Abstract: Engineering and Technology as a Nexus to Integrate STEM Components

Presenter(s): Bijan B. Gillani, CSU East Bay

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) strive for integration of sciences, engineering, mathematics, and technology (STEM). Unfortunately the engineering and technology components are just blips, and their integration to other subjects of STEM in K-12 education is virtually non-existent.

The purpose of this presentation is to propose a pedagogical model, one example developed by the author(s) where engineering and technology provide the interconnection to integrate the other topics of STEM.