Ticketed event: $25.00
As excitement surrounding K-12 and engineering builds, we need to be mindful of the nuances between science, engineering, and related demonstration activities and art and construction projects, as well as distinctions between engineering design and design thinking. Workshop participants will engage in lively debate and hands-on activities to help elucidate differences and commonalities for teachers in this space. The contents of this workshop have been designed specifically for this audience and conference, and are not a rehash of material you will find online.
• A "kit" (per the workshop description) sent prior to the workshop to people who register by 7/1/21
• Presentations and posters customizable for use in classrooms
• Activity write-ups
• Ties to International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Next Generation Science Standards
Dr. Laura Bottomley is a Teaching Associate Professor in the Colleges of Engineering and Education at NC State University. She is the Director of Engineering Education, and the Director of Women in Engineering (WIE) and The Engineering Place (TEP) for K-20 Outreach. Under Bottomley, NC State’s Women in Engineering program is successfully boosting the number of women engineers in academia and industry. WIE was selected as the outstanding program for 2008 by WEPAN, the Women in Engineering Program Advocates Network and featured in Prism Magazine in 2015 for it success. With TEP, Dr. Bottomley and her colleagues reach more than 20,000 students, teachers and parents each year through camps for K-12 students, programs that send college students into schools, and teacher workshops in STEM and engineering for K-12 teachers.
Dr. Bottomley has served on numerous national committees including the National Assessment of Educational Progress assessment for engineering and technological literacy, various IEEE extension projects and with the National Academy of Engineering to guide the Implementation of K-12 Engineering. Among her recognitions are two Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics, Science and Engineering Mentoring Awards (PAESMEM) from the White House (one programmatic and one individual) and an Informal Education Award from IEEE. She was also inducted into the YWCA Academy of Women for her contributions to eliminating racism and empowering women, and, in 2012, was named one of 125 Transformational Women at NC State. She is a Fellow of IEEE and ASEE. Bottomley received her bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech in 1984 and 1985, respectively. She received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from NC State in 1992.
Dr. Tameshia Ballard Baldwin is an Assistant Teaching Professor working jointly in the College of Engineering and the Department of STEM Education within the College of Education at North Carolina State University with a focus on engineering education initiatives across the K-20 spectrum. She earned a B.S. in Biological Engineering from North Carolina State University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Biological Systems Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Baldwin teaches undergraduate courses in the First Year Engineering Program and in the Department of STEM Education. Dr. Baldwin's research interests include self-efficacy, motivation, STEM identity development and persistence of underrepresented populations in STEM, and engineering design in K-12.
Evelyn Brown is the director of extension research and development for Industry Expansion Solutions (IES), the industrial extension services arm of the NC State College of Engineering. Her work includes developing relationships with faculty whose research interests can be applied to solve problems for North Carolina manufacturers. She also focuses on creating opportunities for faculty and students to work on federal, state and agency funded grants in partnership with IES. Evelyn is part of the Evaluation Services Team at IES that provides formative and summative evaluation for grant-funded projects, including many types of National Science Foundation (NSF) grants (ATE, Convergence Accelerator, CyberCorps®, IGE, ITEST, S-STEM, REU), as well as Department of Education, Department of Labor, NASA, and USDA grants. Prior to her role at IES, Evelyn spent 18 years in academia, including 11 years as a faculty member in the Department of Engineering at East Carolina University. Evelyn has a B.S. in mathematics from Furman University, an M.S. in operations research from NC State University and a Ph. D. in systems engineering from University of Virginia. In 2015, Evelyn was recognized by INSIGHT into Diversity magazine as one of the “100 Inspiring Women in STEM”. She currently serves as an ABET program evaluator and is on the East Carolina University Department of Engineering advisory board.
A creative and engaging K-12 engineering educator and researcher in higher education with experience in teaching, curriculum development, assessment, and program design. Originally trained as an engineer, working as a public school middle school teacher fueled the passion to engage students and support teachers. My work as an assistant professor involves training pre-service and inservice teachers for both formal and informal educational environments using content expertise, learning theory, pedagogical strategies, and design techniques to create transformative learning experiences for students of various levels. I also research and develop instruments with the goal of unobtrusive assessment of student knowledge by highlighting process and products that are the results of interactions during engineering problem-solving experiences.