K-12 Outreach Pre-Conference Training – Saturday October 1

Transforming Contexts of Engineering Activities to Broaden Participation

Much work has been done and is being done to increase the number of and diversity of students choosing an engineering career pathway. Evaluation has demonstrated how various curricular and programmatic  interventions have been successful at improving students’ attitudes and beliefs about engineering. However, the numbers of students choosing engineering career pathways has not seen any significant change.

In this interactive training session, Dr. Hynes will present his hypothesis that current engineering education outreach activities have done a great job at appealing to students’ situational interests, but have not done as well in appealing to diverse students’ personal interests. This day-long training session will include discussion of data from studies on students’ interests and understandings of engineering, a framework for engineering activities that integrate students’ personal interests, rich examples of such activities, and a working demonstration of one activity in action with a group of pre-college students.  One continuing education unit credit will be awarded.

Agenda (to date)
Time Educators Agenda Student Agenda
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration Registration
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Opening Lecture Pre-Activity
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Student Observation/Interaction Project
12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Lunch
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Student Observation/Interaction Project
3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Closing Lecture Presentation Prep
3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Observation Final Presentations

You can register for this activity as an add-on to the conference registration or as a stand-alone event.  Click here to register now.