A study conducted by Georgia Tech CEISMC researchers examining the impact of middle school engineering courses has been published in the International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology. The results suggest that students who enroll in at least two of the engineering courses perform significantly better on standardized tests than students who do not enroll in any.
Lizanne DeStefano, executive director of the Georgia Tech Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing, is one of 18 inaugural members of the STEM Education Advisory Panel of the National Science Foundation. The new panel will advise the interagency federal Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
The Advanced Manufacturing and Prototyping Integrated to Unlock Potential (AMP-IT-UP) program at Georgia Tech will be featured in the 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase funded by the National Science Foundation. The online event will be held May 14 -21, 2018.
AMP-IT-UP teachers Cheryl Wilder and Kathy Duke from Griffin-Spalding County schools participated in an ECOGIG research cruise to the Gulf of Mexico. The cruise provided the teachers with real-world experiences that they will apply in the classroom, where they have been teaching their seventh graders three AMP-IT-UP modules on ocean ecology.
A team of volunteers put together by Sean Rodrigues, a Ph.D. student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Georgia Tech, held a mini workshop series titled "A Day of Light" that aimed to both unify the concept of optics to K-12 students and to introduce them to career pathways in the field.