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Upcoming ITEEA STEMinar: Get a Jumpstart on Fall! What Works for Engaging ALL Students in Engineering?

May 24, 2021

ITEEA's specially designed professional development STEMinar series focuses on Technology and Engineering Education best practices for leading Integrative STEM Education (I-STEM Education) in your school.


STEMinars are free to ITEEA members; $45.00 for non-members, unless otherwise indicated. 

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May 26, 2021 at 6:00PM (EST)

Get a Jumpstart on Fall! What Works for Engaging ALL Students in Engineering?

Presenters: Cary I. Sneider and Mihir K. Ravel


Summer is the time to map out your coming year, and the Covid gap is a great chance to jumpstart your teaching to engage ALL kids in engineering. Join us for a double-team/double-feature session with Mihir Ravel and Cary Sneider sharing their personal guidelines for success gained from developing nationally recognized hands-on engineering curricula, coupled with findings from the last two decades of education research in how students think about, learn, and benefit from engineering design activities. As technology educators, we know that engineering design is a powerful force for improving our world to have affordable food, cleaner water, and better health, but the trick is to get that message across to ALL of our kids. We hope this session will give you a jumpstart on helping your students appreciate the value of engineering skills while diving headlong into joyful design.




Cary I. Sneider is a Visiting Scholar in the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University, with interests in engineering and astronomy education research. He served as advisor to the NRC committee that developed A Framework for K-12 Science Education, and was the leader of the engineering design writing team for Next Generation Science Standards. For his lifetime contributions he received the NSTA Robert H. Carleton Award for national leadership in science education.

Mihir K. Ravel is a noted technologist and pioneering educator in electronic system design and STEM learning. He is a Visiting Scholar at Portland State University’s Maseeh College of Engineering focusing on design-centric approaches to the integration of science and engineering education. Prior to his public service, Mihir’s industry career spanned three decades of leading R&D organizations as Vice-President of Technology for National Instruments and Director of Strategic Technologies for Tektronix.