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Cybersecurity And Being Human

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Cybersecurity needs more professionals working in the field and guest Nicole Bushong from Houston shares why She explains critical issues today in digital crime cyberwarfare hacking public safety and diversity of the tech workforce She also explains key aspects of her own path toward this field including navigating being a woman in the still male-majority field of cybersecurity her work in a women s tech organization at The University of Houston and getting educated while having dyslexia Related to this episode Engie North America http www engie-na com Women in Cybersecurity University of Houston WICSUH https www wicsuh org HouSecCon Houston Security Conference http houstonseccon org We ve Entered a New Age of Cyberwar https slate com news-and-politics 2019 06 trump-cyber-russia-power-hacking html Schlumberger https www slb com Video on being a cyber threat intelligence analyst at Chevron https www chevron com stories i-am-a-cyber-threat-intelligence-analyst Trailer for Zero Days documentary on Stuxnet https www youtube com watch v 7VgIayOpjEc APTs advanced persistent threats https en wikipedia org wiki Advanced persistent threat DNC hacks 2016 elections https www washingtonpost com news politics wp 2018 07 13 timeline-how-russian-agents-allegedly-hacked-the-dnc-and-clintons-campaign utm term 89d46f83cf28 Russia s Elete Hackers Ma Have New Phishing Tricks https www wired com story russia-fancy-bear-hackers-phishing Simulated phishing https en wikipedia org wiki Simulated phishing RSA Archer 3rd party vendor management https www rsa com en-us products integrated-risk-management Hack The Box penetration testing challenge https www hackthebox eu Women Represent 20 Percent of the Global Cybersecurity Workforce in 2019 https cybersecurityventures com women-in-cybersecurity Dyslexia https www mayoclinic org diseases-conditions dyslexia symptoms-causes syc-20353552 Looking at Irlen syndrome through a different lens https www chicagotribune com lifestyles health sc-health-1112-irlen-kids-reading-20141104-story html Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 7/07/2019


Teaching Accessibility By Building Picture Books For The Blind

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How can you teach universal design to kids and teens Have them build accessible games and books according to The Build a Better Book project from The University of Colorado Boulder Guests Dr Stacey Forsythe and Dr Kathryn Penzkover develop the Build a Better Book project at UC Boulder which provides curriculum for schools and libraries to teach people to create books and games for the visually impaired Along the way they can learn about the design process makerspace technology the arts empathy and community engagement Drs Forsythe and Penzkover spoke on the podcast during South by Southwest SXSW 2019 in Austin Texas The cover art for this episode shows a picture book and a chessboard designed by participants in the Build a Better Book project as shown during SXSW Both were designed to preserve function and aesthetics even when the reader or player can t see Related to this episode Build a Better Book project http buildabetterbook org Dr Stacy Forsythe https www colorado edu sciencediscovery stacey-forsyth Dr Kathryn Penzkover https www colorado edu sciencediscovery kathryn-penzkover CU Science Discovery https www colorado edu sciencediscovery Wikki stix https www wikkistix com Universal design as described from the North Carolina State University College of Design https projects ncsu edu ncsu design cud about ud udprinciples htm Twitter profile for Build a Better Book https twitter com buildbetterbook Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 5/18/2019


Educating A Cybersecurity Professional

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In this age of growing internet technology and connected computers cybersecurity engineers and computer scientists will be more critical Software engineer Sam Houston joins the podcast to talk about how she got into the security field led by interests in computers and a desire to protect those in need Sam is also a former student of Rachel and we talk about key memories in her K-12 and college education shoutouts to Miss Avery and Dr Burris Related to this episode Target hack in 2013 https www nbcnews com business business-news target-settles-2013-hacked-customer-data-breach-18-5-million-n764031 Sam Houston State University https www shsu edu Sam Houston digital forensics PhD http catalog shsu edu graduate college-departments science-and-engineering-technology computer-science digital-and-cyber-forensic-science-phd FBI Field Office in Houston https www fbi gov contact-us field-offices houston Virus threat that deletes itself https www neowin net news microsoft-finds-new-trojan-malware-that-deletes-itself Physics of a trebuchet http www stormthecastle com trebuchet trebuchet-physics htm Building a trebuchet lesson plan https tryengineering org teacher trebuchet-toss Stamps saying You shall not pass from Gandalf and similar products http www geekystamps com store c1 Featured Products html Ada language https en wikipedia org wiki Ada programming language Intuit internships https careers intuit com job-category 21 university Raytheon internships https jobs raytheon com college-jobs Grace Hopper Conference https ghc anitab org Peopleware investigations from IBM https www amazon com Peopleware-Productive-Projects-Teams-3rd dp 0321934113 Grace Hopper https en wikipedia org wiki Grace Hopper Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 4/25/2019


Highlights Of SXSW Edu 2019

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If you missed the 2019 edition of the South by Southwest Education SXSW Edu conference in Austin Texas we rehash some highlights that you may have missed We talk about empathy accessibility and a few new tech tools available to educators discovered at the conference Related to this episode SXSW Edu https sxswedu com UT McCombs School of Business https www mccombs utexas edu Yes And game as described by Mary Elisabeth https medium com improv4 saying-yes-and-a-principle-for-improv-business-life-fd050bccf7e3 Build a Better Book project at CU Boulder https www colorado edu project bbb Empathic lead user analysis as described in a study http proceedings asmedigitalcollection asme org proceeding aspx articleid 1604193 Keynote of Patrick Awuah of Ashesi Univesrity at SXSW EDU 2019 https www youtube com watch v 4DejcJynozg Humble ISD PBL curriculum related to Hurricane Harvey https www humbleisd net Page 108658 MindCet Israeli firm for voice technology in education http www mindcet org en Dyscalculia simulator from Understood edu https www understood org en tools through-your-childs-eyes Google Slides automatic live captioning https support google com docs answer 9109474 hl en Video of Google live captioning from the Pios Labs Instagram https www instagram com p BupUR7ElQPk utm source ig web button share sheet Video of the VR Merge tool showing a model of the solar system https www instagram com p Bum3ekGF0MT utm source ig web button share sheet Unity3D platform for authoring digital games and environments https unity com Cult of Pedagogy blog https www cultofpedagogy com Jennifer Gonzalez keynote The Aerodynamics of Exceptional Schools https www youtube com watch v 3s NkSEWJZg Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 4/09/2019


Fixing School Finance

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Texans across the state and across the political divide agree public school funding needs fixing What that means exactly however is tricky In Part 1 Texas State Representative Donna Howard explains the school finance conundrum and its evolution over the years along with some potential solutions floating around the legislature In Part 2 political consultant Kolby Monnig argues that citizens must influence education laws by communicating with their representatives and she demystifies that process Lastly in Part 3 educators school support personnel and unions rally for K-12 education reforms across the board Related to this episode Representative Donna Howard https house texas gov members member-page district 48 Donna Howard s infographic on Texas school finance on Facebook https www facebook com texansforchange photos pcb 2262081777448971 2262081220782360 type 3 theater Liar s affidavit https www dontmesswithtaxes com 2006 10 new liars affid html Economic Stabilization Fund ESF rainy day fund https comptroller texas gov economy fiscal-notes 2016 september rainy-day php Texas Standard article on a first public proposal for how to reform school finance from March 8th 2019 https www texastribune org 2019 03 08 texas-senate-files-its-version-school-finance-reform-bill Kolby Monnig blueoceantx Blue Ocean Consulting https blueoceantx com Copper pennies https www texastribune org 2011 03 31 how-to-navigate-texas-school-finance-system Who Represents Me https wrm capitol texas gov home Texas Teacher Retirement System https www trs texas gov Pages Homepage aspx Texas Tribune https www texastribune org Rally for Texas education funding on March 11 2019 https www statesman com news 20190311 hundreds-of-texas-teachers-rally-at-capitol-for-funding-against-merit-pay Project Vida https www pvida net Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 3/12/2019


Water Systems With The Army Corps Of Engineers

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Problem-solving technology and public service all combine when you work as an engineer for the US Army Corps of Engineers USACE Dr Michael Sterling PhD is a lead water resource engineer at the US Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division and he oversees missions related to water supply flood prevention hydroelectric power and more issues affecting large swaths of the USA Dr Sterling also discusses how he came to USACE from the fields of chemical civil and environmental engineering and how to help young people get on a similar path Related to this episode US Army Corps of Engineers USACE https www usace army mil USACE Southwest Division SWD https www swd usace army mil Geographic Information Systems GIS https en wikipedia org wiki Geographic information system Intel International Science Fair ISEF https student societyforscience org intel-isef ROTC Reserve Officer Training Corps https en wikipedia org wiki Reserve Officers 27 Training Corps Society of American Military Engineers SAME https www same org American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE https www asce org 2015 Black Engineer of the Year Awards Gala https www youtube com watch v Yda663HthKw Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 3/04/2019


Artificial Intelligence For Kids

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The educational technology company Robolink is coming out with a new robotics platform for teaching kids the fundamentals of programming artificial intelligence AI Hansol Hong is the CEO and Founder of San Diego-based Robolink Hansol discusses their latest AI education product Z mi which won an award at the 2019 International Consumer Electronics Show for innovation Hansol also talks about their Kickstarter campaigns the ethics of AI in self-driving cars drones and more Related to this episode Robolink https www robolink com Kickstarter for Robolink s Z mi https www kickstarter com projects robolink driving-into-the-world-of-ai-zumi Rokit Smart Robot kit https www robolink com rokit-smart Arduino microcontroller https www arduino cc CoDrone https robolink myshopify com products codrone Erector Sets https en wikipedia org wiki Erector Set UC San Diego https ucsd edu OLED screens https www oled-info com oled-introduction Herbie the Love Bug https www imdb com title tt0083428 Raspberry Pi computer https www raspberrypi org TensorFlow Keras for training learning models https www tensorflow org guide keras Three Laws of Robotics from Isaac Asimov https en wikipedia org wiki Three Laws of Robotics The truth behind Facebook AI inventing a new language an article written by AI CTO Roman Kucera https towardsdatascience com the-truth-behind-facebook-ai-inventing-a-new-language-37c5d680e5a7 OpenCV for machine vision https opencv org NGSS Next Generation Science Standards https www nextgenscience org Common Core Standards http www corestandards org Udacity courses on AI https www udacity com course ai-artificial-intelligence-nanodegree--nd898 MOOC Massive open online course CES convention https www ces tech Best of Innovation Award at CES 2019 https www ces tech News Press-Releases CES-Press-Release aspx NodeID df3a115a-ef2a-4aa5-bde1-333397b96973 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 2/25/2019


Money Machines And More

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Educator Rachel and engineer Pius introduce Season 4 and brainstorm about what interests us in K-12 engineering education today We talk about school finance reform artificial intelligence cybersecurity and more Related to this episode Lego programming https www lego com en-us mindstorms learn-to-program Article on Facebook security breach in 2018 https www nytimes com 2018 09 28 technology facebook-hack-data-breach html Article on the Stuxnet virus applied to an Iranian power plant https www npr org sections thetwo-way 2012 06 01 154162121 as-the-worm-turns-cybersecurity-expert-tracks-blowback-from-stuxnet AP CS Principles https apcentral collegeboard org courses ap-computer-science-principles course Texas Legislative Sessions http www tcdd texas gov public-policy texas-legislature Article on how school finance works right now in Texas and Robin Hood funding https www texastribune org 2019 02 15 texas-school-funding-how-it-works The Texas Permanent School Fund https tea texas gov finance and grants permanent school fund SBOE State Board of Education Example food web in biology https cnx org contents s8Hh0oOc 9 10 YevkaNFi 3 Energy-Flow-through-Ecosystems fig-ch20 01 05 TxDOT Texas Department of Transportation https www txdot gov Previous episode mentioning on improv for engineering http www k12engineering net transcripts ep9 html Inside the Actor s Studio https www bravotv com inside-the-actors-studio FERPA student privacy law https www colorado edu registrar students records ferpa PLC Professional Learning Community Engineering Word Of The Day podcast http engineeringwordoftheday com Mozilla Foundation https foundation mozilla org en Elon Musk warns about climate change in 2015 https www inc com huffington-post elon-musk-sounds-off-on-climate-change html Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 2/18/2019


Statics

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Engineers Sadhan and Pius continue an ongoing series of discussions on the fundamentals of mechanical engineering Today they talk about what they remember about statics forces acceleration moments relativity stars and more Related to this episode Statics https en wikipedia org wiki Statics Dynamics https en wikipedia org wiki Dynamics mechanics Force https physics info newton-first Newton s Third Law https physics info newton-third Theory of Relativity https www space com 17661-theory-general-relativity html Moment https en wikipedia org wiki Moment physics Golden Gate Bridge http www goldengatebridge org Homeostasis https en wikipedia org wiki Homeostasis Nuclear fusion http www nuclearconnect org know-nuclear science nuclear-fusion Supernovas https www space com 6638-supernova html Black holes https science nasa gov astrophysics focus-areas black-holes Our opening music is called Soar and our closing music is called Polar both by artist Chris Pop used with permission You can find more music by Chris Pop on SoundCloud https soundcloud com chrispop99 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 12/13/2018


