Engaging in Engineering Initiative with Centennial Place Academy

Transportation engineering researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology developed an active learning outreach program for Centennial Place Academy, a metro Atlanta public school that serves a racially and economically diverse student population with the majority of students falling into lower income brackets and minority populations. Georgia Tech researchers visited the school to conduct an initial session with the entire fifth grade class; this was followed by two full day sessions with a smaller subset of the same students after they had moved into the sixth grade. The program was designed to utilize cutting-edge technology to implement Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education with elementary and middle school students through guided inquiry. The purpose of the program was to show students that engineering is an accessible discipline that utilizes many skillsets and encompasses multiple aspects of their lives. The program resulted in a wealth of ready-to-use materials that can be implemented in future engineering outreach initiatives.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 31p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01593729
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: UTC, TRIS, RITA, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 1 2016 9:42AM