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Pre-College Group

Welcome to this new forum for everyone interested in K-12 engineering education who wants to exchange ideas, information, and awareness both about ASME's Pre-College projects and programs, and those...
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IDEAS Integrated Design Engineering Activity Series

Engineering in the Middle School Classroom!

IDEAS is the result of a project funded by The Engineering Foundation and organized by two of the worlds major engineering societies, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Our goal when soliciting project activities was to identify low-cost, "hands-on" engineering projects for use in middle schools math, science and technology classes. The announcement attracted over 60 entries from teachers, engineers, and concerned educational and professional groups.  A panel of middle school teachers and engineers helped to plan the project and evaluated the entries. The resulting 'IDEAS' projects have been adapted from those entries.


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