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Global Earthquake Engineering: A STEM EDA Lesson and Activity (Curriculum Exchange)

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Conference

2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

Start Date

June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015

ISBN

978-0-692-50180-1

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Curriculum Exchange

Tagged Division

K-12 & Pre-College Engineering

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

2

Page Numbers

26.818.1 - 26.818.2

DOI

10.18260/p.24155

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https://peer.asee.org/24155

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102

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Joi-Lynn Mondisa Purdue University, West Lafayette Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/https://0000-0002-3959-6548

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Joi-Lynn Mondisa is a doctoral candidate in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Her research interests focus on examining how mentoring intervention programs promote the success of undergraduates in STEM majors and how mentoring assists in increasing the retention rates of underrepresented populations in STEM programs.

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Krystal S Corbett Cyber Innovation Center

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Dr. Krystal Corbett is the Director of Curricula at the Cyber Innovation Center (CIC). She received her B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (2008/2010), M.S. in Mathematics (2012), and Ph.D. in Engineering Education (2012) at Louisiana Tech University. Through the CIC, Dr. Corbett manages various educational enterprises. Additionally, she is designing and implementing a three-part middle school elective course, STEM: Explore, Discover, Apply, which fosters excitement in STEM.

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Abstract

The Apply Earthquakes curriculum module is part of STEM: Explore, Discover, Apply (EDA), athree course elective sequence for middle school grades 6-8; each module typically lasts threeweeks. In Apply Earthquakes, 8th grade students perform global earthquake engineeringactivities that address community needs. The engineering design process (EDP) guides thestudents through the design and implementation of projects and concepts related to earthquakedesign. The end result is that students build a model structure using various materials such asbalsa wood, cotton balls, and craft sticks, to withstand earthquakes (as simulated by a shaketable).

Mondisa, J., & Corbett, K. S. (2015, June), Global Earthquake Engineering: A STEM EDA Lesson and Activity (Curriculum Exchange) Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24155

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