Advancing Excellence in P-12 Engineering Education (AEEE)

(2017) The 1st Advancing Excellence in P-12 Engineering Education Symposium

The 1st Advancing Excellence in P-12 Engineering Education Symposium:
Progressions of Learning in Engineering for Secondary Schools
Baltimore, MD – August 16th, 2017 – August 18th, 2017


The 1st Advancing Excellence in P-12 Engineering Education (AEEE) Symposium was held from August 16th to 18th, 2017 at the Engineer’s Club in Baltimore, MD. The purpose of the AEEE project and the related symposia is to promote collaboration across the engineering and education community, to pursue a vision and direction for P-12 Engineering Education; and second, to develop a coherent content framework for scaffolding the teaching and learning of engineering and design at the secondary level. The 1st AEEE Symposium focused specifically on the establishment of a Taxonometric Structure of Engineering Concepts and Progressions of Learning in Engineering (PLiE) for secondary school programs. Videos from the 1st AEEE Symposium can be accessed at https://www.iteea.org/Activities/2142/AEEE_P12/AEEEResources.aspx#tabs.

The AEEE project was initiated by Drs. Michael Grubbs, Greg Strimel, and Tanner Huffman and has continued as an ongoing research study. For the 1st AEEE Symposium, the leadership purposefully identified and selected a wide range of individuals to gain equitable perspectives on how best to address engineering at the P-12 level. Dr. Tanner Huffman, stated, “with nearly 40 participants, and a number of sponsors, this event was well received, and will provide the foundation for future work.” 

1st AEEE Project and the High School Engineering Education Symposium Agenda

1st AEEE Project and the High School Engineering Education Symposium Photos

1st AEEE Symposium Participants - (A printable list of project Coordinators, Advisors, and Authors.)