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Middle Grades STEM Innovation and Design Courses: From Data to Design (P12 Resource Exchange)

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2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


New Orleans, Louisiana

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June 26, 2016

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June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016





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K-12 & Pre-College Engineering Division: Curriculum and Resource Exchange

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Pre-College Engineering Education Division

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Jeffrey H. Rosen Georgia Institute of Technology

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After 14 years in the middle and high school math and engineering classroom where Mr. Rosen was working on the integration of engineering and robotics into the teaching of the core curricula classrooms. He has now been at Georgia Tech's CEISMC for the past 8 years working on curriculum development and research on authentic STEM instruction and directing the state's FIRST LEGO League competition program. Mr. Rosen has authored or co-authored papers and book chapters that address issues of underrepresented populations participation in engineering programs and the integration of robotics and engineering into classroom instruction.

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Roxanne Moore Georgia Institute of Technology

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Roxanne Moore is currently a Research Engineer at Georgia Tech with appointments in the school of Mechanical Engineering and the Center for Education Integrating Mathematics, Science, and Computing (CEISMC). She is involved with engineering education innovations from K-12 up to the collegiate level. She received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2012.

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Marion Usselman Georgia Institute of Technology

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Marion Usselman is a Principal Research Scientist and Associate Director for Federal Outreach and Research at the Georgia Institute of Technology's Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC). She earned her Ph.D. in Biophysics from the Johns Hopkins University and has been with CEISMC since 1996 developing and managing university-K-12 educational partnership programs. She currently leads up a team of educators and educational researchers who are exploring how to integrate science, mathematics and engineering within authentic school contexts and researching the nature of the resultant student learning

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The NSF STEM+C project, AMP-IT-UP, has created three STEM Innovation and Design courses for grades 6-8 engineering and technology classrooms. Each 18-week course incorporates the practices of experimental design, data visualization, and making claims based on evidence, as well as 21st century skills, entrepreneurial skills, and grade-level appropriate math, science and engineering disciplinary content. We will provide teacher and student materials, a list of equipment needs, an electronic Design Process Log and a link to the curriculum website where all materials are posted.

Rosen, J. H., & Moore, R., & Usselman, M. (2016, June), Middle Grades STEM Innovation and Design Courses: From Data to Design (P12 Resource Exchange) Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25718

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