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Dayton STEM Educator Workshop

Dayton STEM Educator Workshop

  POSTED ON: Friday, February 17, 2017 8:00 AM by Angela Moran

Twenty-seven teachers from Dayton, OH area schools built and launched underwater robots and delved into complimentary real world topics at the University of Dayton on Friday, Feb 17 and Saturday, Feb 18 during a STEM educator workshop hosted by the University of Dayton Research Institute.

Sponsored by the USNA STEM Center for Education and Outreach and DoD STEM, in conjunction with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Educational Outreach Program, the workshop was designed to provide the educators with hands-on, project-based training in current technical content areas with real world relevance.

Scientists and engineers from USNA STEM, UD Research Institute, and UD School of Engineering, as well as local industry partner, Faraday Technology Corporation, facilitated activities in sensors, circuits, robotics, corrosion, sound, light and ocean physics, and engineering design applications. Emphasis was placed on building the STEM community of teachers and DoD and industry personnel in the local area.

Daniel Andrews, Wright-Patterson AFB Educational Outreach and K-12 STEM Team Lead, noted “It was amazing to see the diversity of thought and the variety of teachers in different school districts that participated in the workshop. These teachers can expand their curriculum and use the assistance from both staffs at the Naval Academy STEM Center and WPAFB Educational Outreach. The importance of leveraging partnerships for the greater good, the Air Force and Navy once again mastered that with this teacher workshop.”

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