Robots, plants, and the ten-year-old consultant: Teaming K-12 and undergraduate students in community-based projects to encourage stem

Leslie Crowley, Jon Dolle, Ann Finnegan, J Bruce Litchfield

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Abstract

This pilot program teams undergraduates with K-12 students in service-learning projects. We hope to increase the supply chain of engineering students in general, with a particular goal of increased enrollment of underrepresented populations. By engaging K-12 students in large, real-world "hands-on/minds-on" problems in teams with undergraduate engineering students, it is hypothesized that these younger students will develop both cognitively (as they learn new information, create solutions, and analyze data and alternatives) and affectively (by increasing their excitement and interest in STEM). For more information, see http://ae3.cen.uiuc.edu/epicsk12.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication33rd Annual Frontiers in Education
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering as a Human Endeavor: Partnering Community, Academia, Government, and Industry, FIE 2003 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
PagesS1B2
ISBN (Electronic)0780379616
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Event33rd Annual Frontiers in Education, FIE 2003 - Westminster, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2003Nov 8 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Volume3
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

Other33rd Annual Frontiers in Education, FIE 2003
CountryUnited States
CityWestminster
Period11/5/0311/8/03

Keywords

  • Project-based learning
  • STEM supply chain
  • Service-learning
  • Team-based learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Education

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