June 12, 2013
B-338 Rayburn House Office Building
Engineering concepts and the design process are an integral part of the recently released state-led next generation science standards (NGSS). But many K-12 teachers are not aware of how engineering can be used to inspire and improve student performance. This event will provide an overview of the recent National Research Council report, “Successful K-12 STEM Education,” as well as give examples of innovative research-based tools for engineering education funded by the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources.
Stephen C. George, Editor in Chief, DISCOVER Magazine
- Mo Hosni, Ph.D.
Vice President, ASME Education
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the University Engineering Alliance, Kansas State University
- Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources
- Christine M. Cunningham, Ph.D.
Founder and Director, Engineering is Elementary
Vice President, Museum of Science, Boston
- Leigh R. Abts, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor, A. James Clark School of Engineering and College of Education, University of Maryland