Article and Photos courtesy of RAMONA CONVENT SECONDARY SCHOOL
Published : Thursday, October 13, 2016 | 4:13 PM
How does an engineer think, design and solve problems? Ramona students taking Ms. Aulikki Flagan’s Engineer Your World course will find out by solving open-ended problems such as designing and building a pinhole camera for handicapped people, an earthquake-safe building for India, and a drone that can capture images from earth.
Through a partnership with the National Science Foundation, the University of Texas, Austin, Cockrell School of Engineering, and the College of Education at the University of Texas, Ramona students will complete a comprehensive yearlong engineering curriculum.
In this innovative class, students will be challenged to develop the design skills and habits of mind that are central to understanding what makes engineering different from other scientific and technical fields. They will learn how to translate a problem or need into design specifications, and then to conceive and sort through alternate approaches to solving a problem or meeting that need.
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Learn about an innovative, research-based engineering curriculum that meets the NGSS, fosters computational thinking and 21st-century skill development, and builds engineering career awareness.
NSTA Area Conference #2
Oregon Convention Center, Room C122
777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Nov. 12, 9:30am – 10:30am
Stop by Booth #214 to learn how the Engineer Your World curriculum expertly combines rigorous core concepts with cross-discipline perspectives to deliver a rich sequence of socially relevant, student-directed challenges.
Texas ASCD Annual Conference
Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2016
Stop by Booth #205 to learn how the Engineer Your World curriculum engages learners in authentic engineering experiences and inspires them to embrace an engineer’s habits of mind.
California STEM Symposium
Anaheim Convention Center
Oct. 10 – 11th
Stop by our presentation or booth #741 to learn how Engineer Your World engages diverse student populations in an innovative, research-based engineering course.
George R. Brown Convention Center
Sept 23, 7:30-8:30
Stop by our presentation during the Design and Making Colloquium to learn how the Engineer Your World curriculum expertly combines rigorous core concepts with cross-discipline perspectives to deliver a rich sequence of socially relevant, student-directed challenges.
Design and Making Colloquium
Los Angeles, CA
August 8, 2016
Stop by one of our presentations in the Bluebonnet Room, either from 10:30 – 11:45am or from 1:00 – 2:15pm during the 2016 Region 15 STEM Expo to learn about the Engineer Your World curriculum, full of collaborative, student-directed projects that empowers students to think like engineers.
2016 Region 15 STEM Expo
Region 15 Education Service Center
San Angelo, TX
Presenting in the Bluebonnet Room at 10:30 –11:45am and again at 1:00 –2:15pm
August 2, 2016
Stop by Booth #742 at the NSTA STEM Forum and Expo to learn how the Engineer Your World curriculum engages learners in authentic engineering experiences and inspires them to embrace an engineer’s habits of mind.
NSTA STEM Forum and Expo
Colorado Convention Center
July 27-29, 2016
Stop by our Booth #828 at the National Charter Schools Conference. Engineer Your World takes a top-down approach to engineering education, engaging students in project-based learning to support the development of engineering design capabilities and 21st Century skills.
National Charter Schools Conference
Music City Center
June 26-29, 2016
Stop by Booth #16 at the M.A.S.S. Executive Institute to learn how Engineer Your World engages diverse student populations in an innovative, research-based engineering course.
M.A.S.S. Executive Institute
Mashpee High School
July 12-14, 2016