The Startup Reinventing Invention Kits

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What are the trends in educational kids toys today How can programming kits be improved How does an education business start and succeed Entrepreneur Joseph Greer in Chicago discusses these issues as he describes his STEM education startup MakeXchange and its Invention Lab Arduino kit The kit was designed to be more user-friendly and more organized than other Arduino kits This is the start of Joseph s goal to make the number one STEM education consumer product company For a limited time this November use the discount code K12ENGINEERING10 AT MakeXchange com for a 10 discount Related to this episode MakeXchange https www makexchange com MakeXchange Inventor s Kit https www makexchange com collections the-goods products electronics-invention-lab Toy Insider Holiday Gift Guide for Tweens https www thetoyinsider com holiday guide tweens Arduino https www arduino cc Ohm s Law https en wikipedia org wiki Ohm 27s law Accenture consulting corporation https www accenture com Marc Andreessen https en wikipedia org wiki Marc Andreessen Shawshank Redemption film spoilers https youtu be 5y O094dGDU Lego Mindstorms robotics kits https www lego com en-us mindstorms MakeXchange Paper Airplane Launcher kit https www makexchange com collections the-goods products diy-paper-airplane-launcher-accessory mHub Chicago startup incubator https mhubchicago com Fat Brain Toys https www fatbraintoys com My Science Shop https myscienceshop com MakeXchange YouTube channel https www youtube com channel UC61eOn-djaK8ubdxzaRWfVA Sparkiverse STEM education company https www sparkiverselabs com Raspberry Pi computer https www raspberrypi org Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago https polsky uchicago edu Our closing music is Yes And by Steve Combs used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 11/08/2018


Games And Simulations In Construction Engineering

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Architectural and civil engineers are using rich digital tools to simulate constructed buildings Similar tools are also being used in digital video games and virtual reality games that might teach future engineers Dr Fadi Castronovo speaks about his efforts to advance engineering education using simulations and games like these Fadi is an engineering professor at California State University East Bay or Cal State East Bay an architectural engineer by training and an educational game designer He also talks about his students game to teach sustainability practices his favorite video games and his background across the world Related to this episode Dr Fadi Castronovo https www fadicastronovo com Download some of Fadi s educational games https www fadicastronovo com research-groups stem-educational-gaming-research-group Cal State East Bay engineering http www csueastbay edu engineering Cooper-Union engineering https cooper edu engineering Penn State University engineering https www engr psu edu Dr John Messner https news psu edu expert john-messner Dr Messner s lab https www pennstatecic org people html Virtual Construction Simulator VCS https www pennstatecic org vcs html SimCity video game series https www ea com games simcity Rollercoaster Tycoon video game http www rollercoastertycoon com Think aloud methods for usability testing https en wikipedia org wiki Think aloud protocol Experiential learning https en wikipedia org wiki Experiential learning Attack of the Recyclops game background https peer asee org board-63-development-of-a-virtual-reality-educational-game-for-waste-management-attack-of-the-recyclops Sketchup 3D modeling software https www sketchup com Unity game development engine https unity3d com Oculus Rift virtual reality platform https www oculus com rift HTC Vive https www vive com us product vive-virtual-reality-system City of Austin composting program https austintexas gov austincomposts City of Austin game development incentives http www austintexas gov department film-digital-media-production-incentives Auti-Sim Autism simulator game http www gamesforchange org game auti-sim Civilization video game https civilization com Magic Leap company with augmented reality technology https www magicleap com Dr Steve Ayer Arizona State University https ssebe engineering asu edu 2018 08 steven-ayer Our closing music is Yes And by Steve Combs used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 10/23/2018


Reaching The High School Girls Who Didn t See Themselves In Tech

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Among the various STEM education organizations that have developed throughout the last several years there is ChickTech The local Austin chapter of the nonprofit began just a few years ago and Dana DeFebbo its Assistant Director discusses how ChickTech Austin reaches out to high school girls who might not have had opportunities in tech Dana talks about the challenges and rewards of running an all-volunteer program like this and her hopes for its future Related to this episode Chicktech Austin https austin chicktech org ChickTech https chicktech org OSCON Open Source Convention https conferences oreilly com oscon oscon-or Microbits https microbit org Girlstart https girlstart org Previous podcast with GirlStart http www k12engineering net transcripts ep21 html Android development curriculum App Inventor from MIT http appinventor mit edu explore ACT-W Conferences http www act-w org Lilypad Arduino https store arduino cc usa lilypad-arduino-main-board Article on Apple s Global Volunteer Program https www macrumors com 2015 03 16 apple-launches-global-volunteer-program Microsoft employee giving program https www microsoft com en-us philanthropies employee-engagement Our closing music is Yes And by Steve Combs used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 10/08/2018


An Architect In The Classroom

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What skills does a professional architect bring to high school education Guest Kelly Foster explains as he shares his experience as both a practicing architect and a STEM teacher He discusses his methods in teaching creativity and problem-solving in multiple areas of design including civil and architectural engineering architecture and graphic design He also analyzes the design of the new Central Library part of the Austin Public Library system Guest co-host Rachel also joins the discussion Related to this episode Austin Central Library https library austintexas gov central-library Science poster designed by Kelly Foster CAUTION Science Teacher at Work http www k12engineering net downloads caution-scienceteacher-kwfstudio pdf Project Lead The Way preK-12 STEM curriculum https www pltw org Project Lead The Way curriculum in civil engineering and architecture https www pltw org our-programs pltw-engineering-curriculum curriculum-4 Land surveying on Wikipedia https en wikipedia org wiki Surveying Hogwarts Grand Staircase from the Harry Potter Wiki http harrypotter wikia com wiki Grand Staircase MC Escher s Relativity lithograph showing staircases https en wikipedia org wiki Relativity M C Escher Giovanni Battista Piranesi s Prisons art https new artsmia org exhibition piranesi-prisons The old Faulk Central Library of Austin http library austintexas gov blog-entry remembering-faulk-central-library-411004 Brutalism in architecture on Wikipedia https en wikipedia org wiki Brutalist architecture Lake Flato San Antonio-based designers of the Austin Central Library https www lakeflato com Article on the Technology Petting Zoo at the Austin Central Library https www 512tech com technology austin-central-library-hands-gadget-time-drives-the-tech-petting-zoo mBU2Ik9qSJM6D7ATXNhjKO Weed eater locking mechanism video https www youtube com watch v bpTyp0tXxBA A M is Texas A M University Article on the housing bubble and crisis of 2008 https www businessinsider com impact-of-2008-crash-on-housing-2016-2 The cover art for this episode pictures the underside of stairways in the Austin Central Library photographed during the conversation Our closing music is Yes And by Steve Combs used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 9/10/2018


A Robot For Developers And Educators

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Engineer Ian Bernstein talks about his startup s newest consumer robot released by Misty Robotics Misty II Based on what he learned developing his previous educational robot Sphero Ian and his team created Misty II to be widely customizable programmable and full of potential functionality The robot may be on the pricier side and Ian says that it s worth it He also discusses why he thinks robotics can promote education and how he got interested in robotics when he was young Related to this episode Misty II robot at Misty Robotics https www mistyrobotics com Misty II offer for educators https www mistyrobotics com educators-and-students WALL-E https www imdb com title tt0910970 Baymax from Big Hero 6 https www imdb com title tt2245084 Sphero https www sphero com Sphero SPRK https www sphero com sprk-plus Lego Mindstorms https www lego com en-us mindstorms Misty Robotics community http community mistyrobotics com Blockly https developers google com blockly Scratch https scratch mit edu JavaScript https www javascript com South by Southwest SXSW https www sxsw com Apple IIe https en wikipedia org wiki Apple II series Arduino https www arduino cc SLAM algorithms for mapping https en wikipedia org wiki Simultaneous localization and mapping Logo https en wikipedia org wiki Logo programming language BASIC https en wikipedia org wiki BASIC

Released 8/16/2018


Truth In Storytelling The Reality Of Teachers Lives

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Author Roxanna Elden discusses her new satirical novel Adequate Yearly Progress which tells the story of the teachers lives across one year in the fictional Texas high school of Brae Hill Valley Roxanna s book draws on her own experience as a K-12 public school teacher and her conversations with other teachers around the country Roxanna says that past portrayals of teachers in popular media can be very unrealistic and her book is meant to challenge that Related to this episode Roxanna Elden author https roxannaelden com Adequate Yearly Progress on Amazon https www amazon com Adequate-Yearly-Progress-Roxanna-Elden dp 1732098700 ref asap bc ie UTF8 Adequate Yearly Progress as described by the Texas Education Agency https tea texas gov ayp See Me After Class Advice for Teachers by Teachers on Amazon https www amazon com See-Me-After-Class-Teachers dp 1402297068 The Office TV show on IMDB https www imdb com title tt0386676 Tom Wolf author and journalist on Wikipedia https en wikipedia org wiki Tom Wolfe Zadie Smith author http www zadiesmith com Alisa Valdez Rodriguez author on Wikipedia https en wikipedia org wiki Alisa Valdes Freedom Writers film on IMDB https www imdb com title tt0463998 National Novel Writing Month https nanowrimo org Vote for our proposals for SXSW 2019 Podcasting Meetup Educator Give Get https panelpicker sxsw com vote 90770 and Teachers in Tech Talking With Career Changers at SXSW EDU https panelpicker sxsw com vote 91608 and SXSW https panelpicker sxsw com vote 91091 Our closing music is Yes And by Steve Combs used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 8/06/2018


Leaving Teaching For Tech

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Former teacher and current tech worker Sophia talks about why she left the classroom how people perceive teachers how to bring STEM to four-year-olds and the value of communication skills in software development Related to this episode AISD Austin Independent School District https www austinisd org General Assembly Web Development courses https generalassemb ly coding full-stack-web-development Front-End Back-End and Full Stack web development on Udacity https blog udacity com 2014 12 front-end-vs-back-end-vs-full-stack-web-developers html Stand and Deliver the movie https www imdb com title tt0094027 Texas at top of list for cuts in K-12 education article in the Texarkana Gazette http www texarkanagazette com news texas story 2018 jul 20 texas-top-list-cuts-k-12-education 735282 Project Based Learning PBL at the Buck Institute https www bie org about what pbl South by Southwest SXSW EDU Conference https www sxswedu com SEL Social-emotional learning at CASEL https casel org what-is-sel Slido digital question and answer tool https www sli do Eligibility for Prekindergarten pre-K in Texas https tea texas gov ece eligibility aspx PD professional development https en wikipedia org wiki Professional development Life cycle of a snail at AnimalSake https animalsake com life-cycle-of-snail The Benefits and Pitfalls of Pair Programming in the Workplace by Sam Harris on Medium https medium freecodecamp org the-benefits-and-pitfalls-of-pair-programming-in-the-workplace-e68c3ed3c81f Slack common communication tool in tech industry https slack com Our closing music is Yes And by Steve Combs used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 7/30/2018


Engineers On Eyes

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What s so great about the human eye Can we build something just like it When would we need to design something better Sadhan joins the podcast again as we give our engineers perspectives on these questions and more Related to this episode Curriculum for Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University http www mccormick northwestern edu biomedical undergraduate bachelor-of-science curriculum html Ohm s Law on Wikipedia https en wikipedia org wiki Ohm 27s law Anatomy of the eye at the National Eye Institute https nei nih gov photo anatomy-of-eye The occipital lobe of the brain on Wikipedia https en wikipedia org wiki Occipital lobe Focal length at Nikon https www nikonusa com en learn-and-explore a tips-and-techniques understanding-focal-length html Myopia at the National Eye Institute https nei nih gov health errors myopia Macro lenses in photography at Techradar https www techradar com how-to what-is-a-macro-lens-magnification-and-minimum-focus-explained Algorithms for focusing cameras at Stanford https graphics stanford edu courses cs178 applets autofocusPD html Magic Eye stereogram images http www magiceye com Hubble Telescope http hubblesite org Biological taxonomies on Wikipedia https en wikipedia org wiki Taxonomy biology Uncanny valley robots so creepy they ll haunt your dreams on Science Focus http www sciencefocus com article future uncanny-valley-creepy-robots-will-haunt-your-dreams The dawn of social robots at the American Psychological Association s Monitor on Psychology http www apa org monitor 2018 01 cover-social-robots aspx Terminator 2 Judgment Day on Rotten Tomatoes https www rottentomatoes com m terminator 2 judgment day Our closing music is Yes And by Steve Combs used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 7/09/2018


The Future Of Assessments In Engineering Design

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Now that states have written engineering into K-12 science and technology learning standards more institutions are thinking about how to run standardized tests in the subject The educational assessments organization ETS is one institution interested in an in-depth fair and large-scale assessment for engineering learning Deb Brockway Senior Research Associate at ETS talks about some of her work in this area especially in engineering design She describes a current research project to assess students as they work together designing in a virtual environment Related to this episode ETS Assessments Development https www ets org k12 capabilities assessment-development Deb Brockway s email at ETS dbrockway ets org Example pyrotechnics products for airbags http www specialdevices com automotive htm Blended Learning on Edutopia https www edutopia org blogs tag blended-learning Summative vs formative assessments http www edudemic com summative-and-formative-assessments Collect Water in a Solar Still https www desertusa com desert-people water-solar-still html SXSW Edu Conference https www sxswedu com Next Generation Science Standards NGSS http www nextgenscience org NAEP Technology and Engineering Literacy TEL Assessment https nces ed gov nationsreportcard tel Our closing music is Yes And by Steve Combs used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 6/25/2018


