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Engineering in the Middle School

On June 22 and 23, 2015, a workshop on the Engineering Design Process in middle schools was held at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.  Organized by the Hawaii Department of Education, the Office of Naval Research Project and Educational Leadership Program at Chaminade University, and STEM Pre-Academy, the workshop focused on giving teachers a solid foundation for implementing the Engineering Design Process in their classes.

Raedelle Van Fossen, a science and technology teacher at Niu Valley Middle School in Honolulu.

Raedelle Van Fossen, a science and technology teacher at Niu Valley Middle School in Honolulu, shared a classroom activity on adaptation at the “Engineering in the Middle School” professional development held at the University of Hawaii Manoa. The two-day workshop on June 22 and June 23 was a partnership between the state Department of Education, Chaminade University and STEM Pre-Academy.

Katherine Kawaguchi, director of the Office of Naval Research Project and Educational Leadership Program at Chaminade University

Katherine Kawaguchi, director of the Office of Naval Research Project and Educational Leadership Program at Chaminade University, facilitated the workshop.

Science teachers at the Engineering in the Middle School workshop.

Science teachers at the “Engineering in the Middle School” workshop.