ENGT 1050 Bridging Engineering and Education (3 cr)
Prereq: Minimum of 6 credits in both college-level math and science or instructor approval
This course is a hands-on engineering experience; intended for elementary education majors, which covers topics in science, engineering, and technology with an emphasis on understanding what engineers do and how they make a world of difference. Students will learn that with some creativity and knowledge of the engineering design process, everyone can engineer. Topics that may be covered include: weather, water, simple machines, sound, plants, energy, and electricity; with corresponding engineering fields of mechanical, environmental, industrial, acoustical, package, green, and electrical. The structure and philosophy of engineering curricular materials, engineering activities, and appropriate instructional strategies will be emphasized in this course. Students will be prepared to deliver the MN engineering standards in elementary math and science classes.