June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Pre-College Engineering Education
The National Science Foundation Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for NanoEnabled Water Treatment (NEWT) supports an education program for science teachers to participate in, the Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program. Educators from Houston, Texas, Phoenix, Arizona and El Paso, Texas are selected to participate in this annual year-long experience that seeks to enhance and improve the quality of science and engineering education within their communities. NEWT RET interns conduct research focused on applications of nanotechnology on the topic of water sustainability for both drinking and industrial uses. The experience aims to provide opportunities to K-12 teachers who serve economically disadvantaged students by exposing the students to hands-on science and engineering activities not traditionally taught in the classroom. NEWT RETs have created various forms of secondary science and engineering curriculum to share their water and nanotechnology focused research with fellow educators and the students within their Environmental Science, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, and middle school science classrooms. Created curriculum includes scientific research posters, hands-on science activities, engineering design challenges, and educational videos. All lessons and activities are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards as well as Texas or Arizona state standards. At the curriculum exchange, attendees will be provided instructions for accessing the growing online database of NEWT RET created curriculum.
Crawford, C. A., & Nichol, C. (2019, June), Water Sustainability: Science and Engineering Activities for the High School Classroom (Resource Exchange) Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--33546
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