Integrated STEM Engineering Education Courses

Spring 2016

EGED 530 Engineering Design - See UST course schedule for ENGR 171

(3 graduate credits) [Friday 4:30 - 8:30/Saturday 8:30 to 3:30: Jan 22/23, Feb 19/20, Mar 18/19, Apr 15/16] 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. Instructors: Dr. Deb Besser & Dr. AnnMarie Thomas. Contact Deb at with any questions.

Summer 2016

Housing is available for summer courses at $54/night rate. Contact Dr. Deb Besser at for more infomation.

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

(3 graduate credits; 4 undergraduate credits) June 13 -17; 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 and Dr. Deb Besser at if you have any questions.


EGED 612 Digital Electronics and Computing Systems  

(3 graduate credits) June 20 - 24; 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 with any questions.


EGED 699 Material Science and Engineering

(3 graduate credits) June 20 - 24; 8:00 - 4:30. Unlock the secrets to how materials marvels, like graphene, shape memory metal, kevlar, and diamond, attain their exceptional properties. Educators will explore why the materials around us display the collage of properties they do, and how we can engineer materials to attain the properties we desire. This course will step through the various properties of materials (mechanical, thermal, electrical, optical, magnetic, and deteriorative) and reveal how each of these is intimately linked with the underlying structure of the material. A course project will be due the first week of August. Contact course instructor Dr. Brittany Nelson-Cheeseman at with any questions.


Fall 2016

EGED 530 and ENGR 130: Fundamentals of Engineering

(3 graduate credits; 4 undergraduate credits) Sep 9/10, Oct 7/8, Nov 11/12. Dec 9/10 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 with any questions. 


STEM Graduate Certificate course cycle

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

Graduate courses may be taken on their own, taken as part of the graduate certificate in Engineering Education, or may be taken as part of the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction. Please feel free to contact Deb Besser if you have any registration questions.

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

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