Teaching Science In Prison

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Science education occurs in juvenile detention centers as part of the schooling available to young people there so that they can receive their high school equivalency certification Guests Rachel and Kasina talk about their experiences teaching science and other subjects to boys and young men in these institutions They describe the constraints and opportunities in these classrooms and how they compare to schools on the outside Related to this episode Dialectical behavioral therapy DBT https behavioraltech org resources faqs dialectical-behavior-therapy-dbt Cognitive behavioral therapy CBT https psychcentral com lib in-depth-cognitive-behavioral-therapy High School Equivalency HSE https hiset ets org what GED high school equivalency test https ged com Massachusetts educational standards http www doe mass edu frameworks Common Core http www corestandards org Why is Pluto no longer a planet Article from BBC https www bbc com news science-environment-33462184 Tool for calculating solar system scale models from the Exploratorium http www exploratorium edu ronh solar system Khan Academy https www khanacademy org AISD stands for Austin Independent School District The cover art for this episode alludes to the activity mentioned where a class forms a scale model of the solar system with the sun as a basketball Our closing music is Yes And by Steve Combs used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 6/11/2018


Teaching Computer Science Remotely To Kids

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Vivian Shen and Ruby Lee want to teach kids how to program one-on-one over the internet Vivian and Ruby are Cofounders of Juni Learning their new educational startup that provides programming lessons to kids like how others provide private piano lessons Although they both studied computer science at Stanford they got to computer science at an older age than the kids they are now serving They talk about why they started Juni Learning and the benefits and challenges of teaching CS live online Related to this episode Juni Learning https junilearning com Email Juni Learning hello learnwithjuni com Stanford Computer Science https cs stanford edu Kleiner Perkins or KPCB http www kpcb com Python https www python org Scratch https scratch mit edu AP Computer Science https apstudent collegeboard org apcourse ap-computer-science-a Neopets http www neopets com w3schools https www w3schools com bioinformatics https en wikipedia org wiki Bioinformatics Coterm program at Stanford https undergrad stanford edu advising coterm The Socratic Method What it is and How to Use it in the Classroom http cgi stanford edu dept-ctl tomprof posting php ID 810 USA Computing Olympiad http www usaco org Stranger Things on Netflix https www netflix com title 80057281 Hour of Code https hourofcode com us Pair programming https www agilealliance org glossary pairing Code org https code org Code Academy https www codecademy com Computer Programming at Khan Academy https www khanacademy org computing computer-programming Our closing music is Yes And by Steve Combs used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 5/27/2018


Intro To Mechanical Engineering

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What is mechanical engineering Engineer Sadhan Sathyaseelan joins the show again from The University of Texas to wonder out loud about all the important aspects of this classic engineering field This is a continuing series of conversations introducing the fundamentals of different engineering disciplines In this episode on mechanical engineering we talk about thermodynamics motion manufacturing mechatronics design methodology machine elements and more Related to this episode Engineering 101 podcast episode http www k12engineering net transcripts ep55 html University of Texas at Austin Mechanical Engineering Degree Information http www me utexas edu undergraduate degree-information The Game of Life https boardgamegeek com boardgame 2921 game-of-life vestibular system https en wikipedia org wiki Vestibular system mechanics https www britannica com science mechanics kinematics http www physicsclassroom com class 1DKin Lesson-6 Kinematic-Equations materials engineering https engineering purdue edu MSE aboutus whatsmaterials 3D printing https en wikipedia org wiki 3D printing Selective laser sintering http www engr utexas edu features selective-laser-sintering thermodynamics https www grc nasa gov www k-12 airplane thermo html mechatronics https en wikipedia org wiki Mechatronics design methodology https www amazon com Product-Design-Techniques-Engineering-Development dp 0130212717 India vs USA podcast episode http www k12engineering net transcripts ep13 html machine elements http ndml me utexas edu class me-338-machine-elements bioengineering http bioeng berkeley edu about-us what-is-bioengineering MEMS http www memsnet org mems what is html foundry https en wikipedia org wiki Foundry computer-aided design CAD https en wikipedia org wiki Computer-aided design Our opening music is called Soar and our closing music is called Polar both by artist Chris Pop You can find more music by Chris Pop on SoundCloud https soundcloud com chrispop99 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 5/14/2018


Science Storytelling

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Marshall Escamilla is part of a team of podcasters who create Tumble a science podcast for kids and their families With a background in music and K-12 education Marshall shares the purpose of Tumble and how his show tries to tell science stories Hear his thoughts on how to bring podcasting into the classroom how to combine listening with other learning activities and how science education is inherently political today Related to this episode Tumble website http www sciencepodcastforkids com Political crisis in Spain and Catalonia https www politico eu article catalan-chill-for-european-separatist-movements-aland-islands-south-tyrol Radiolab on NPR https www wnycstudios org shows radiolab The Science of Poop http www sciencepodcastforkids com single-post 2017 06 16 The-Science-of-Poop-with-Mary-Roach The Sign of the Ninja Virus http www sciencepodcastforkids com single-post 2017 05 05 The-Sign-of-the-Ninja-Virus-with-Jasdave-Chahal-and-Omar-Khan RL Stine book titles http rlstine com bookshelf Earth Sky http earthsky org Teacher Store for the Tumble Podcast http www sciencepodcastforkids com materials Guided notes prepared notes with blanks http www theteachertoolkit com index php tool guided-notes Mind map https en wikipedia org wiki Mind map Fact-Question-Response activities https www thecurriculumcorner com thecurriculumcorner123 2013 02 fqr-fact-question-response Mission CO2 to Mars http www sciencepodcastforkids com single-post 2017 11 24 Mission-CO2-to-Mars-Engineering-Design-Challenge How to Interview a Scientist http www sciencepodcastforkids com single-post 2016 10 18 How-to-Interview-a-Scientist Next Generation Science Standard NGSS https www nextgenscience org Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills TEKS https tea texas gov curriculum teks Brains On podcast https www brainson org Our closing music is Yes And by Steve Combs used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 4/30/2018


SXSW EDU Uncensored Full Recap

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We recap the South by Southwest Education conference SXSW EDU in 2018 after it ends talking about the reactions of attendees educational technology PBS escape rooms political visitors the educational pipeline from industry on down to K-12 ideas for future SXSW events and more Related to this episode Scandinavian Airlines direct flight between Austin and Stockholm http kut org post scandinavians-apparently-love-sxsw-so-airline-flying-nonstop-austin The lingonberry https en wikipedia org wiki Vaccinium vitis-idaea SXSW EDU South by Southwest Education http sxswedu com SXSW EDU panel Practitioner Perspective Finding Edtech Efficacy https schedule sxswedu com 2018 events PP76404 Example research paper on an educational product a K-12 engineering curriculum in this case https link springer com article 10 1007 s10956-014-9498-4 KIPP Chart School network http www kipp org What Matters for Charter Performance 2017 article from US News https www usnews com opinion knowledge-bank articles 2017-06-30 3-hidden-findings-from-credos-charter-school-performance-study PBS Kids apps http pbskids org apps Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games book available at SXSW book signing and online https www pioslabs com improv4design html Lead users in business https en wikipedia org wiki Lead user Empathic lead user analysis http proceedings asmedigitalcollection asme org proceeding aspx articleid 1604193 Stanford Design School escape room Deeper Learning Puzzle Bus https dschool stanford edu k12-lab-network puzzles Unity for Education game design engine https store unity com education Unreal Engine for Education https www unrealengine com en-US education How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive from KQED https www kqed org mindshift 38576 how-integrating-arts-into-other-subjects-makes-learning-come-alive Yes and game similar to Yes I know https www youtube com watch v cSzCfsGvwj0 Reacting to Secretary DeVos at SXSW EDU article in Inside Higher Ed https www insidehighered com blogs technology-and-learning reacting-secretary-devos-sxsw-edu Betsy DeVos at SXSW EDU What Students Really Need Won t Originate in Washington article in EdSurge https www edsurge com news 2018-03-06-betsy-devos-at-sxsw-edu-what-students-really-need-won-t-originate-in-washington Betsy DeVos addresses education inequality during SXSW panel article in The Daily Dot https www dailydot com layer8 betsy-devos-education-sxsw-panel Panelpicker for next SXSW https www sxswedu com panelpicker What does college and career readiness mean article from the Washington DC Superintendent of Education https osse dc gov service what-does-college-and-career-readiness-mean How to Prepare Kids for Jobs that Don t Exist Yet session at SXSW EDU https schedule sxswedu com 2018 events PP72525 WeCreateEdu a YouTube educational collaborative http www wecreateedu com The photo in this episode s cover art was taken at the Austin Convention Center during SXSW EDU 2018 It shows a collaborative wall for attendees to write on and draw on during the conference Our closing music is Yes And by Steve Combs used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 4/16/2018


Tracing Brain Circuits For Mental Health

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Neuroscience research needs help from many fields including engineering Dr Talia Lerner describes some of the engineering tools that she uses to study neural circuits in animal models especially involving dopamine She is a professor and basic science researcher at Northwestern University in Chicago and she studies these circuits in the hopes of improving mental health diagnoses and treatments Dr Lerner also shares her thoughts on what doctors scientists and engineers will tackle in future neuroscience work Related to this episode Dr Talia Lerner s lab The Lerner Lab http lernerlab org Videos of neurons visualized with new techniques http lernerlab org research Article on some common genetic links among depression schizophrenia autism and other conditions http bigthink com 21st-century-spirituality researchers-just-discovered-a-genetic-link-between-alcoholism-autism-bipolar-disorder-depression-and-schizophrenia Neurotransmitters such as glutamate on Wikipedia https en wikipedia org wiki Neurotransmitter Neuromodulators such as serotonin dopamine on Wikipedia https en wikipedia org wiki Neuromodulation Synapses or neuronal connections on Wikipedia https en wikipedia org wiki Synapse Action potentials or neuronal signals on Wikipedia https en wikipedia org wiki Action potential Karl Deisseroth s Lab at Stanford https web stanford edu group dlab Optogenetics resources https web stanford edu group dlab optogenetics index html GFP green fluorescent protein at Connecticut College https www conncoll edu ccacad zimmer GFP-ww GFP-1 htm Recombinant DNA at Khan Academy https www khanacademy org science biology biotech-dna-technology dna-cloning-tutorial v dna-cloning-and-recombinant-dna CLARITY resources http clarityresourcecenter org Article on the history of hydrogels http www jbiomeds com biomedical-sciences history-and-applications-of-hydrogels php aid 7218 NeuWrite West formerly Stanford Neuroblog http www neuwritewest org Berkeley Science Review science news http berkeleysciencereview com Carry the One Radio podcast http www carrytheoneradio com Viral neuronal tracing on Wikipedia https en wikipedia org wiki Viral neuronal tracing Article on using the engineered rabies virus against brain cancer http www sciencemag org news 2017 02 how-stop-brain-cancer-rabies Ed Callaway neuroscientist http callaway salk edu Ian Wickersham neuroscientist http wickershamlab org ian-wickersham Biosafety levels from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https www cdc gov training QuickLearns biosafety Our closing music is Late for School by Bleeptor used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 4/09/2018


SXSW EDU Live Podcasting And Lesson Design

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Recorded in the middle of South-by-Southwest SXSW EDU 2018 this episode features educator Rachel and engineer Pius They discuss their immediate reactions to hosting two SXSW events this year including insights on how to use podcasting for education and how to design lessons using empathic lead user analysis Look out for future episodes from after the conference Related to this episode SXSW EDU https www sxswedu com SXSW Edu Session Podcast for Education Meetup https schedule sxswedu com 2018 events PP71654 Educators favorite podcasts from SXSW meetup https padlet com pioslabs xzc0ox5ifomk Lab Out Loud podcast https laboutloud com about National Science Teachers Association http www nsta org Tumble Podcast http www sciencepodcastforkids com It Gets Better Project https itgetsbetter org It Gets Better Project on YouTube https www youtube com user itgetsbetterproject SXSW Edu Workshop Designing Lessons Tips from Improv and Engineering https schedule sxswedu com 2018 events PP74100 Mechanical engineering article on empathic lead user analysis http proceedings asmedigitalcollection asme org proceeding aspx articleid 1604193 Worst-case analysis in circuits on Wikipedia https en wikipedia org wiki Worst-case circuit analysis Amar Dev and improv training http improvpd com Past podcast episode Empathy http www k12engineering net transcripts ep9 html Follow the show on Twitter https twitter com k12engineering Follow Rachel on Twitter https twitter com rfahrig Follow Pius on Twitter https twitter com PiusWong Follow the show on Facebook https www facebook com k12engineeringeducation The cover art for this episode are photos from the SXSW EDU 2018 workshop Designing Lessons Tips from Improv and Engineering Our music in the middle and now in closing is from High School Snaps by Broke for Free https soundcloud com broke-for-free used under Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 3 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net You can support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs You can also send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 4/01/2018


