The K12 Engineering Education Podcast

Series produced by Pius Wong

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A show for educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and parents interested in bringing engineering to younger ages.

Promoting education in engineering and design for all ages. Produced by Pios Labs (www.pioslabs.com) and hosted by Pius Wong, engineer.

This podcast is for educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and parents interested in bringing engineering to younger ages. Listen to real conversations among various professionals in the engineering education space, as we try to find better ways to educate and inspire kids in engineering thinking. For episode transcripts and more information, visit: www.k12engineering.net

Topics include overcoming institutional barriers to engineering and STEM in K12, cool ways to teach engineering, equity in access to engineering, industry needs for engineers, strategies for training teachers, "edtech" solutions for K12 classrooms, curriculum and pedagogy reviews, and research on how kids learn engineering knowledge and skills. Thanks for listening. Hide full description

Promoting education in engineering and design for all ages. Produced by Pios Labs (www.pioslabs.com) and hosted by Pius Wong, engineer. This podcast is for educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and parents interested in bringing engineering to younger ages. Listen to real conversations among various professionals in the engineering education space, as we try to find better ways to educate and inspire kids in engineering thinking. For episode transcripts and more information, visit: www.k12engineering.net Topics include overcoming institutional barriers to engineering and STEM in K12, cool ways to teach engineering, equity in access to engineering, industry needs for engineers, strategies for training teachers, "edtech" solutions for K12 classrooms, curriculum and pedagogy reviews,... Show full description


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18 Pieces

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Caption: The photo in this episode’s cover art was taken at the Austin Convention Center during SXSW EDU 2018. It shows a collaborative wall for attendees to write on and draw on during the conference., Credit: Pios Labs
We recap the South by Southwest Education conference (SXSW EDU) in 2018 after it ends, talking about the reactions of attendees, educational techno...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2018
  • Length: 48:21
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Neuroscience research needs help from many fields, including engineering. Dr. Talia Lerner describes some of the engineering tools that she uses to...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2018
  • Length: 31:00
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Recorded in the middle of South by Southwest (SXSW) EDU 2018, this episode features educator Rachel and engineer Pius. They discuss their immediate...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2018
  • Length: 25:09
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What is engineering? What are the important aspects of engineering that anybody should know? Can we talk about all this without getting too deep in...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2018
  • Length: 27:36
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The SXSW Education conference and festival in 2017 highlighted equity, fairness, and justice as a major theme. How does this apply to engineering ...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2018
  • Length: 43:03
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Society is headed toward more driverless cars, self-driving cars, shared cars, connected fleets, and all kinds of autonomous vehicles (AVs). How wi...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 35:10
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Anxiety in engineering education sometimes comes from doing math. What does math anxiety feel like? What are its causes and effects? How do you dea...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2018
  • Length: 27:40
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Robots, role models, rap, and more all stood out at the 2017 South by Southwest (SXSW) conference and festival. Pius highlights products, programs,...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2018
  • Length: 29:05
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How can we deal with data better? How can we teach kids to deal with data better? Sarah Morris from the nonprofit Nuclear Learning Network has some...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2018
  • Length: 25:06
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Pius reviews with Rachel five mobile apps related to engineering education, available on Android and iOS. A ten-year-old guest reviewer also gives...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2017
  • Length: 29:56
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Dr. Jenni Buckley and Dr. Amy Trauth-Nare from the University of Delaware talk about Orthopaedics in Action (OIA), their curriculum in biomechanics...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2017
  • Length: 34:54
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We close out Season 2 with another visit from Rachel, an educator with experience in school improvement strategies. First Pius and Rachel discuss f...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2017
  • Length: 33:52
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Teachers at all-girls schools might have insights on how to engage more young people – especially girls – into engineering. Several teachers at The...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2017
  • Length: 52:36
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How can teachers expose their students to more engineering role models? What do they do if they don’t have time to arrange visits and field trips? ...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2017
  • Length: 15:22
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Hear from two nonprofit organizations trying to provide girls with more education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)

  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 47:25
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We talk strategies for teaching computer science (CS), with Dr. Cynthia Taylor, a computer science professor at The University of Illinois at Chica...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2017
  • Length: 37:10
Caption: The cover art for this episode is full of origami cranes, and it is inspired by “the birds activity” from past podcast guest Ellen Browne, which Melanie describes at the end of this episode; it is also inspired by the colored puzzle pieces historically us, Credit: Pios Labs
In the big push for more engineers today, can we get them from autistic students? Research has shown that college students with autism spectrum dis...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2017
  • Length: 40:45
Caption: The K12 Engineering Education Podcast, Season 1, Credit: Pios Labs
We explore the alleged phenomenon of teachers getting bad dreams and nightmares, more often than everyone else, starting with several engineering t...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2017
  • Length: 34:47