Pushing beyond traditional school and course boundaries: High school and university students collaborate on an interdisciplinary project

Adrian Rusu, Amalia Rusu, Jennifer Kay, Hong Zhang

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Abstract

Aimed at promoting math, science, and technology education in elementary and secondary schools, K-12 students and their teachers have participated in a variety of outreach programs. However, the majority of these programs have focused on small-scope projects which do not expose students and teachers to a range of CSET fields, but rather to specific CSET technologies and concepts. In this paper we present a case study of a collaboration between Williamstown High School and Rowan University students, teachers, and faculty. In the context of a college-level Software Engineering course, we exposed all those involved to a variety of CSET disciplines and experts, including Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, and Robotics. Student reaction to the project was positive, and several interesting findings are presented. Active or observing roles could be assigned to the participants, depending on the scope, goals, duration, and availability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication37th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event37th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE - Milwaukee, WI, United States
Duration: Oct 10 2007Oct 13 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

Other37th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
CountryUnited States
CityMilwaukee, WI
Period10/10/0710/13/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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