Engineering 101

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What is engineering What are the important aspects of engineering that anybody should know Can we talk about all this without getting too deep into math Engineer and researcher Sadhan Sathyaseelan joins the podcast to kick off a series of episodes meant to introduce engineering concepts to anyone not just the people studying it in college Related to this episode Article on Elon Musk on sending people to Mars https www cnbc com 2018 03 11 elon-musk-says-mars-spaceship-will-be-ready-for-short-trips-by-first-half-of-2019 html University of Texas at Austin Department of Mechanical Engineering http www me utexas edu Engineer Your World http engineeryourworld org Fourier transforms on Wikipedia https en wikipedia org wiki Fourier transform The cover photo in this episode shows pyramids which Sadhan mentions in the middle of the podcast as an example of possible engineering thinking in ancient times You can support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs You can also send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible Also check out the guidebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Barnes Noble and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html Our opening music is called Soar and our closing music is called Polar both by artist Chris Pop You can find more music by Chris Pop on SoundCloud https soundcloud com chrispop99 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Support Pios Labs at https www patreon com pioslabs

Released 3/26/2018


Autonomous Vehicles Now And Later

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Society is headed toward more driverless cars self-driving cars shared cars connected fleets and all kinds of autonomous vehicles AVs How will engineers of tomorrow deal with this technology Dr Kara Kockelman Professor of Civil Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin talks about her research in this area and current advances in the field She discusses driver psychology effects of AVs on the environment the importance of statistics and computer science in her work the difference between cars in Texas and California and much more Related to this episode Dr Kara Kockelman s work http www caee utexas edu prof kockelman Transportation Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin http www caee utexas edu transportation Article on missing sidewalks in Austin Texas from Austin Monthly http www austinmonthly com AM December-2017 Want-to-Make-Austin-a-City-for-Everybody-Add-Sidewalks Example study of drivers plans for self-driving vehicles http www caee utexas edu prof kockelman public html TRB18surveyFleetEvolution pdf Some useful terms SAEV shared autonomous electric vehicle which is different from driverless vehicles and self-driving vehicles Google Waymo self-driving car project https www google com selfdrivingcar Texas DOT Department of Transportation Article on a 2017 Texas law allowing autonomous vehicles on roads from The Texas Tribune https www texastribune org 2017 06 15 lawmakers-clear-way-driverless-cars-texas-roads-and-highways GPS global positioning system Article on GPS in autonomous cars from The New York Times https www nytimes com 2017 03 02 automobiles wheels self-driving-cars-gps-maps html LIDAR light detection and ranging sensors Article on lidar in Toyota cars from WIRED https www wired com story toyota-luminar-lidar-self-driving-car Article on Uber self-driving car goals from TechCrunch https techcrunch com 2018 01 23 uber-ceo-hopes-to-have-self-driving-cars-in-service-in-18-months DRS - Dynamic Ride Sharing or shared autonomous vehicles not car-sharing Example research article on DRS from Dr Kockelman http www caee utexas edu prof kockelman public html TRB18OrlandoDRS pdf Follow the show on Twitter https twitter com k12engineering Follow Pius on Twitter https twitter com PiusWong You can support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs You can also send one-time contributions by buying us coffee https ko-fi com pioslabs Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 3/13/2018


Math Anxiety

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Anxiety in engineering education sometimes comes from doing math What does math anxiety feel like What are its causes and effects How do you deal with it as a student and as a teacher Guest cohost Rachel joins again to talk about these questions and possible answers Related to this episode Math anxiety on Wikipedia https en wikipedia org wiki Mathematical anxiety Article on anxiety from too many choices from The New York Times http www nytimes com 2010 02 27 your-money 27shortcuts html Article on overcoming test anxiety from The Princeton Review https www princetonreview com college-advice test-anxiety Rachel on Twitter https twitter com rfahrig Pius on Twitter https twitter com PiusWong Podcast for Education Meetup https schedule sxswedu com 2018 events PP71654 Designing Lessons Tips from Improv and Engineering https schedule sxswedu com 2018 events PP74100 Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games http www pioslabs com improv4design html Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games on Amazon https www amazon com dp 1520634900 We will be at the SXSW Edu Conference and Festival in Austin during March 2018 We will be running workshops for educators podcasters curriculum developers and more http sxswedu com Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 2/26/2018


Improving Underperforming Schools

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We close out Season 2 with another visit from Rachel an educator with experience in school improvement strategies First Pius and Rachel discuss future plans to present sessions at the upcoming South by Southwest EDU conference in 2018 followed by an homage to Austin Texas Then the main discussion starts as Rachel defines what underperforming or failing schools are and how STEM and engineering programs sometimes could be used to try to turn them around Mentioned in this episode South by Southwest EDU SXSWedu https www sxswedu com SXSW session Podcasting for Education Meet Up https schedule sxswedu com 2018 events PP71654 SXSW session Designing Lessons Tips from Improv Engineering https schedule sxswedu com 2018 events PP74100 Whole Foods bought by Amazon https www bloomberg com gadfly articles 2017-11-17 whole-foods-last-solo-numbers-quantify-amazon-effect National Instruments hardware software company http www ni com en-us html Home Away tech vacation company https www homeaway com WeWork coworking space https www wework com The League dating app http www theleague com Atkins global engineering consulting http www atkinsglobal com en-gb Hanger prosthetic company http www hanger com Spun liquid nitrogen ice cream food truck trailer https www spunicecream com Past episode with Sadhan and Rachel http www k12engineering net transcripts ep23 html Engineering Word Of The Day podcast http engineeringwordoftheday com Email list for the show http eepurl com cWSuiP Twitter for the show K12Engineering https twitter com K12Engineering Facebook for the show K12EngineeringEducation https www facebook com K12EngineeringEducation Rachel s Twitter https twitter com rfahrig Pius s Twitter PiusWong https twitter com PiusWong Donate to the show on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs Guidebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Barnes Noble and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html Our closing music is called Wishing by Soir e used with permission and you can find more tracks by Soir e on SoundCloud user soireebeats https soundcloud com soireebeats Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Support Pios Labs at https www patreon com pioslabs The cover art for this episode is a photo of part of the view of Austin that Pius and Rachel talk about early in the episode Pictured is the trailer for Spun the shop that churns and freezes their ice cream with liquid nitrogen below lights strung up around Whole Foods Across the highway pictured is National Instruments

Released 11/20/2017


Are All-Girls Engineering Classes Different

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Teachers at all-girls schools might have insights on how to engage more young people especially girls into engineering Several teachers at The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Austin shared their thoughts in this two-part episode In Part 1 01 15 we hear from Shamaa and Shireen two high school engineering teachers and then in Part 2 28 50 we hear from Patience Simon and Kristina three middle school engineering and STEM teachers They discuss teaching in a small school differences between all-girls classes and co-ed classes the importance of school culture Project Lead The Way curriculum advice for parents and more Mentioned in this episode Ann Richards School https www annrichardsschool org PLTW Project Lead the Way http www pltw org IED Introduction to Engineering Design at PLTW https www pltw org our-programs pltw-engineering-curriculum curriculum-1 Alternate teacher certification information in Texas https tea texas gov Texas Educators Preparation and Continuing Education Becoming a Certified Texas Educator Through an Alternative Certification Program UT University of Texas https www utexas edu AutoCAD Inventor https www autodesk com products inventor overview ACC Austin Community College http www austincc edu Multisim circuit simulation software from National Instruments http www ni com multisim TEKS Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills educational standards https tea texas gov index2 aspx id 6148 STAAR testing in Texas https en wikipedia org wiki State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness Our closing music is called Girl by Miros used with permission and you can find more tracks by Miros on SoundCloud user mirossound https soundcloud com mirossound Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Support Pios Labs at https www patreon com pioslabs

Released 10/30/2017


Coding Python In Middle School

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How can you bridge the gap between teaching simpler visual programming tools and teaching more complicated textual programming tools Julia Lamorelle s answer is Python Julia cofounded Kiwi Compute a new education business that focuses on teaching middle school kids how to code in Python a language widely used in academia and industry today She talks about why Kiwi Compute has this education strategy and how it executes it despite challenges in setting up a Python environment and attracting qualified teachers Mentioned in this episode Kiwi Compute https www kiwicompute com Python language https www python org Scratch https scratch mit edu Hour of Code https hourofcode com App for Python in a browser http app kiwicompute com Learn Python the Hard Way https learnpythonthehardway org Code Academy https www codecademy com Code org https code org GigaTECHs winners announcement from the City of Austin http mailchi mp austintexas us-ignite-and-city-of-austin-announce-gigatechs-winners e 6befcb85d0 GigaTECHs winners press conference http austintx swagit com play 09212017-566 Our closing music is called Katana by Miros used with permission and you can find more tracks by Miros on SoundCloud user mirossound https soundcloud com mirossound Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Support Pios Labs at https www patreon com pioslabs Also check out these projects from Pios Labs Guidebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Barnes Noble and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html

Released 10/16/2017


Visiting Engineers Virtually

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How can teachers expose their students to more engineering role models What do they do if they don t have time to arrange visits and field trips That s where Sarah McAnulty comes in Sarah is a biology PhD student who also recently started Skype a Scientist which is a free program to match scientists and engineers with K-12 classrooms Sarah spoke with us about how the program helps more students get authentic interactions with STEM professionals Mentioned in this episode Skype a Scientist https www skypeascientist com About Sarah McAnulty https about me SarahMcAnulty Hawaiian bobtail squid https en wikipedia org wiki Euprymna scolopes Sarah s lab at the University of Connecticut http nyholmlab uconn edu people Email the program skypeascientist gmail com Our closing music is called I Miss You by Soir e used with permission and you can find more of Soir e s music on SoundCloud user soireebeats https soundcloud com soireebeats Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Support Pios Labs at https www patreon com pioslabs Also check out these projects from Pios Labs Workshops and Professional Development http www pioslabs com workshops Electronic Quilts Curriculum Design http www pioslabs com equilts html Guidebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Barnes Noble and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html

Released 10/02/2017


Digital Pop Culture For STEM

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How do you use the power of digital pop culture today to engage kids in engineering Guest engineer Nehemiah Mabry Ph D talks about this and more Nehemiah is a practicing engineer in North Carolina and founder of his business STEMedia STEMedia creates digital content to promote science technology engineering and math Mentioned in this episode STEMedia website http stemedia org Email Nehemiah Nehemiah stemedia org STEMedia on Instagram https www instagram com stemedia STEMedia on Twitter https twitter com stemedia Technimetric STEM Poetry https www nspe org resources pe-magazine march-2016 technimetric-poetry-stem National Academy of Engineering http nae org NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center https www nasa gov centers marshall home index html PBS STEM Resources https klru pbslearningmedia org collection kycol Wb9KpsiGOUk HowStuffWorks http www howstuffworks com Discovery https www discovery com Our closing music is called Wishing by Soir e used with permission and you can find more of Soir e s music on SoundCloud user soireebeats https soundcloud com soireebeats Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Support Pios Labs at https www patreon com pioslabs Also check out these projects from Pios Labs Workshops and Professional Development http www pioslabs com workshops Electronic Quilts Curriculum Design http www pioslabs com equilts html Guidebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Barnes Noble and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html

Released 9/18/2017


Mexico Vs USA

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What is engineering education like in Mexico compared to the USA This episode is an introduction to that topic as we talk to Hernando Garrido a mechatronics and manufacturing engineer with the medical device company Fresenius Medical Care He talks about his experience growing up in the Mexican school system near the US-Mexico border in Reynosa He also compares it to his experience studying and working in Texas and California Mentioned in this episode Fresenius Medical Care https fmcna com City of Reynosa Mexico https en wikipedia org wiki Reynosa Peritoneal dialysis machines https www niddk nih gov health-information kidney-disease kidney-failure peritoneal-dialysis Design For Manufacturability DFM https en wikipedia org wiki Design for manufacturability University of Texas Rio Grande Valley UTRGV in Edinburgh Texas http www utrgv edu en-us Corning https www corning com worldwide en html FIRST Robotics Competition https www firstinspires org robotics frc Our closing music is called Wishing by Soir e used with permission and you can find more of Soir e s music on SoundCloud user soireebeats https soundcloud com soireebeats Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Support Pios Labs at https www patreon com pioslabs Also check out these projects from Pios Labs Workshops and Professional Development http www pioslabs com workshops Electronic Quilts Curriculum Design http www pioslabs com equilts html Guidebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Barnes Noble and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html

