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Announcing the Winner of the
2009 Premier Curriculum Award for K-12 Engineering

2009 award winners Susan Powers (left) and Jan DeWaters (right) of Clarkson University.
Congratulations to Susan Powers and Jan DeWaters of Clarkson University, for their original middle school curricular unit entitled, Energy Systems and Solutions.

In this unit, students explore energy production and consumption issues from everyday life, learning about our nation's energy situation and basic energy and physics concepts. Through engaging activities and the engineering problem solving approach, students apply what they've learned to a real-life project that reduces fossil fuel use. The curriculum is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant nos. DUE-0428127 and DGE-0338216, from the NSF GK-12 and Distinguished Teaching Scholars programs.

Click here to link to the 8 lesson / 17 activity unit on TeachEngineering
Click here for press release (PDF)
Click here for the award announcement in the NSTA Reports magazine (PDF)
Click here for the award announcement in ASEE's Prism magazine (PDF)
Click here to see photos from the award ceremony

Congratulations to our top finalists:

Terry Carter for his seventh-grade Laser Light Properties: Protecting the Mummified Troll! unit. Terry is a technology and math middle school teacher who created this curriculum through the Vanderbilt University Research Experiences for Teachers Program in Nashville, TN.

Travis M. Doll for his eighth-grade Sound Booth Construction activity. Travis is a graduate student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department who created this activity as part of Drexel University's NSF GK-12 Program, in Philadelphia, PA.

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