Year Five Report
Utah State University
The National Center for Engineering and Technology Education (NCETE) received funding from the National Science Foundation on September 15, 2004. Originally NCETE proposed the following goals for the Center: • To build capacity in graduate education and develop a new cadre of leaders who are engaged in research, teacher preparation, and professional development with the knowledge and skill to integrate engineering into technology education • To conduct research in how students learn engineering and technological concepts; how students learn design and problem solving, assessment and evaluation strategies; and how best to prepare technology teachers • To refocus technology teacher education (TTE) to prepare increasing numbers of new teachers, representing the diversity of the nation, who can infuse engineering principles, predictive analytical methods, and design into the K-12 schools • To design and deliver professional development for practicing K-12 teachers and TTE faculty to enhance their knowledge and skills so they can infuse engineering principles, predictive analytical methods, and design into the curriculum, thereby enhancing problem solving abilities in students. • To develop methods for encouraging a diverse array of K-12 students to choose science, technology engineering and mathematics careers.
Faculty, NCETE, "Year Five Annual Report: Activities, Findings and Evaluators' Reports" (2009). Reports to NSF. Paper 5.