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Work in Progress: Putting Control Engineering in Middle School Girls' Futures


Lyden, S and Colvin, W and Leon de la Barra, BA, Work in Progress: Putting Control Engineering in Middle School Girls' Futures, 2012 Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, 3-6 October, Seattle, Washington, USA, pp. 884-885. ISBN 978-1-4673-1351-3 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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The purpose of the project described in this paper is to increase the number of female students in middle school who have a basic understanding of control engineering principles and how these apply to modern engineering and technological devices. Project work is being implemented within a local girls’ school in Hobart, the capital city of the state of Tasmania, Australia. Project activity has included running a series of hands-on workshops for two separate middle school classes. These workshops have introduced control engineering principles and the engineering design process. Project experiences so far are discussed and recommendations for future project work are outlined.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:control engineering, middle school, girls
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Other engineering
Research Field:Other engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Management, resources and leadership
UTAS Author:Lyden, S (Dr Sarah Lyden)
UTAS Author:Colvin, W (Mr William Colvin)
UTAS Author:Leon de la Barra, BA (Dr Bernardo Leon de la Barra)
ID Code:82661
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2013-02-12
Last Modified:2014-08-13

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