Released 9/10/2017


Scouting For Engineering Education

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The Boy Scouts of America are growing a new youth educational program called STEM Scouts open to boys and girls Guests Davis Fox and Deborah Debbie Vasquez talk about the mission of the program which goes beyond teaching content knowledge in science technology engineering and math It includes teaching curiosity teamwork parental involvement and other values that align with Scouting programs generally Davis and Deborah also discuss the program impact on kids in the Austin Texas area so far Mentioned in this episode STEM Scouts https stemscouts org Boy Scouts of America BSA http www scouting org Venturing program at BSA http www scouting org scoutsource Venturing aspx Exploring program at BSA http www exploring org STEM Scouts in Austin TX https stemscouts org council 8 austin Vertical farming background article http www bbc com future story 20170405-how-vertical-farming-reinvents-agriculture Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com You can support Pios Labs at https www patreon com pioslabs Also check out these projects from Pios Labs Guidebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Barnes Noble and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html

Released 9/04/2017


Verification And Validation

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Guest engineer and consultant Pat Sweet P Eng talks about two of his favorite words in engineering verification and validation They describe concepts whose importance cuts across all the engineering disciplines and so engineering educators could also teach these fundamental concepts to kids and teens This episode is a rebroadcast of two short episodes of Engineering Word Of The Day a podcast on the favorite fascinating or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines Mentioned in this episode Engineering Word Of The Day EWOTD podcast http engineeringwordoftheday com Engineering and Leadership blog and podcast from Pat Sweet P Eng http www engineeringandleadership com Lean design an introduction https lean-product-design 18f gov Finite element analysis FEA https en wikipedia org wiki Finite element method Mentioned in the post-show notes Vote for our session at SXSW Edu Panelpicker Podcasting for Education Meetup http panelpicker sxsw com vote 71654 Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Help Pios Labs continue You can donate at https www patreon com pioslabs Also check out these projects from Pios Labs Guidebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Barnes Noble and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html

Released 8/21/2017


Road To Civil Engineering

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What s it like to engineer roadways and the physical infrastructure of society Guest Jerel Rackley P E explains Jerel is a civil engineer with the design and consulting firm Atkins and in his fourteen years of experience in the field he has seen what it takes to succeed Hear him talk about taking the Professional Engineer P E exam working with clients the importance of people skills the future of advanced 3D modeling in civil engineering and more Mentioned in this episode Atkins http www atkinsglobal com en-GB Principles and Practice of Engineering PE exam for Professional Engineer licensure http ncees org engineering pe Microstation CAD software https www bentley com en products brands microstation Geopak road design software https www bentley com en products product-line civil-design-software geopak-civil-engineering-suite Texas Department of Transportation https www txdot gov Central Texas Mobility Authority https www mobilityauthority com US-183 South roadway project https www 183south com OpenRoads 3D design software https www bentley com en products brands openroads Mentioned in the post-show notes Vote for our session at SXSW Edu Panelpicker Podcasting for Education Meetup http panelpicker sxsw com vote 71654 Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Help Pios Labs continue You can donate at https www patreon com pioslabs Also check out these projects from Pios Labs Engineering Word Of The Day EWOTD podcast http engineeringwordoftheday com Guidebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Barnes Noble and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html

Released 8/14/2017


Raising An Electrical Engineer

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How do you make an engineer Guest engineer Leyla Yilan shares her thoughts Leyla is an electrical and computer engineer at chip-maker AMD as well as a proud parent of two daughters She tells her story of how she got into the field explaining the importance of family and friends in pivoting her toward engineering Then she talks about how she tries to expose her kids to different fields like she was Also hear Leyla talk about equivalence checking being a daughter of an immigrant gendered toys bringing your daughter to work and more Mentioned in this episode Maker Kids Lab on the podcast http www k12engineering net transcripts ep39 html AMD computer chip maker http www amd com en home Background on equivalence checking https en wikipedia org wiki Formal equivalence checking Digital logic tutorial https learn sparkfun com tutorials digital-logic Common Core educational standards http www corestandards org Girlstart on the podcast http www k12engineering net transcripts ep21 html LEGO Friends https www lego com en-us friends Sparki robot from ArcBotics on the podcast http www k12engineering net transcripts ep12 html Kumon private after-school programs https www kumon com Mentioned in the post-show notes Vote for our session at SXSW Edu Panelpicker Podcasting for Education Meetup http panelpicker sxsw com vote 71654 Wikipedia Viewer an ideation tool by Pius Wong http piuswong net wikipediaviewer Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Help Pios Labs continue You can donate at https www patreon com pioslabs Also check out these projects from Pios Labs Engineering Word Of The Day EWOTD podcast http engineeringwordoftheday com Guidebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Barnes Noble and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html

Released 8/07/2017


Entrepreneurship In Engineering

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Mechanical engineer and PhD student Sadhan Sathyaseelan cohosts with engineer-entrepreneur Pius Wong in today s episode We talk about Sadhan s experience learning that engineering students want to be business leaders and we brainstorm ideas for teaching entrepreneurship in schools We also discuss our favorite entrepreneurs and learn about new trends to teach entrepreneurship as part of engineering in K-12 Mentioned in this episode High school engineering curriculum from the University of Texas at Austin http engineeryourworld org Interview with Connie Hu Cofounder and CEO of Arcbotics Building a Startup in Educational Robotics http www k12engineering net transcripts ep12 html Book about market validation If You Build It Will They Come by Rob Adams Professor at The University of Texas at Austin https www amazon com You-Build-Will-They-Come dp 047056363X Video of Falcon rocket landing from SpaceX https www youtube com watch v GhaD8XLoOl4 LinkEngineering online resource https www linkengineering org Roller Coaster Tycoon video game http www rollercoastertycoon com Mentioned in the post-show notes None this time Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Help Pios Labs continue You can donate at https www patreon com pioslabs Also check out these projects from Pios Labs Engineering Word Of The Day EWOTD podcast http engineeringwordoftheday com Guidebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Barnes Noble and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html

Released 7/31/2017


Skateboard Mechanical Engineering

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Guest mechanical engineer Beau Trifiro talks about his business in skateboard design fabrication and education Based in San Diego Open Source Skateboards not only builds custom skateboards it also teaches kids in middle school and high school how to design and build their own boards Beau talks about teaching hands-on projects how he deals with kids making mistakes and why he thinks studying mechanical engineering allows for so much creativity Mentioned in this episode Open Source Skateboards website http www opensourceboards com Open Source Skateboards on Facebook https www facebook com opensourceskateboards Open Source Skateboards on Instagram https www instagram com opensourceboards Fab Lab San Diego http www fablabsd org Mentioned in the post-show notes Voting open soon for SXSW proposals http panelpicker sxsw edu Check out this month s drone contest to win free passes to the InterDrone conference this fall Only covers registration though so you still have to find travel lodging Also you must be 16 years old to go to InterDrone Submit entries before August 1 2017 Drone Photo Contest rules and submission from Electronics Valley https lovendrone17 pgtb me X7rqJK Drone Raffle for podcast listeners Just email info k12engineering net with subject Drone Raffle InterDrone conference info http www interdrone com Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Help Pios Labs continue You can donate at https www patreon com pioslabs Also check out these projects from Pios Labs Engineering Word Of The Day EWOTD podcast http engineeringwordoftheday com Guidebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Barnes Noble and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html

Released 7/17/2017


China Vs USA

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How does China prepare students for careers in computer science and related fields compared to the USA Hear from a Chinese student of computer science and mathematics who is studying in Texas for his undergraduate degree He talks about the notorious Chinese college entrance exams similarities between math and computer science perceptions of an American education and American companies among Chinese and why he would have learned more programming at a younger age if he could have Mentioned in this episode Districts of Beijing https en wikipedia org wiki List of administrative divisions of Beijing Chinese college entrance exam photos http www businessinsider com china-college-entrance-exams-2017-5 Summer camps at The University of Texas at Austin http www mysummeradvisor com MSA app school summer-programs-and-camps university-of-texas-at-austin 636 Mentioned in the post-show notes Check out this month s drone contest to win free passes to the InterDrone conference this fall Only covers registration though so you still have to find travel lodging Also you must be 16 years old to go to InterDrone Submit entries before August 1 2017 Details below InterDrone conference info http www interdrone com Drone Photo Contest rules and submission from Electronics Valley https lovendrone17 pgtb me X7rqJK Drone Raffle for podcast listeners Just email info k12engineering net with subject Drone Raffle Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Help Pios Labs continue You can donate at https www patreon com pioslabs Also check out these projects from Pios Labs Engineering Word Of The Day EWOTD podcast http engineeringwordoftheday com Guidebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Barnes Noble and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html

Released 7/10/2017


Inside A Startup After-School STEAM Program

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Founding an education business comes with challenges and rewards far beyond the financials Guest EJ Zain talks about this first-hand EJ founded the startup Maker Kids Lab LLC in Austin Texas Her very new startup runs after-school programs for middle schoolers in science technology engineering art and math STEAM In her lessons Zain and her team of helper-teachers guide students of different ages to work together on hands-on creative projects She discusses her motivations for starting Maker Kids Lab as a parent her strategies for engaging kids and her hopes for creating a business with a social impact Mentioned in this episode Maker Kids Lab on Facebook https www facebook com Makerkidslab Maker Kids Lab on Instagram https www instagram com makerkidslab The 4 C s of Problem-Based Learning PBL https www bie org blog the power of the 4cs the foundation for creating a gold standard for projec TechShop http www techshop ws Hexbugs https www hexbug com Small Business Administration SBA https www sba gov InnovateHER an SBA business competition https www sba gov offices headquarters wbo resources 1465581 Website of Maker Kids Lab LLC https www makerkidslab com Mentioned in the post-show notes Support the show on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs Panelpicker for South by Southwest SXSW 2018 deadline July 21 http panelpicker sxsw com Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Help Pios Labs continue You can donate at https www patreon com pioslabs Also check out these projects from Pios Labs Engineering Word Of The Day EWOTD podcast http engineeringwordoftheday com Guidebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Barnes Noble and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html

Released 7/03/2017


Overcoming Struggles

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Some students struggle with trauma mental health mental disabilities and negative peers and adults and yet with the right decisions and the right help they still will become successful engineers Hector is a computer engineer who has such a story Although engineering and computers interested him early on he faced several major obstacles on his path to getting an engineering degree Hector talks about self-reflection accommodations and other supports that helped him overcome these obstacles Mentioned in this episode Wolfenstein video game series starting in 1981 to today https en wikipedia org wiki Wolfenstein series Info on accommodations for college students with disabilities from the American Psychological Association http www apa org pi disability dart toolkit-three aspx Working Together K12 Teachers and Students with Disabilities article from the University of Washington http www washington edu doit working-together-k12-teachers-and-students-disabilities Online discussion on Reddit in 2016 about engineers with ADHD https www reddit com r engineering comments 4d9293 engineers with adhd how does it affect you Mentioned in the post-show notes Support the show on Patreon https www patreon com pioslabs Join a workshop with me at CAST in Houston 2017 Info at http www statweb org Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Help Pios Labs continue You can donate at https www patreon com pioslabs Also check out these projects from Pios Labs Engineering Word Of The Day EWOTD podcast http engineeringwordoftheday com Guidebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Barnes Noble and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html Improv Professional Development ImprovPD project http www improvpd com

Released 6/20/2017


Organizations To Build An Engineering Identity

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Dr Renata Revelo talks about the importance of identity when educating and retaining engineers Dr Revelo is an electrical engineer a professor and a researcher in engineering education at the University of Illinois at Chicago She s studied Latina Latino students who participated in the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers SHPE during their education and she found that the organization helped them better see themselves as engineers without separating themselves from their own communities As a follow-up to the previous episode of the podcast this episode explores Dr Revelo s work with Hispanic students at the college level while applying the ideas to all students Mentioned in this episode Dr Renata Revelo at the University of Illinois at Chicago https www ece uic edu k-teacher renata-revelo-phd SHPE http www shpe org SHPE Conference with Precollege Symposium https shpeconference shpe org Dr Revelo s research on professional organizations and identity development https www ideals illinois edu handle 2142 78420 Purdue University EPICS program for service-learning in design https engineering purdue edu EPICS Mentioned in the post-show notes Engineering Word Of The Day EWOTD podcast http engineeringwordoftheday com Guidebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Barnes Noble and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html Preview of Improv Professional Development ImprovPD project http www improvpd com Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Help Pios Labs continue You can donate at https www patreon com pioslabs

Released 6/12/2017


Engaging Hispanic Students In Engineering

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Start with what kids already know when teaching them engineering Have them work in their community Guest Dr Alex Mejia says you should tap into students existing funds of knowledge to raise engineering students achievement He s done research on this pedagogical style with Latino and Latina students as a professor of engineering in San Angelo State University and soon-to-be professor at the University of San Diego starting in August 2017 We talk about his research his background and motivation for doing this work culturally responsive education and practical strategies to teach all students Mentioned in this episode Dr Joel Alex Mejia at the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego jmejia sandiego edu Dr Joel Alex Mejia on LinkedIn https www linkedin com in mejiaalex Dr Joel Alex Mejia at Angelo State University http www angelo edu content profiles 4169-alex-mejia Research article on Dr Mejia s work on funds of knowledge http onlinelibrary wiley com doi 10 1002 jee 20117 abstract Engineering is Elementary http www eie org TeachEngineering http teachengineering org Qualitative Research in STEM book with chapter by Dr Alex Mejia edited by Sherry Marx https searchworks stanford edu view 11762471 Mentioned in the post-show notes Engineering Word Of The Day EWOTD podcast http engineeringwordoftheday com Guidebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Barnes Noble and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html Preview of Improv Professional Development ImprovPD project http www improvpd com Check back for a transcript of this episode at http www k12engineering net transcripts ep36 html Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Help Pios Labs continue You can donate at https www patreon com pioslabs

