Measuring the Effectiveness of Middle School STEM-Innovation and Engineering Design Curricula

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This DRK-12 Impact Study project investigates the effectiveness of STEM-Innovation and Design (STEM-ID) curricula in approximately 29 middle schools, targeting 29 engineering teachers and approximately 5,000 students across middle grades in Georgia. This 3-year middle school Engineering and Technology course sequence was developed and implemented as part of the AMP-IT-UP (#1238089) Math/Science Partnership.The project-based learning curricula align with national math and science standards, introduce students to advanced manufacturing tools such as computer aided design (CAD) and 3D printing, incorporate engineering concepts such as pneumatics, robotics and aeronautics, increase student awareness of career paths, and address the concerns of technical employers wanting workers with problem solving, teamwork, and communication skills.

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