Promoting engineering careers using modern sensors in high school science labs

Edwin Yu, Magued Iskander, Vikram Kapila, Noel Kriftcher

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Abstract

A student's first introduction to engineering and technology is typically through high school science. Unfortunately, science labs often make use of antiquated tools that fail to deliver exciting lab content. As a result, many students are turned off by science, fail to excel on standardized science exams, and do not consider engineering as a career. This paper reports on the preliminary results of Project RAISE, Revitalizing Achievement by using Instrumentation in Science Education. RAISE is a partnership between Polytechnic University and several New York City (NYC) high schools that is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). By using sensors and computerized data acquisition in science labs, RAISE seeks to enhance students' academic achievement; excite them about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); and inspire them to pursue STEM careers. A description of the project, along with some of the sensor-based experiments that are in use, are presented along with lessons learned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInnovations in E-learning, Instruction Technology, Assessment, and Engineering Education
Pages229-235
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Event2006 International Conference on Engineering Education, Instructional Technology, Assessment, and E-learning, EIAE 2006, Part of the International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering, CISSE 2006 -
Duration: Dec 4 2006Dec 14 2006

Publication series

NameInnovations in E-learning, Instruction Technology, Assessment, and Engineering Education

Other

Other2006 International Conference on Engineering Education, Instructional Technology, Assessment, and E-learning, EIAE 2006, Part of the International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering, CISSE 2006
Period12/4/0612/14/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Education

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    Yu, E., Iskander, M., Kapila, V., & Kriftcher, N. (2007). Promoting engineering careers using modern sensors in high school science labs. In Innovations in E-learning, Instruction Technology, Assessment, and Engineering Education (pp. 229-235). (Innovations in E-learning, Instruction Technology, Assessment, and Engineering Education). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6262-9_40