Center for Engineering Education supports teachers' STEM integration with engineering education with multiple degrees and certificates
- Pre-service students earn a Minor in Engineering Education
- In-service graduate students earn a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Education
- In-service graduate students earn a Master of Arts in Educational Studies with an Engineering Education focus
- Graduate courses and the Graduate Certificate may be transferred to multiple higher education partners.
Center for Engineering Education News
Fall 2018 Engineering Education
EGED 530 (ENGR 130) Fundamentals of Engineering - core course (3 graduate credits) [Online]
Dive into the engineering disciplines with experiences in electronics, machine design, manufacturing engineering, computer programming, thermodynamics, statics, fluids and mechanics of materials. Engaging engineering professors relate the content to classroom connections. Contact Dr. Deb Besser at email@example.com with any questions.
Find out more information about all courses at http://www.stthomas.edu/cee/courses/
Graduate Certificate + Master of Arts Degrees
- The UST Graduate Certificate in Engineering Education is transferrable into Bethel University's Master of Arts in Education K-12. Learn more at Bethel Graduate Education and contact Laura Grafsky, Enrollment Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-635-8012
- The UST Graduate Certificate in Engineering Education is transferrable into University of St. Catherine's Master of Art in Education. Learn more at St Kate MAED-licensed and contact Siri Anderson, Director of Graduate Education for Licensed Teachers at email@example.com or 651-690-6121
STEPS - Science, Technology, Engineering Preview
The Science, Technology & Engineering Preview Summer - STEPS - program is an introduction for 6th and 8th grade girls to the exciting world of science, technology, and engineering. STEPS is held in the University of St. Thomas in engineering labs and the create[space]. Participants experience hands-on engineering with high-tech equipment at the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering. Find details at http://www.stthomas.edu/stepscamp/
Code + Chords
Code + Chords is a project from the Playful Learning Lab blending computer science and music. Led by a group of undergraduates with backgrounds in computer science, engineering and music, the team is developing an open code source library for creating real time visual displays based on multiple vocal inputs. Visit one of the participating libraries to sign up for Code + Chords workshops coming soon:
-Wednesday, October 3, 5-7pm: Rondo Library (Mary Ann Bergland and Faisa Aden: 651-266-7400)
-Tuesday, October 9th, 3-5pm: Highland Park Library (Rose Oyamot and Pat Gerlach: 651-695-3700)
-Friday, October 12th, 3-5pm: Merriam Park Library (Margo bock and Caitlin Kempainen: 651-642-0385)
Explore Engineering is a hands-on engineering exploration that brings together high school students with University of St. Thomas engineering professors. These small group, hands-on sessions allow students to experience engineering in ways that can only be experienced in engineering labs with engineering professors.
Engineering Education Resources
A new civil engineering resource developed by MN DOT and SRF Consulting provides K-12 students with a portal to civil engineering activities and career information at https://becomeacivilengineer.com/. You may have heard that the Science Museum of Minnesota declared 2018 the Year of the Engineer. A year of exciting special events is planned at the Science Museum including April 28th Civil Engineering Day and the showing of the IMAX movie Dream Big! Check out these and the many other exciting engineering events this year.
Dr. AnnMarie Thomas hosts free monthly playdates for educators, artists, and makers. These will happen on the third Tuesday of each month throughout the school year.
- Tuesday, September 18th
- Tuesday, October 16th
- Tuesday, November 20th
- Tuesday, December 18th
- Tuesday, January 15th
- Tuesday, February 19th
- Tuesday, March 19th
- Tuesday, April 16th
- Tuesday, May 21st
OK Go Sandbox
Educators can access exciting and inspiring lessons and resources from Dr. AnnMarie Thomas' collaboration with the band OK Go at OK Go Sandbox website. Go there to find fun-filled STEAM-focused videos and lesson plans for use in K-12 classrooms (and beyond).
Professional Development for Educators
Are you looking for a custom STEAM, Engineering Design or Maker oriented professional development program for your school? The Center for Engineering Education has experience creating professional development programs to specifically meet school's needs and interests. Please contact Dr. Deb Besser firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. AnnMarie Thomas email@example.com for details.
Contact Dr. Deb Besser (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.