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Baltimore Workshop

Broadening Advanced Technological Education Connections (BATEC)

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Deborah Boisvert

About

Broadening Advanced Technological Education Connections (BATEC) is the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education National Center for Computing and Information Technologies. BATEC’s efforts in curriculum, outreach, and research reflect the demands of the 21st century workplace. BATEC is working in the urban areas of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Las Vegas to:

Urban Advantage: Formal-Informal Collaborations to Improve Science Learning and Teaching

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Jim Short

Background

Loudoun County Public Schools Academy of Science

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George Wolfe

Background
In 2002, Loudoun County identified a need to provide a program for county residents that would specialize in science and math. In January 2005, upon hiring a director, the planning for the Academy of Science (AOS) began. In delineating a mission statement, the core of planning revolved around creating an environment where students would be challenged to leave high school with the skills needed in an increasingly “global” society where STEM skills will be important, regardless of career choices.

Improving STEM Education Through the Redesign of the Advanced Placement Science Courses

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Serena Magrogan

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The GLOBE California Academy Program: Strengthening College and Career Readiness in STEM by Leveraging School Structure and Student Aspirations

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Svetlana Darche

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The FabLab Classroom: Learning Middle School Science Through Engineering Design and Manufacturing

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Glen Bull, Eric Bredder, Peter Malcolm, and Nigel Standish

Background
The undergraduate engineering curriculum is being transformed by advanced manufacturing technologies. Within the past year, desktop manufacturing systems have become affordable at the K-12 level. The Commonwealth Engineering Design (CED) Academies are being established with two goals:

Biology Levers Out of Mathematics (BLOOM)

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Christian Schunn