Released 6/05/2017


Best Movies For Engineering

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What are the best movies and TV shows in entertainment for inspiring your thinking in engineering Rachel Sadhan and Pius talk about their top suggestions and they discuss how they affect perceptions of engineering Mentioned in this episode Star Trek Voyager TV show http www imdb com title tt0112178 The Matrix film http www imdb com title tt0133093 Hidden Figures film http www imdb com title tt4846340 The Imitation Game film http www imdb com title tt2084970 Ex Machina film http www imdb com title tt0470752 Five Nights at Freddy s video game http fivescarynights com five-nights-at-freddys The Terminator film http www imdb com title tt0088247 Terminator 2 Judgment Day film http www imdb com title tt0103064 Big Hero Six film http www imdb com title tt2245084 The Lego Movie film http www imdb com title tt1490017 Interstellar film http www imdb com title tt0816692 Contact film http www imdb com title tt0118884 2001 A Space Odyssey film http www imdb com title tt0062622 How a differential gear works video https www youtube com watch v K4JhruinbWc Star Trek TNG TV show http www imdb com title tt0092455 Minority Report film http www imdb com title tt0181689 The Martian film http www imdb com title tt3659388 MacGyver TV show http www imdb com title tt0088559 MythBusters TV show http www imdb com title tt0383126 Spider-Man Movie http www imdb com title tt0145487 Bill Nye the Science Guy TV show http www imdb com title tt0173528 Beauty and the Beast film http www imdb com title tt2771200 The Engineering Word Of The Day Podcast mentioned in the post-show notes is linked here Engineering Word Of The Day podcast site http engineeringwordoftheday com Engineering Word Of The Day podcast on iTunes https itunes apple com us podcast engineering-word-of-the-day id1237773605 Engineering Word Of The Day podcast on Facebook https www facebook com EngineeringWordOfTheDay Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Check out the book and ebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Kindle Apple iBooks Barnes Noble Nook and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html

Released 5/23/2017


An English Teacher s Advice On STEM

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English teacher and author Roxanna Elden talks about her tips for new teachers how to form your personal Board of Advisors as a teacher how to teach writing in any classroom and more in this discussion She draws on her research talking to many other new teachers as well as her own experience to share advice Mentioned in this episode Roxanna Elden on Twitter https twitter com RoxannaElden See Me After Class - book by Roxanna Elden http roxannaelden com sample-page-three Ten Writing Skills that All Teachers Can Reinforce article by Roxanna Elden http roxannaelden com 2009 10 ten-resources-all-teachers-can-reinforce Teacher Dreams and Nightmares http www k12engineering net transcripts ep16 html Roxanna Elden s article on edtech http blogs edweek org edweek rick hess straight up 2011 11 the relationship status of teachers and educational technology its complicated html Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Check out the book and ebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Kindle Apple iBooks Barnes Noble Nook and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html

Released 5/16/2017


Engineers Favorite Teachers

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What makes a good teacher for future engineers In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week we ask five practicing engineers about their favorite teachers growing up The engineers come from different disciplines and they all share the best qualities of the teachers who made an impact on them Mentioned in this episode National Teacher Appreciation Week at the National PTA http www pta org ThankATeacher University Interscholastic League UIL of Texas http www uiltexas org Discover Magazine http discovermagazine com Our closing music is from When You Go by Steve Combs used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Check out the book and ebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Kindle Apple iBooks Barnes Noble Nook and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html

Released 5/09/2017


Active Learning In Computer Science

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We talk strategies for teaching computer science CS with Dr Cynthia Taylor a computer science professor at The University of Illinois at Chicago UIC Cynthia does research on effective CS education pedagogy which includes active learning in the classroom She talks about her research how to handle not knowing all of CS when you re teaching CS the imbalance of experience in students experience with CS and her own educational background Mentioned in this episode Cynthia Taylor at the University of Illinois at Chicago UIC https www cs uic edu cynthiat Paper on peer instruction for CS https www cs uic edu cynthiat pubs cbtaylor iticse13 pdf Flipped classroom resources https www edutopia org blogs tag flipped-classroom Force Concept Inventory https www physport org assessments assessment cfm A FCI AP Computer Science test https apstudent collegeboard org apcourse ap-computer-science-a Stuck in the Shallow End - book by Jane Margolis http www goodreads com book show 3082774-stuck-in-the-shallow-end Peer Instruction for CS resource website http peerinstruction4cs com Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education http sigcse org sigcse Association for Computer Machinery Digital Library http dl acm org Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Check out the book and ebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Kindle Apple iBooks Barnes Noble Nook and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html

Released 5/02/2017


Teaching Ethics

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How do you teach ethics to engineering students Guests Dr Beccy Hambright and Richard Burgess talk about their experience tackling that question particularly when it comes to students in K-12 They share their history at the Texas Tech University College of Engineering where they supported students and teachers in engineering and engineering ethics Hambright ran the Texas STEM Center until 2012 and Burgess teaches engineering ethics classes to students Hambright and Burgess then discuss the importance of ethics in the field pedagogical techniques for K-12 the importance of diversity and project-based learning in class Mentioned in this episode Murdough Center for Engineering Professionalism at Texas Tech University http www depts ttu edu murdoughcenter index php National Institute for Engineering Ethics http www depts ttu edu murdoughcenter center niee Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System http tinyurl com o82q6ah Texas STEM Center Coalition http www txstem org Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering http www tame org Contact info for Richard Burgess richard burgess ttu edu Contact info for Dr Beccy Hambright beccy hambright ttu edu The Buck Institute https www bie org National Academy of Engineering Center for Engineering Ethics and Society https www nae edu 26187 aspx Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Check out the book and ebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Kindle Apple iBooks Barnes Noble Nook and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html

Released 4/25/2017


Aerospace Engineering For Future Pilots

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Studying engineering might help you in your future career especially if that future is in the Air Force Today s guest is a pilot who studied aerospace engineering for an undergraduate degree and he explains how that education is still helping him now even as he learns to fly jets He also gives ideas for what motivates students to learn about aerospace engineering even if the content can sometimes be difficult Mentioned in this episode Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois http aerospace illinois edu Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Check out the book and ebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Kindle Apple iBooks Barnes Noble Nook and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html

Released 4/18/2017


Gaming Culture For Computer Science And Engineering Education

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How can we harness the power of games for education In Part 1 of the episode the podcast explores how the PAX South 2017 gaming conference inspired ideas in better engineering education In Part 2 we hear from two team members of TEALS a group supported by Microsoft Philanthropies that was also at PAX TEALS has been around since 2009 matching volunteer CS professionals with K-12 teachers in schools and developing CS curricula John Jannone and Brett Wortzman from TEALS explained how they already use games to teach computer science to K-12 students They discuss how to use game design content creation and play to achieve student learning objectives Mentioned in this episode TEALS at Microsoft https www tealsk12 org Apply to be a volunteer for TEALS https www tealsk12 org volunteers PAX South video game conference http south paxsite com Convert https www yodeogames com products convert Happy Chess http happychess net Pixel RU Squared http pixel game Bullet journal method http bulletjournal com Descendants of Erdrick band http www descendantsoferdrick com Video of full talk courtesy of Karsten Sethre and audio tech Josef https www youtube com watch v Q1rTnkprCfM TED talk from Daphne Bavalier Your brain on video games https www ted com talks daphne bavelier your brain on video games Meta analysis on games and learning by Douglas Clark http journals sagepub com doi abs 10 3102 0034654315582065 Civilization Civ game https www civilization com Portal 2 game http www thinkwithportals com Minecraft Forge modding package https files minecraftforge net Grudgeball review game http toengagethemall blogspot com 2013 02 grudgeball-review-game-where-kids-attack html Settlers of Catan tabletop game http www catan com Angry Birds game https www angrybirds com Lightbot game https lightbot com flash html TED talk from Jane McGonigal Gaming can make a better world https www ted com talks jane mcgonigal gaming can make a better world TEALS Intro to CS curriculum gitbook https github com TEALS-IntroCS Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Check out the book and ebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Kindle Apple iBooks Barnes Noble Nook and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html

Released 4/11/2017


Justice In Engineering Education

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The SXSW Education conference and festival this year highlighted equity fairness and justice as a major theme How does this apply to engineering and computer science education This episode explores the views of various speakers and attendees at SXSW starting with Dr Chris Emdin who emphasized that education is a civil rights issue Then it looks at the relevant views of college students educational leaders teachers and industry professionals Finally Aditya Voleti and Michelle Ching share their thoughts on equity in educational technology coming from the perspective of two teachers-turned-entrepreneurs Mentioned in this episode Dr Chris Emdin s SXSW Edu talk https youtu be XbBwM1c-6xM Proposed Texas Senate bill for student input https legiscan com TX research SB508 2015 Proposed Texas House bill for student input https legiscan com TX research HB1585 2015 Hidden Figures movie on IMDB http www imdb com title tt4846340 Code2040 http www code2040 org Laura Weidman Powers SXSW Edu talk https youtu be eYh0fVfFggY Oracle Academy https academy oracle com The University of Texas Center for STEM Education https stemcenter utexas edu Landmark Consulting Group https www consultlandmark org Literator http www literatorapp com The Lean Lab http theleanlab org Startup Weekend EDU https startupweekend org interests EDU Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Check out the book and ebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Kindle Apple iBooks Barnes Noble Nook and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html

Released 3/28/2017


New EdTech And More At SXSW

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Robots role models rap and more all stood out at the 2017 South by Southwest SXSW conference and festival Pius highlights products programs and ideas at SXSW that might especially interest engineering educators Mentioned in this episode SXSW Edu http sxswedu com WE https www we org AP WE CS service learning https advancesinap collegeboard org initiatives ap-we-service CS4All NYC https csnyc org our-work cs4all Kahoot https getkahoot com GLICODE and Pocky http cp glico jp glicode en Puzzlets from Digital Dreamlabs https www digitaldreamlabs com PolyBot hydroponic system by Poly http mypolybot com Trashbots https www trashbots org Kuri robot https www heykuri com Open Source Skateboards http www opensourceboards com Panoform VR creation tools http www panoform com Science with Tom https www youtube com user tomcfad Omnipointment platform for group projects https www omnipointment com Project Paradigm http www projectparadigm org Explo https www explo org MIT Independent Activities Period http web mit edu iap No Boundaries USA http www nobarriersusa org Expanding Yor Horizons symposium for girls supported by No Barriers http nocoeyh wix com home ChickTech https chicktech org Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Check out the book and ebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Kindle Apple iBooks Barnes Noble Nook and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html

Released 3/21/2017


Data Visualization Tips And Tricks

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How can we deal with data better How can we teach kids to deal with data better Sarah Morris from the nonprofit Nuclear Learning Network has some answers She educates students and the general population on better data visualization or dataviz and how to use modern tools for dataviz Related to this episode The Nucleus Learning Network http www nucleuslearningnetwork org Art Science Gallery in Austin TX http www artsciencegallery com DataViz example at The Nucleus Learning Network http www nucleuslearningnetwork org datavis Social Explorer mapping tool http www socialexplorer com RAW chart-building tool http rawgraphs io The Law Order Database https www overthinkingit com 2012 11 13 the-law-and-order-database-all-20-seasons Tips on using the Excel chart recommender http www k2e com tech-update tips 689-tips-using-recommended-charts-in-excel Periodic Table of Visualization http www visual-literacy org periodic table periodic table html Chart Juice http labs juiceanalytics com chartchooser index html The Guardian data visualization https www theguardian com technology data-visualisation Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Check out the book and ebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Apple iBooks and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html

Released 3/07/2017


Mobile Game And App Reviews

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Pius reviews with Rachel five mobile apps related to engineering education available on Android and iOS A ten-year-old guest reviewer also gives her thoughts on some of the games to get a third perspective The games were pulled from the top-ranking engineering-themed games listed in app stores as of the beginning of 2017 Related to this episode Brain It On http brainitongame com Gears Logic Puzzles https play google com store apps details id org stropin gearslogicpuzzles hl en Engineer Cars https itunes apple com us app engineer-cars id586093106 mt 8 Echochrome on Wikipedia https en wikipedia org wiki Echochrome Anamorphic art on Wikipedia https en wikipedia org wiki Anamorphosis Truss Me http www scientificmonkey com software html Gliffy online flowcharting https www gliffy com EveryCircuit http everycircuit com Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Check out Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon in print or for Kindle https www amazon com dp 1520634900 It is also available as an ebook on Smashwords https www smashwords com books view 704613 Limited time 20 off promo code EH22M

