Leadership Program Paper presented at 2014 ASEE International Forum, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--17182
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