HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
STEM Connection

Engineering Education Starts at an Early Age

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 4/4
ArtRous
User Rank
Iron
Educating our kids also educates ourselves
ArtRous   2/27/2013 10:39:56 AM
NO RATINGS
Excellent article that ties the solving of society's evolving challenges to the need to engage students of all ages via improved curricula, tools and general exposure to how technology can be fun. As a FIRST robotics mentor, I see many kids who otherwise would have no connection to this fascinating world. After some reflection on this aspect of what FIRST is about, I have concluded that there an additional benefit to both the students and the mentors: such programs deliver environments that are as real-world as it gets in many ways. Specifically, I have drawn four specific "takeaways".....

1. Such programs effectively serve as an Highly Accelerated Life Test ("HALT") training program for managing people of any age,

2. Both students and professionals can benefit from being pressed outside of their comfort zones,

3. Education/training that is timely, appropriate and continuous is the key to personal growth and stability,

4. Having fun keeps everybody engaged.

http://www.farmpd.com/Farm-Blog/bid/91995/Product-Development-How-the-Real-World-Compares-to-High-School

I suspect that other mentors have their own takeaways that I would be interested in hearing about.

<<  <  Page 4/4
Partner Zone
More Blogs from STEM Connection
Discover-E has chosen its 13 New Faces of Engineering for 2015, and the list includes an impressive number of young people who are using their roles as engineers to effect positive change through real-world applications of their skills and training. Design News had the opportunity to speak with one of them.
A group of collaborators wants to recast MacGyver or a show similar to it with a female protagonist as part “The Next MacGyver” competition, in order to get young girls interested in STEM fields.
The business and educational opportunities of Internet of Things (IoT) are abundant. Cisco’s forecast of every device being connected by 2025 -- the Internet of Everything -- is achievable by applying today’s embedded development tools to wireless innovations of tomorrow.
A STEM contest called Robots4Us, sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, asks high school students to create two-to-three-minute videos that focus on what impact robots will have on society in the future, and in particular how they can help us.
igus will celebrate National Robotics Week 2015 at the second-annual Rhode Island Robot Block Party on April 11, demonstrating its robot-related products and providing robot giveaways to lucky winners.
Design News Webinar Series
3/31/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
5/7/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
May 4 - 8, Designing Low Power Systems using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Last Archived Class
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service