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The Infinity Project: Building A High School Curriculum Focused On Technology Which Emphasizes Engineering, Math, And Science Principles

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Conference

2001 Annual Conference

Location

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Publication Date

June 24, 2001

Start Date

June 24, 2001

End Date

June 27, 2001

ISSN

2153-5965

Page Count

7

Page Numbers

6.1018.1 - 6.1018.7

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https://peer.asee.org/9381

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98

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Ravi Athale

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John Treichler

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Dave Munson

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Sally Wood

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Geoffrey Orsak

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Scott Douglas

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Mark Yoder

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Abstract

The INFINITY Project (www.infinity-project.org) is a nationally recognized partnership between leading universities, industry, and K-12 educators to help school districts incorporate modern engineering and technology in their high school curricula. This effort aims to develop a novel and interactive curriculum emphasizing the engineering fundamentals and the fun of the modern high- tech age. This paper outlines the goals and technology elements of the INFINITY Project. Implementation issues of the program are addressed, including textbook and laboratory creation, teacher training, and online classroom support. Math and physics high school teachers are teaching this curriculum in 14 Texas schools at this time. This paper presents the early results of this new course for high school juniors or seniors. Initial responses to the effort from teacher and students have been positive.

Athale, R., & Treichler, J., & Munson, D., & Wood, S., & Orsak, G., & Douglas, S., & Yoder, M. (2001, June), The Infinity Project: Building A High School Curriculum Focused On Technology Which Emphasizes Engineering, Math, And Science Principles Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. https://peer.asee.org/9381

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