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Transforming K 12 Education Via The Collaborative Large Scale Engineering Analysis Network For Environmental Research (Cleaner) Project

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2006 Annual Conference & Exposition

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Chicago, Illinois

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June 18, 2006

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June 18, 2006

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June 21, 2006

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2153-5965

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Approaches to K -12 Engineering

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K-12 & Pre-College Engineering

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13

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11.1349.1 - 11.1349.13

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Elizabeth Eschenbach Humboldt State University

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James H. Johnson Howard University

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Chris Brus University of Iowa

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Christine Brus is Director of the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program at the University of Iowa where she develops all program initiatives, supervises the staff and directs the activities of the WISE Advisory Board and Steering Committee. She teaches two undergraduate classes: Gender Issues in Science and Medicine and Nature vs. Nurture:Theory to Practice. She has served as a reviewer for a National Institute for Environmental Health Science (NIEHS) grant review panel evaluating K-12 education proposals for funding under the RFA Using Environmental Health as an Integrating Factor for K-12 Curriculum Development. In addition, she has developed numerous tools to mentor young women considering engineering as a career and has been involved in the development of a women in engineering role model book for K-12 students.

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Dan Giammar Washington University

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Daniel Giammar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, where he is also a member of the Environmental Engineering Science Program and the Center for Materials Innovation. His research focuses on chemical reactions that affect the fate and transport of heavy metals and radionuclides in natural and engineered aquatic systems. Dr. Giammar received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering Science from Caltech. He served as a Research Associate in Geosciences at Princeton prior to beginning his position at Washington University in 2002.

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Bette Grauer McPherson High School

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Bette Grauer is a science educator and science department chairman at McPherson High School, McPherson, KS where she teaches physics, chemistry, and AP Physics. She received a B.S. in Civil Engineering with emphasis in environmental engineering from Kansas State University. She also received a B.S. in Physics Education from Kansas State University and a M. Ed. from Wichita State University. She is a professional engineer and has worked as a consulting engineer in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Massachusetts. She has also worked as a hydrologist for the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma and the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Patricia Carlson Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

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PATRICIA A. CARLSON is professor of rhetoric at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. She is a long-time advocate of writing in engineering education. Carlson has been a National Research Council Senior Fellow for the U. S. Air Forcer, as well as having had several research fellowships with NASA (Langley and Goddard) and the Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground. She has also been a research fellow at NASA's Classroom
of the Future located in Wheeling, WVA. Her primary research area - computer-aided tools to enhance writing in engineering education - has
been funded through two NSF grants.

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Liesl Hotaling Stevens Institute of Technology

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Liesl Hotaling is the Assistant Director of the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) at Stevens Institute of Technology. Liesl is the lead developer for instructional materials. As part of this work, she has engaged in the design and development of
Internet-based classroom modules for the USEPA, NSF and other agencies. The instructional materials incorporate the use of real time data and tellecollaboration.

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Gbekeloluwa Oguntimein Morgan State University

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Gbekeloluwa B. Oguntimein is currently an Associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering, Morgan State University (MSU). He received his BS and Ph. D. in 1974 and 1979 respectively both in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University. Before joining the faculty at MSU in 1997, Dr. Oguntimein taught and conducted research in biochemical engineering for fifteen years at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, GBF in Braunschweig, Germany, INPL in Nancy, France and the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada. His research interest now focuses on bioenvironmental processes, environmental impact assessment and Brownfield redevelopment.

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Steven Safferman Michigan State University

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Tim Wentling National Center for Supercomputing Applications

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Dr. Tim L. Wentling is a Professor of Information Science in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science and a Senior
Research Scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois. Dr. Wentling is the leader of the Knowledge and Learning Systems Group at NCSA where he heads a team of cross-disciplinary faculty, post docs, and graduate students. Prior to this post, he served as a professor of education and a university Department Head for 10 years where he was responsible for the development and mentoring of faculty, students, and staff. In addition to these administrative duties, Dr. Wentling conducts research on knowledge sharing and education and he consults with the Fortune 100 companies and international organizations, has published seven books, and over one hundred articles and conference papers.

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Transforming K-12 Education via the Collaborative Large-scale Engineering Analysis Network for Environmental Research (CLEANER) Project Abstract The Collaborative Large-scale Engineering Analysis Network for Environmental Research (CLEANER) Project Office has been established with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and a coalition of 11 other institutions. The project office is coordinating the creation of a strategic plan consisting of research, cyberinfrastructure, and education plans that set forth a roadmap for the collaborative engineering analysis network for the study of environmental problems. This report will be completed by July 2007 and requires input from K-12 educators, administrators and other stakeholders in K-12 education. This paper describes the CLEANER project, provides an example of the CLEANER Education Committee’s vision for the K-12 area and lists contacts for further information. The intention of this paper is to elicit input from the K-12 engineering education community, including K-12 educators, on how the CLEANER Education Plan could better meet the future needs of K-12 students and educators

1.0. CLEANER Overview As its full name implies, the CLEANER project aims to transform and advance the scientific and engineering knowledge base for addressing the challenges of large-scale, complex, human- stressed environmental systems through collaborative modeling and knowledge networks. This will be accomplished through the creation of WATERS (WATer and Environmental Research Systems) Network, which will allow scientists and other professionals to advance the understanding of human impacts on environmental systems and improve and informed the management of environmental issues.

During the years 2005- 2007, the CLEANER Project Office will work with its constituencies to develop a plan for the WATERS Network. The following six committees are currently developing a roadmap for critical components of the project:

• Cyberinfrastructure • Education • Environmental Engineering and Science • Organization • Sensors • Social Science and Economics

A list of committee members for each working group is available at http://cleaner.ncsa.uiuc.edu/people/ .

The CLEANER Project office coordinates and assists with activities leading to establishing the WATERS Network. This oversight entity will refine key environmental science and engineering questions and develop a unified community vision for addressing needs and building

Eschenbach, E., & Johnson, J. H., & Brus, C., & Giammar, D., & Grauer, B., & Carlson, P., & Hotaling, L., & Oguntimein, G., & Safferman, S., & Wentling, T. (2006, June), Transforming K 12 Education Via The Collaborative Large Scale Engineering Analysis Network For Environmental Research (Cleaner) Project Paper presented at 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. https://peer.asee.org/1436

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