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The Development of Engineering Management Education in K-12 Schools: A Longitudinal Case Study

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

Conference Session

Engineering Management Division Technical Session 2: Curriculum and the Classroom

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Engineering Management

Page Count

10

DOI

10.18260/1-2--28958

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https://peer.asee.org/28958

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281

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Andrew J. Czuchry East Tennessee State University

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Andrew Czuchry received his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in 1969 with a concentration in guidance and control systems engineering. He has more than twenty years experience as a professional manager in technical innovation and the electronics manufacturing industry. Dr. Czuchry is a tenured full professor and has been the holder of the AFG Industries Chair of Excellence in Business and Technology since joining East Tennessee State University in 1992. He has more than 100 co-authored articles that have appeared in refereed journals and proceedings of professional organizations related to his field.

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James H. Lampley East Tennessee State University

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Dr. Lampley received his Ed.D. from East Tennessee State University and currently serves as an Assistant Professor and Research Specialist in the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Department at ETSU. Dr. Lampley has been an ELPA faculty member since 2004. As a Research Specialist he works with dissertation students on quantitative research topics. Dr. Lampley also serves as the Graduate Program Coordinator for the Post Secondary and Private Sector Leadership concentration in the ELPA department. Dr. Lampley teaches a variety of courses including Research Methods, Educational Statistics, and Quantitative Analysis. Currently, Dr. Lampley has research interests in online delivery and graduate education and spearheads research opportunities as often as possible.

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Addison Scott Karnes East Tennessee State University

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B.S. in Engineering Technology
M.S. in Technology
Doctoral Fellow
Dissertation Candidate

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Leendert Menist Craig East Tennessee State University

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Leendert Craig graduated from East Tennessee State University (ETSU) with a Masters in Engineering Technology in 2015. While working on his masters he worked as a graduate assistant in the Department of Engineering Technology, Surveying and Digital Media. He also earned his B.S. in Product Development Engineering Technology at ETSU in 2013. Mr. Craig also has held a Master Plumber License as well as a natural gas license since the early 1980's. He owned and operated Lenny's Plumbing and Water Treatment in the 1980's and 1990's. He currently works in the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis department at ETSU as a doctoral fellow while pursuing his Ed.D. in Private Sector Educational Leadership.

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Abstract

Reference is made to a 2016 ASEE Conference publication: Strategic Alliances May Become Key Success Factors for Enhanced Experiential Learning: A Conceptual Framework for Implementation. Building upon the successful strategic alliance formed in 2014 with the mayors of Sullivan and Washington counties in East Tennessee, a common Work Force Readiness challenge to economic development was addressed. Both mayors had received complaints from local businesses that graduating students did not possess the professional development skills required for employment and vital to the growth of existing businesses throughout the region served by our university. As part of the eight county Work Force Readiness Program Sullivan County (Tennessee) volunteered to pilot the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate which awards readiness level indicators based on performance on their WorkKeys assessment. This article deployed the framework for experiential learning cited above and extends the scope of the Work Force Readiness to Engineering Management education in K-12 schools . In partnership with Bristol Tennessee Essential Services whose economic development initiatives provided fiber optic internet to local schools, we established an engagement agreement in which we were contracted to develop an improved delivery methodology for the highly successful approach in use at Sullivan East and Sullivan Central high schools. One measure of this program’s success was realized when 16 graduating high school seniors simultaneously received their two year Associate Degrees from Northeast State Community College through their dual enrollment program. The challenge given to our cross-functional college graduate consulting team was to broaden the scope to all Career Technology Education (CTE) students throughout Sullivan County. The college graduate student team developed a hybrid software/hardware fiber optic private cloud data management network that simultaneously protects sensitive, mission-critical information and locally hosts a user-friendly workforce development on-line classroom tailored to specific opportunities for student improvement. Furthermore the scope of the effort was extended beyond CTE graduating seniors and includes the fundamentals essential for students intending to pursue the BS Engineering Degree as well. We plan beta testing as a pilot project to ensure improved work force readiness for Sullivan County graduating high school seniors’ professional development skills by December 2016 and initial pilot test program quantitative results by May 2017.

Czuchry, A. J., & Lampley, J. H., & Karnes, A. S., & Craig, L. M. (2017, June), The Development of Engineering Management Education in K-12 Schools: A Longitudinal Case Study Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28958

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