Released 2/27/2017


Orthopaedics Engineering For Kids And Teens

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Dr Jenni Buckley and Dr Amy Trauth-Nare from the University of Delaware talk about Orthopaedics in Action OIA their curriculum in biomechanics and engineering design for middle school and high school students They used their respective expertise in mechanical engineering and K-12 education to create the hands-on OIA lessons which originated from an initiative to attract more women into orthopaedics as engineers and doctors Hear them discuss the curriculum the benefits of lessons rooted in biology educational partnerships and lessons in toy design among other topics Related to this episode The Professional Development Center for Educators at the University of Delaware http www pdce udel edu Orthopaedics in Action OIA curriculum http perryinitiative org orthoinaction Perry Initiative www perryinitiative org Sawbones www sawbones com Find Your Center article in The Science Teacher http digital nsta org display article php id 2554119 view 327538 Project Lead The Way PLTW at The University of Delaware http www cehd udel edu pltw MIT Toy Design open course materials http web mit edu 2 00b www Engineering is Elementary curriculum http www eie org TeachEngineering https www teachengineering org Change The Equation http changetheequation org Grand Challenges from the National Academy of Engineering http www engineeringchallenges org Lab Out Loud podcast from the National Science Teachers Association http www nsta org publications laboutloud aspx The Way Things Work book by David McCauley http hmhbooks com davidmacaulay Twitter handle for Dr Amy Trauth-Nare amy nare Twitter handle for The Perry Initiative PerryInitiative Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Check out Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon in print or for Kindle https www amazon com dp 1520634900 It is also available as an ebook on Smashwords https www smashwords com books view 704613 Limited time 20 off promo code EH22M

Released 2/21/2017


Year In Review Preview

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Pius Rachel and Sadhan reunite to talk about big news in engineering education from 2016 Part 1 00m20s followed by a politically flavored discussion about 2017 Part 2 15m20s If you liked Season 1 and want to help keep Season 2 afloat please consider pledging a monthly contribution at my new Patreon page https www patreon com pioslabs You ll be helping me continue to talk to awesome people and share it with you Thanks Related to this episode College Board Hopes to Broaden Access to Coding with New AP Computer Science Principles Course Edsurge https www edsurge com news 2016-07-25-college-board-hopes-to-broaden-access-to-coding-with-new-ap-computer-science-principles-course AP Computer Science Principles College Board https advancesinap collegeboard org stem computer-science-principles CMU s Proportion of Undergraduate Women in Computer Science and Engineering Soars above National Averages Carnegie Mellon University News http www cmu edu news stories archives 2016 september undergrad-women-engineering-computer-science html Why Hidden Figures s Box-Office Win Is the Best News for Movies in a Long Time Vogue http www vogue com article hidden-figures-box-office-win-matters Everlast Rocketbook on Kickstarter https www kickstarter com projects 642311833 everlast India vs USA The K12 Engineering Education Podcast https soundcloud com piuswong india-vs-usa Educational Standards The K12 Engineering Education Podcast https soundcloud com piuswong ep-2-educational-standards Former Edtech Director for Obama Administration Sees Innovation Moving to the States Edsurge https www edsurge com news 2017-01-10-former-edtech-advisor-for-obama-sees-innovation-moving-to-the-states Twitter handles PiusWong rfahrig sadhansathya K12engineering PiosLabs Remember that the podcast will be at the SXSW Conference and Festival in March 2017 We will be running workshops for educators and professional engineers https www sxsw com and http sxswedu com Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 2/13/2017


Autism In The Engineering Classroom

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In the big push for more engineers today can we get them from autistic students Research has shown that college students with autism spectrum disorder ASD go into science technology engineering and math STEM fields more than students without ASD We speak with one of the researchers who studied this phenomenon Dr Jennifer Yu of SRI International Part 1 01 00 and we also discuss community colleges universal design and why learning to educate autistic students better can help educate all students better Then we hear from occupational therapist and doctoral candidate Marci Schneider in Florida Part 2 21 25 In her eighteen years of experience serving K-12 students with special needs she has gathered advice for teachers on how to approach ASD in STEM classrooms One final note comes from high school engineering teacher Melanie Kong in Seattle Part 3 35 50 who picked up a few insights in her early years on this topic Mentioned in this episode SRI international https www sri com Blog post from Dr Jennifer Yu Turning Autism Research into Support for Learning https www sri com blog turning-autism-research-support-learning Peer-reviewed research article on autism and STEM in college from Jennifer s team at SRI https www ncbi nlm nih gov pubmed 23114569 Dr Simon Baron-Cohen UK autism researcher https www autismresearchcentre com people Baron-Cohen National Longitudinal Transition Study http www nlts2 org Article from FastCompany by Vauhini Vara Microsoft Wants Autistic Coders Can It Find Them and Keep Them https www fastcompany com 3062835 hr microsoft-autism-hiring Article from CIO by Sharon Florentine How SAP is hiring autistic adults for tech jobs http www cio com article 3013221 careers-staffing how-sap-is-hiring-autistic-adults-for-tech-jobs html Peer-reviewed research article on autism and community college https www ncbi nlm nih gov pubmed 24158680 Google Classroom https classroom google com Read Write extension for Google Chrome https chrome google com webstore detail readwrite-for-google-chro inoeonmfapjbbkmdafoankkfajkcphgd hl en-US Mercury extension an alternative to the Readability app which is no longer available as of October 2016 https mercury postlight com Remember that the podcast will be at the SXSW Conference and Festival in March 2017 We will be running workshops for educators and professional engineers https www sxsw com and http sxswedu com The cover art for this episode is full of origami cranes and it is inspired by the birds activity from past podcast guest Ellen Browne which Melanie describes at the end of this episode it is also inspired by the colored puzzle pieces historically used to symbolize autism at times Our opening music comes from School Zone radio edit by The Honorable Sleaze who s also on Soundcloud Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor Both are used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 12/20/2016


The Nonprofit Push For Girls In Engineering

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Hear from two nonprofit organizations trying to provide girls with more education in science technology engineering and math STEM In Part 1 start 00 59 we visit Girlstart a Texas-based nonprofit that reaches thousands of girls from 4th grade up to junior high with hands-on programs Executive Director Tamara Hudgins shares what it s like to develop the program over the past years and into the future In Part 2 start 27 27 we talk to the founders of Scientific Adventures for Girls a newer nonprofit around Oakland California that targets younger girls in early elementary Courtenay Carr-Heuer and Tiffany Sprague are using their experience in the both the corporate and nonprofit sectors to start this organization from the ground up Together these nonprofit directors give stories about why reaching girls in engineering is important and what practical strategies can help others in this same mission Hear about after-school curricula recruitment methods family engagement key data to collect fundraising and other pivotal aspects of their work Mentioned in this episode Girlstart http www girlstart org about-us Scientific Adventures for Girls http www scientificadventures org After School Alliance December 2016 report The impact of afterschool STEM http afterschoolalliance org documents AfterschoolSTEMImpacts2016 pdf Girlstart s October 2016 research report https issuu com girlstart docs strong promise girlstart after scho 863a7961051441 UTeach teacher prep program https uteach utexas edu 5E Instructional Model with which Girlstart aligns https bscs org bscs-5e-instructional-model DeSTEMber program http www destember org Curiosity Hacked makerspace in Oakland http www curiosityhacked org TechBridge Girls http www techbridgegirls org Previous podcast episode with Linda Kekelis https soundcloud com piuswong much-more-than-a-social-network Girls Inc http www girlsinc org Makerfaire http makerfaire com Remember that the podcast will be at the SXSW Conference and Festival in March 2017 We will be running workshops for educators and professional engineers https www sxsw com and http sxswedu com Our opening music comes from School Zone radio edit by The Honorable Sleaze who s also on Soundcloud Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor Both are used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 12/12/2016


CAD Vs Engineering

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Step into the classroom of 16-year veteran CAD teacher Audrea Moyers Audrea also teaches engineering design and she talks about how the pathway of CAD and engineering classes at her school link up What are her thoughts on the different CAD packages out there How do you integrate more design into a CAD class and vice-versa Where do you teach drawing by hand Hear about all this and more in this conversation Mentioned in this episode AutoCAD http www autodesk com products autocad overview SolidWorks http www solidworks com CAD program at Austin Community College http www austincc edu info cad Inventor http www autodesk com products inventor overview SketchUp http www sketchup com Engineer Your World curriculum http engineeryourworld org Revit http www autodesk com products revit-family overview Remember that the podcast will be at the SXSW Conference and Festival in March 2017 We will be running workshops for educators and professional engineers https www sxsw com and http sxswedu com Our opening music comes from School Zone radio edit by The Honorable Sleaze who s also on Soundcloud Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor Both are used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 12/06/2016


Better Brainstorming

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High school engineering teacher Joe Malchar helps Pius and Sadhan review the guidelines for effective brainstorming Joe talks about some common misconceptions and challenges related to brainstorming and how he uses it in his classroom We have a live brainstorming session to come up with exciting and new engineering lessons for students in K-12 Mentioned in this episode Our open brainstorm session add your ideas https padlet com pioslabs 24onnj6e8r6n Our original brainstorm session closed organized https padlet com pioslabs lheqof5cw4 Padlet mind-map tool https www padlet com Gliffy mind-map tool https www gliffy com Remember that the podcast will be at the SXSW Conference and Festival in March 2017 Pius and Rachel from the podcast will be running workshops for educators and professional engineers https www sxsw com and http sxswedu com Our opening music comes from School Zone radio edit by The Honorable Sleaze who s also on Soundcloud Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor Both are used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 11/22/2016


Own Your Curiosity High School Reimagined

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What else can high school look like Mikala Streeter wondered about that question as her career expanded from the computer science industry into teaching young people and nurturing their passions Mikala is Principal and Lead Teacher at the LIFE School an independent high school that she founded in Atlanta Georgia She talks about the philosophy of The LIFE School which focuses on curiosity real-world work and breaking barriers among disciplines As an MIT grad she also highlights how her students integrate design thinking into their interdisciplinary self-directed projects Mentioned in this episode The Life School http www thelifeschool co Google Ventures Design Sprint process http www gv com sprint The book Freakonomics https www amazon com Freakonomics-Economist-Explores-Hidden-Everything dp 0060731338 Contact Mikala Streeter http www thelifeschool co contact html Remember that the podcast will be at the SXSW Conference and Festival in March 2017 Pius and Rachel from the podcast will be running workshops for educators and professional engineers https www sxsw com Our opening music comes from School Zone radio edit by The Honorable Sleaze who s also on Soundcloud Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor Both are used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 11/15/2016


Ice Cream Engineering

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Teach engineering using something that a lot of kids and adults love ice cream We get expert advice on the technology and methodologies behind making ice cream from guest Joe Morris production manager or ice cream man from Amy s Ice Creams in Austin He gives a tour of the Amy s ice cream production facility and explains how art science technology and engineering come into play Also engineering teacher and chemical engineer Melanie Kong talks about potential ways to connect this to the classroom Mentioned in this episode Amy s Ice Creams http amysicecreams com Videos of Amy s Trick Olympics https www youtube com user amysicecreamslive The podcast will be at the SXSW Conference and Festival in March 2017 Pius and Rachel from the podcast will be running workshops for educators and professional engineers more details to come soon Check it out at https www sxsw com Our opening music comes from School Zone radio edit by The Honorable Sleaze Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor Both are used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 11/08/2016


Teacher Dreams And Nightmares

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We explore the alleged phenomenon of teachers getting bad dreams and nightmares more often than everyone else starting with several engineering teachers most memorable ones Do other teachers really get these dreams Why do they get them What should they do about them if anything Based on a little reading and communication with experts we developed some preliminary answers to those questions Resources mentioned in this episode Research on dream content and emotions Thematic and Content Analysis of Idiopathic Nightmares and Bad Dreams Robert Zadra 2014 http www journalsleep org viewabstract aspx pid 29326 Research on dream frequency and themes Nightmare frequency and nightmare topics in a representative German sample Schredl 2010 https www ncbi nlm nih gov pubmed 20229263 book Website of Roxanna Elden author of the book See Me After Class http roxannaelden com The Disillisionment Power Pack email series http roxannaelden com 2015 09 announcing-the-new-teacher-disillusionment-power-pack What are Dreams PBS Nova documentary http www pbs org wgbh nova body what-are-dreams html Research on the transactional stress model theory in teachers Identification of Elementary Teachers Risk for Stress and Vocational Concerns Using the National Schools and Staffing Survey Lambert McCarthy Fitchett Lineback Reiser 2015 http dx doi org 10 14507 epaa v23 1792 TeacherPop org a teachers mental health blog http teacherpop org Our opening music comes from School Zone radio edit by The Honorable Sleaze Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor Both are used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net

Released 10/24/2016


If You Can t Breathe

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Engineer and professor Dr Dave Allen speaks about what motivated him to get into the work that he does Dave is the director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources CEER and Professor of Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin He talks about his research interests in air quality the life of a professor engineering education in high school and the importance of trying many things Our opening music comes from School Zone radio edit by The Honorable Sleaze Our interlude music is from When You Go by Steve Combs Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor All are used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at www k12engineering net

