April 20, 2011

Program emphasizes hands-on learning at Kyrene school

Posted: Apr 20, 2011 | 3 min 6 sec

"Where is that next generation of engineers and scientists going to come from?" asks Paul Johnson, dean of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, who spoke to an audience of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders at Kyrene Centennial Middle School in Phoenix at the closing of the yearlong ASU Citizen-Scientist-Engineer at Kyrene program.

The project, part of a K-12 education outreach effort funded by Science Foundation of Arizona and administered by ASU’s Graduate College, pairs ASU doctoral students with Kyrene students to work on project-based challenges.

In its second year, the after-school program aims to spark and nurture curiosity among middle school students by offering hands-on learning situations such as designing prosthetics, water filtration devices and renewable energy models.

"We want our children and our schools to learn about 21st-century skills and experience it for themselves. … skills like communication, collaboration, creativity, systems thinking, modeling," said Tirupalavanam Ganesh, assistant professor of engineering education at ASU.

This video was filmed and edited by Andy Jeffreys and produced by Tirupalavanam Ganesh, Andrew Webber and Pamela Garrett.

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