June 18, 2006
June 18, 2006
June 21, 2006
K-12 & Pre-College Engineering
11.1349.1 - 11.1349.13
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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