Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

The Technology Teacher

Volume

64

Issue

5

Publisher

International Technology and Engineering Educators Association

Publication Date

2005

First Page

23

Last Page

26

Abstract

The article reports that the overall impact of the National Center for Engineering and Technology Education (NCETE) is to strengthen the nation's capacity to deliver effective engineering and technology education in the K-12 schools. Further, it informs that the National Science Foundation established the Centers for Learning and Teaching (CLT) program to address needs in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce. The CLT program has three goals, based upon stated national needs. First, CLT are expected to renew and diversify the cadre of national leaders in STEM education. The CLT includes partners with strengths in engineering and in technology education, including four land-grant university research partners and five technology education partners geographically distributed across the United States. On September 15, 2004, NCETE received funding from the National Science Foundation as one of the 17 CLTs in the country. The ultimate goal of NCETE is to infuse engineering design, problem solving, and analytical skills into K-12 schools through technology education and to increase the quality, quantity, and diversity of engineering and technology educators.