Integrated STEAM Engineering Education Courses

 Dr. Nepal and SPA

Summer 2017 

TEGR 528 (EDUC 327) Engineering in the P-12 Classroom

(3 graduate credits; 4 undergraduate credits) June 12 -16; 8:00 - 4:30. This hands-on course is designed for educators. Topics include an overview of current P-12 engineering, exploration of pedagogy and content, links to academic standards, and assessment of classroom initiatives. Educators will learn of programs, methods and other educators who have introduced engineering into P-12 classes across several disciplines. Engineering resources for teachers will be presented. Educators will create a unit or module focused on a hand-on engineering activity for P-12 students in their licensure area. Contact course instructors Dr. Debbie Monson at debbie.monson@stthomas.edu and Dr. Deb Besser at deb.besser@stthomas.edu if you have any questions.
 
  

EGED 612 Digital Electronics and Computing Systems  

(3 graduate credits) June 19 - 23; 8:00 - 4:30. This course explores the fundamentals principles that have enabled the "digital computing revolution" in communications, computing, entertainment, and monitoring systems. Educators will learn about Binary number system, Boolean logic, Design of digital systems, the architecture of a microprocessor, interfacing it with external circuitry/sensors and communicating with the processor through a computer programming language. Educators will complete a course project that will be due the first week of August. Contact course instructor Dr. Kundan Nepal at kundan.nepal@stthomas.edu with any questions.
 
 

EGED 699 Manufacturing Engineering in the Classroom

(3 graduate credits) June 19 - 23; 8:00 - 4:30. This course covers the basic principles and processes of how things are made. The topics covered will be a survey of how materials go from their initial acquisition from the earth to useful products. This will include traditional metal shaping processes (casting, forming, machining, etc.), traditional plastic shaping processes (thermoforming, injection molding, extrusion, etc.), and new processes such as micro- and nano-manufacturing and 3D printing. A course project will be due the first week of August. Contact course instructor Dr. John Wentz at went2252@stthomas.edu with any questions.
 

Fall 2017

EGED 530 (ENGR 130) Fundamentals of Engineering

(3 graduate credits; 4 undergraduate credits) Tentative dates: Sept 8/9, Sept 29/30, Oct 27/28, Nov 17/18, (Dec 1/2), Fri 5:30 pm - 8:30pm /Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. Learn more than textbook engineering with experiences in electronics, machine design, manufacturing engineering, computer programming, thermodynamics, statics, fluids and mechanics of materials. Engaging engineering professors go beyond relating the content with academic standards connections as they provide the “inside scoop” on breaking innovations as well as the inside story on the historical importance. Instructor coordinator: Dr. Deb Besser. Contact Deb Besser at deb.besser@stthomas.edu with any questions. 
 

Spring 2018

EGEG 531 Engineering Design

(3 graduate credits) [tentatively Friday 4:30 - 8:30/Saturday 8:30 to 3:30: Feb 2/3, Mar 2/3, Mar 23/24, April 20/21] The engineering design process for PK-12 educators: design projects, hands-on computer labs, lectures and field trips will introduce students to how the engineering design process is applied in a variety of fields. Students will learn how to create engineering drawings, apply an engineering design process, use computer-aided-design (CAD) technology, and work with rapid prototyping tools. Strategies for incorporating engineering design projects into the K-12 classroom will be discussed. Instructor: Dr. AnnMarie Thomas.


Additional course information is available at ClassFinder

Graduate Certificate course cycle

Required core graduate certificate courses:

  • Fall: EGED 530 Fundamentals of Engineering
  • Spring: EGED 531 Engineering Design and Electives
  • Summer: TEGR 528 Engineering in the P-12 Classroom and Elective(s)

At least one elective is required: 

  • EGED 610 Fundamentals of Energy
  • EGED 612 Digital and Computing systems
  • EGED 613 Materials Science and Engineering
  • EGED 614 Manufacturing Engineering in the Classroom
  • EGED 615 Statics, Materials and Structures
  • EGED 699 Manufacturing Engineering in the Classroom
  • EGED 699 Independent Directed Study

Graduate courses may be taken on their own, taken as part of the graduate certificate in Engineering Education, and may be transferred into a graduate degree program. Please feel free to contact Deb Besser if you have any registration questions.

The Graduate Certificate is accepted by Bethel University and University of St. Katherine. Find more information on the articulation agreements here

Undergraduate Minor course cycle

  1. Fall: ENGR 130 Fundamentals of Engineering, ENGR 171 Engineering Design and Graphics, and Electives
  2. Spring: ENGR 171 Engineering Design and Graphics and Electives and ENGR 130 Fundamentals of Engineering
  3. Summer: EDUC 327 Engineering in the P-12 Classroom and Electives