07.21.11

DYF Institute III: Engineering is Elementary – Thursday

Posted in Dyf at 10:40 pm by Beth

Outline for the Day

Review yesterday and address feedback
Time to prepare for evening presentations
Marshmallow Challenge
Designing Bridges
Presenting to Engineers and Children
Minute Paper Continue reading

07.20.11

DYF Institute III: Engineering is Elementary – Wednesday

Posted in Dyf at 9:03 pm by Beth

Inspiration for the Day

We got inspiration from Sheryl Steiner’s experience working with middle school children who ended up winning a national transportation design competition.

We watched the Build a Tower, Build A Team to learn that Kindergartners are great designers when working on teams. Continue reading

07.19.11

DYF Institute III: Engineering is Elementary – Tuesday

Posted in Dyf at 10:37 pm by Beth

Participants shared ideas about how they help students learn how to work in groups. Some themes were team building, strategies for selecting teams, roles on teams. In addition participants designed parachutes and tested water filters. Continue reading

07.18.11

DYF Institute III: Engineering is Elementary – Monday

Posted in Dyf at 5:05 pm by Beth

Beth then presented an overview of why it is important to teach engineering to K-12 students. We tied engineering to local needs as described by the Decade of Difference project, based on the Targets of Opportunity. We discussed the difference between science, engineering and technology. Continue reading

05.26.10

HyTEC Fuel Cell Refresher- DYF Teacher Institute

Posted in Dyf at 11:22 am by Beth

Brooks, Forrest, Ellen and Jim (on left) and Maggie, Becca, Byron and Dave (on right)

DYF participants meet the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.

The second followup for the DYF Teacher Institute II occurred on May 23, 2010 from 8am- 4pm… Continue reading

05.16.10

RCEA Kits: Windbelts and Power Drill Generators DYF Teacher Institute

Posted in Dyf at 10:22 pm by Beth

Errin and Forrest

Errin and Forrest with a Can You WorKIT

The first Followup for the DYF Teacher Institute II occurred on May 16, 2010 from 8am- 4pm at Humboldt State University. Links to the materials provided at the institute are available below.

Seven DYF teachers attended Brooks Franklin, Ellen Osten,  Rebecca Schuler… Continue reading

05.14.10

Building the Half Windbelts

Posted in Dyf at 10:22 pm by Lonny

DYF prebuild Team Aero Marty FuzzyTeam Aero works with Marty to develop wind belts for DYF teachers.

In preparation for the Sunday workshop, Team Aero members Andres Pineda, Elisabeth Johnson, Holly Leopardi, and Nathen Theobald worked with CNRS Equipment Tech Marty Reed to build ten… Continue reading

10.28.09

Service Learning and Appropedia

Posted in Dyf at 12:57 am by admin

Lonny was honored to present to the Humboldt State University Business Partners Steering Committee Meeting.  He presented on his service learning based, engineering courses as well as leveraging Appropedia.  The presentation highlights many Engineering 215 projects.

09.11.09

Rube Goldberg Inventions – Fall 2009

Posted in Dyf at 5:00 pm by Lonny

The HSU Engr215 Rube Goldberg Inventions demonstrations of Fall 2009 were a great success.  We had a variety of celebrity judges including teachers (thank you Dustin Poppendieck and Jessie Misha Cretser-Hartenstein), past students and a 9 year old (his birthday was last week).

Here are some of the Rube Goldberg photos:

A14-7 1 A14-7 2 Awesome Possum 2 A14-7 3 Buddha Crush 1 Buddha Crush 2 Awesome Possum 3 Awesome Possum 1 Original Inc 1 Original Inc 2 SMASH 2 SMASH 1 3/4 Virtu 2 Virtu 1

All of the projects went great, with each team completing… Continue reading

08.08.09

DYF Institute II – Friday

Posted in Dyf at 4:52 pm by Beth

On Friday participants shared what they learned from meeting with the engineers. They learned how to design a bridge on the computer, learned about TED and Appropedia projects. Lastly post assessments and a focus group assessment were completed. Participants left with their curriculum and equipment. Continue reading

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