Released 10/18/2016


Much More Than A Social Network

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Today s guests present a smorgasbord of resources available for K12 engineering educators starting with the website www LinkEngineering org an online toolkit to support PreK-12 engineering education Guests Dr Elizabeth Cady and Dr Linda Kekelis explain what LinkEngineering is It s hard to sum up the website in one word Produced by the National Academy of Engineering NAE it s part social network part resource database part review site and part Q A site A bit like LinkedIn Yelp and Quora morphed together but for engineering education And it s still evolving Listen to this episode to learn more as well as to hear about role models philanthropy gender equity and toys Dr Linda Kekelis Ph D consults on STEM programs and research to help increase access for girls and underrepresented youth she was the founder and former CEO of Techbridge Dr Elizabeth Cady is a Program Officer for engineering education at the NAE Among other projects she staffs LinkEngineering and administers the Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium which recognizes and supports innovative engineering faculty members Resources mentioned this episode LinkEngineering - http www linkengineering org National Academy of Engineering - http www nae edu EngineerGirl - http www engineergirl org TechBridge - http techbridge org Rising Above the Gathering Storm Enginergizing and Employing America for a Brighter Future 2007 - https www nap edu catalog 11463 rising-above-the-gathering-storm-energizing-and-employing-america-for Linda Kekelis s blog entry on LinkEngineering - http linkengineering org Discover 698 14392 aspx TeachEngineering - https www teachengineering org GoldiBlox toys - http www goldieblox com The Connectory - http theconnectory org Changing the Conversation Messages for Improving Public Understanding of Engineering 2008 - https www nap edu catalog 12187 changing-the-conversation-messages-for-improving-public-understanding-of-engineering Online Ethics Center http www onlineethics org Linda Kekelis - lkekelis gmail com Elizabeth Cady - ecady nae edu Our opening music comes from School Zone radio edit by The Honorable Sleaze our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor Both are used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at www k12engineering net

Released 10/11/2016


India Vs USA

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How do other countries besides the USA motivate and educate future engineers Guest Sadhan Sathyaseelan shares his view comparing his Indian and American education in engineering Sadhan is a mechanical engineer who currently works in engineering education in Texas We talk about grad school salary differences and thoughts on how to improve education systems in both countries Our opening music comes from School Zone radio edit by The Honorable Sleaze our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor Both are used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at www k12engineering net A transcript for this episode is at http www k12engineering net transcripts ep13 html

Released 9/27/2016


Building A Startup In Educational Robotics

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Starting a business these days in educational hardware and software takes more than technology Guest Connie Hu explains Connie is the CEO and CoFounder of ArcBotics an educational robotics company Previously she advised top global nonprofit leaders on strategic planning and K12 STEM Education at The Bridgespan Group She holds an honors degree in Anthropology from Dartmouth Today host Pius Wong talks with Connie about how ArcBotics got started the philosophy of open-source tech relationships with teachers in the nonprofit and commercial worlds and how back in the day she found programming loops to be magical Mentioned in this episode ArcBotics Sparki http ArcBotics com products sparki ArcBotics Sparki 60-Day Educator Trial http arcbotics com sparkieducatortrial The Bridgespan Group https www bridgespan org Home aspx Our opening music comes from School Zone radio edit by The Honorable Sleaze and our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor Both are used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net A transcript for this episode is at http www k12engineering net transcripts ep12 html

Released 9/20/2016


Why Engineers Turn Into Teachers

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Six teachers who once studied and practiced engineering talk about their opinions on K12 engineering education In this focus group they give insights for school administrators practicing engineers and other engineering teachers who weren t practicing engineers Engineer Pius Wong hosts Thank you to guests Donald Jones Amy Colburn CJ Salzman Rita Loughrin Jack Hwang and Bart Krieger Also thank you to Melanie Kong who helped organize this episode Mentioned in this episode Education and Certification Qualifications of Departmentalized Public High School-Level Teachers of Selected Subjects Evidence From the 2011 12 Schools and Staffing Survey National Center for Education Statistics p 26 http nces ed gov pubs2015 2015814 pdf Boeing Community Engagement http www boeing com principles community-engagement page Engineering Education subreddit https www reddit com r engineeringeducation Our theme music comes from School Zone radio edit by The Honorable Sleaze our interlude music is from Theme P and Love is Chemical by Steve Combs and our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor All are used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net A transcript for this episode is at http www k12engineering net transcripts ep11 html

Released 9/13/2016


Helping Kids Explore STEM Careers

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How do you recognize and nurture kids interests in careers in science technology engineering and math STEM Guest Lois Melbourne speaks about this topic as a former CEO of a company in talent management software and as the author of the illustrated children s book called The STEM Club Goes Exploring Engineer Pius Wong is your host My Future Story website http myfuturestory com My Future Story on Facebook https www facebook com MyFutureStories Lois Melbourne on Twitter https twitter com loismelbourne Our opening music comes from School Zone radio edit by The Honorable Sleaze our interlude music is from Theme P by Steve Combs and our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor All are used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 The graphic in this episode s cover art comes with permission from the cover of Lois Melbourne s book Subscribe and find more podcast information at www k12engineering net A transcript for this episode is at http www k12engineering net transcripts ep10 html

Released 8/30/2016


Empathy

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Do engineers have empathy Can they get into other people s heads How do empathy and the arts relate to engineering education We talk about this with today s guest Rachel Fahrig an educator with experience in high school science and engineering We also preview our submissions to the SXSW conference both related to integrating the arts with engineering This episode was recorded in a market in Austin TX so there is some background noise You can vote for our SXSW proposals on integrated arts and engineering online Improv Art Games for Designers Engineers is at http panelpicker sxsw com vote 61557 and Electronic Quilts Weaving Art with Engineering is at http panelpicker sxsw com vote 60958 One engineering abstract related to Empathic Lead User Analysis is here http proceedings asmedigitalcollection asme org proceeding aspx articleid 1604193 If you don t know that Lily Tomlin sketch of Edith Ann here s one example https youtu be u-Jcny8RiMg list PL lxjlU 5l5k2TWzH1GyLdH-7b6tBU-QF Our theme music comes from School Zone radio edit by The Honorable Sleaze Our other music today is from William Henry Harrison High School Fight Song by Steve Combs All are used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 A transcript for this episode is at http www k12engineering net transcripts ep9 html

Released 8/23/2016


Engineering Teachers Replicate Themselves Part 2

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Get tips on how to run a better professional development or PD for engineering teachers directly from the trainers who just ran one This is Part 2 of a topic we started in the previous episode Melanie Kong melaniekong and Natalie Wyll are teachers who formerly practiced engineering in industry and they just finished running a teacher PD They discuss how it went and what worked Teacher Ellen Browne EllenSBrowne also joins the discussion since she helped run the same PD Engineer Sadhan SadhanSathya co-hosts with Pius PiusWong again today Our theme music comes from School Zone radio edit by The Honorable Sleaze Our music clips in the middle came from Live Wire by Steve Combs and our closing music came from Late for School by Bleeptor All are used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 A transcript for this episode is at http www k12engineering net transcripts ep8 html

Released 8/16/2016


Engineering Teachers Replicate Themselves Part 1

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How do you prepare to train engineering teachers Two teachers who are also engineers are preparing to train more teachers this summer to teach engineering Guests Melanie Kong and Natalie Wyll are chemical and architectural engineers originally and between the both of them they have a few years of experience teaching high school engineering They use the general engineering curriculum Engineer Your World developed by The University of Texas at Austin with sponsorship from the National Science Foundation Melanie and Natalie haven t run this training session before Here they discuss their mindset before they lead the two-week session and in a future episode we hope to hear their thoughts after this session is complete Guest mechanical engineer Sadhan Sathyaseelan moderated this conversation with help from Pius Wong Links to items referenced in the episode Engineer Your World high school curriculum http www engineeryourworld org Padlet online tool http padlet com Our opening music comes from School Zone radio edit by The Honorable Sleaze our interstitial music and closing music are from Love Is Chemical and Theme P by Steve Combs All are used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe review and send comments online On Twitter it s piuswong Like us on Facebook https www facebook com K12EngineeringEducation And review us on iTunes https itunes apple com us podcast k12-engineering-education id1119404863 mt 2 A transcript for this episode is at http www k12engineering net transcripts ep7 html

Released 8/09/2016


Robot Philanthropy

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Engineer Jeff Munn talks about teaching kids robotics in an orphanage in India Jeff works for engineering hardware-software company National Instruments based in Austin Texas With his company s support he volunteers for a program from the nonprofit organizations Science in a Suitcase and the Miracle Foundation The program aims to educate often marginalized children around the world and they are raising funds for another trip to India to help another orphanage He talks about teaching techniques educational equipment how he became an engineer despite starting as a musician and what engineering means to him Links to organizations mentioned on this show Donate https give miraclefoundation org fundraise fcid 641437 National Instruments http www ni com en-us html Miracle Foundation http www miraclefoundation org Science in a Suitcase http www scienceinasuitcase com LEGO Education WeDo https education lego com en-us products lego-education-wedo-construction-set 9580 LEGO Mindstorms http www lego com en-us mindstorms domainredir mindstorms lego com GreatNonprofits http greatnonprofits org Our opening music comes from School Zone radio edit by The Honorable Sleaze and our closing music is from Learn To Live With What You re Not by Steve Combs Both are used under a Creative Commons Attribution License creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe review and send comments online On Twitter it s piuswong Like us on Facebook https www facebook com K12EngineeringEducation And review us on iTunes https itunes apple com us podcast k12-engineering-education id1119404863 mt 2 Thanks for listening A transcript for this episode is at http www k12engineering net transcripts ep6 html

Released 7/26/2016


Going To Conferences

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We talk about the pros and cons of attending professional conferences related to engineering education including South by Southwest EDU SXSWedu whose deadline is coming up Teacher Rachel Fahrig gives tips on how to make the most of your time at conferences and suggests some good ones This episode was recorded at Black Walnut Cafe in Austin Our opening music comes from School Zone radio edit by The Honorable Sleaze and our closing music is from William Henry Harrison High School Fight Song by Steve Combs Both are used under a Creative Commons Attribution License creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe review and send comments online On Twitter it s piuswong Like us on Facebook https www facebook com K12EngineeringEducation And review us on iTunes https itunes apple com us podcast k12-engineering-education id1119404863 mt 2 Thanks for listening A transcript for this episode is at http www k12engineering net transcripts ep5 html

Released 7/19/2016


Teaching High School Engineering Better

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Teacher Jerry Molde Moldenhauer talks about what he s learned while teaching engineering to high school students over the past years in Austin Texas Molde and Pius discuss Project Lead The Way PLTW one of the leading K12 engineering curriculum providers today teaching engineering when you re not an engineer appropriately teaching math in engineering class STEAM and other acronyms and the importance of mentors in the engineering classroom Our opening music comes from School Zone radio edit by The Honorable Sleaze and our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor Both are used under a Creative Commons Attribution License creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Let me know what you want to talk about in K12 Engineering Education by connecting on Twitter piuswong Thanks for listening A transcript for this episode is at http www k12engineering net transcripts ep4 html

Released 7/12/2016


Teaching Teachers When You re Not One

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Engineers Sadhan Sathyaseelan and Pius Wong both have trained high school teachers in engineering curricula We re talking about what we ve learned as non-teachers to successfully train teachers in professional development programs spanning different engineering disciplines How does it compare to teaching undergraduates Or our own experiences learning and practicing engineering in school and at work Our opening music today comes from School Zone radio edit by The Honorable Sleaze and our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor Both are used under a Creative Commons Attribution License creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Let me know what you want to talk about in K12 Engineering Education by connecting on Twitter piuswong Thanks for listening A transcript for this episode is at http www k12engineering net transcripts ep3 html

Released 6/28/2016


Educational Standards

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Engineer Pius Wong speaks with teacher Rachel Fahrig about educational standards including NGSS and Common Core We cover what they mean the various strong opinions about them and how they might broadly affect K12 engineering courses Rachel is a specialist in instructional support for a high school engineering curriculum that is produced by the University of Texas at Austin and that is taught to high school students across the country Our opening music comes from School Zone radio edit by The Honorable Sleaze and our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor Both are used under a Creative Commons Attribution License creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Let me know what you want to talk about in K12 Engineering Education by connecting on Twitter piuswong Thanks for listening A transcript for this episode is at http www k12engineering net transcripts ep2 html

Released 6/14/2016


Why K12 Engineering Pilot

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In our inaugural episode of The K12 Engineering Education Podcast guests Rachel Fahrig and Sadhan Sathyaseelan speak with host Pius Wong about the importance of teaching engineering at younger ages and the questions we d like to answer about this field in the future Thanks to Jeff Munn for help on sound Our opening music comes from School Zone radio edit by The Honorable Sleaze and our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor Both are used under a Creative Commons Attribution License creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Let me know what you want to talk about in K12 Engineering Education by connecting on Twitter piuswong Thanks for listening Subscribe read transcripts and find more podcast information at www k12engineering net A transcript for this first episode is at www k12engineering net transcripts ep1 html The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com

Released 5/31/2016