Summer enrichment workshops for promoting engineering education

Rafic A. Bachnak, Rohitha Goonatilake

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Abstract

The paper describes the two summer enrichment workshops that were conducted during in the last two years. The workshops provided high school and middle school students with a realistic and engaging introduction to engineering. The participants had the opportunity to 1) learn about engineering fields through hands-on problem-solving experiences; 2) experience the engineering design process using a software program and applying mathematics and science principles; 3) engage in teamwork activities that integrate software and hardware knowledge to build and program Lego robots; 4) Participate in a field trip and talk to engineers on the job; and 5) Engage in a question and answer panel session where professional engineers describe their experiences and expectations of new hires. The papers will present statistics and evaluation results of the two workshops.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
PublisherAmerican Society for Engineering Education
ISBN (Print)9780878232413
StatePublished - 2012
Event119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2012Jun 13 2012

Other

Other119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period6/10/126/13/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Bachnak, R. A., & Goonatilake, R. (2012). Summer enrichment workshops for promoting engineering education. In 119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition American Society for Engineering Education.