Educational Technology

May 8, 2012

Future engineering: Middle school students get hands-on at UT

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

By Lydia X. McCoy, KnoxNews

Jill Hobby, principal of Whittle Springs, said they wanted to show students what it’s like to be an engineer, see the robotics in action, and learn about some of the science and math classes they would need in high school to go into the career. “We want to open their eyes. I really hope the students leave today really inspired to achieve more and … I hope they go back to our school and talk about it and inspire more students to step up and work harder in class to achieve more,” she said. Chien-fei Chen, a research assistant professor and education co-director for the CURENT Center, said she hoped students realized that science and engineering are disciplines they can do and can be fun. “It could be related to their life and something they should consider for their future career,” she said.

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