Mines and East Middle School, engineering a winning partnership
Golden, Colo., Jan. 26, 2010—Colorado School of Mines and East Middle School in Aurora Public Schools have been recognized as an exemplary K-12 – university partnership in engineering education by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
Mines graduate students Christie O’Hara and Michael Asheim and Mathematical and Computer Sciences Professor Barbara Moskal, as well as East Middle School teachers Jennifer Case and John Brockway, were selected to represent their institutions for the Best Practices Panel in the Middle School Division. Linda Lung, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, also participated.
According to ASEE’s evaluation committee, the Mines-East Middle School partnership demonstrated proven success in the classroom, engineering engagement and knowledge acquisition by K-12 students through age appropriate activities and lessons.
Their work will be the focus of a presentation and panel discussion at the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition in Austin, Texas, in June.
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