Department of Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution
Last summer, an interdisciplinary research team trained 12 Texas teachers in building automation, the internet of things, the engineering design process and additive manufacturing while providing STEM software, a 3D printer and internet of things measurement devices for their classrooms.
The “Connected STEM – Promoting STEM Education through Connected Devices and Building Automation” project, funded by a $1 million National Science Foundation grant, includes Dr. Michael Johnson, Dr. Joseph Morgan, Dr. Jay Porter and Dr. Mathew Kuttolamadom from the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, Dr. Jennifer Whitfield from the Department of Mathematics and Dr. Bugrahan Yalvac from the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture.
One of the most exciting aspects of this project is the potential for it to become a new standard of teaching STEM in classrooms, not only in Texas, but potentially the rest of the nation and even the world.
“Now that the teachers have this capability and understanding they can incorporate it into their classrooms for a long time,” says Johnson.
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