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Engineering Design Process Pipeline Exchange

Expanding the Engineering Design Process Pipeline Exchange

STEM Pre-Academy has explored the Engineering Design Process with Hawai‘i schoolteachers and engineering mentors for more than ten years. In 2011, Quality Function Deployment (QFD), a model for product development, was implemented in our first design process workshop, led by Scott Miller, a professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hawai‘i College of Engineering. Two years of Research and Engineering Design (RED) clinics for middle school teachers and students followed, and formed a basis for the Castle Engineering Pipeline Project, a five-year professional development project sponsored by the Pacific American Foundation and funded by the Castle Foundation.

Since those early years, positive impacts of STEM education have resulted in the integration of engineering approaches such as the engineering design process into nationwide K-12 education standards. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) were adopted by the Hawai‘i DOE in 2016.

STEM Pre-Academy amassed a rich compilation of resources on engineering education and the engineering design process. We are pleased to present these resources to you here.

Many resources were created by participating teachers; others have been adapted from various external sources for use in Hawai‘i classrooms. Also included are a number of inspiring and informative video presentations captured over the years. The collection continues to grow!