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July 2011

 
 
 
 
NCTL ENEWS
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Dear STEM Supporters,

In April, Google announced a $1 million award to the Museum of Science, Boston. The award will help us address the human-made world through our informal education programs, possibly with a computer science themed exhibit. Google has also funded our Engineering is Elementary® teacher training videos and middle school engineering teaching materials.

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Ioannis Miaoulis and the NCTL team
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THE NATION


The Nation's First Comprehensive Elementary Engineering Curriculum

The Museum of Science's National Center for Technological Literacy® has completed the first edition of its Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®) curriculum. The nation's largest elementary engineering curriculum, EiE is the first to focus on engineering and technology, to reinforce science concepts, and to collect data on student and teacher learning.

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Eng Call President Obama's Call for Engineers Makes Engineering Education Act More Relevant


In May 2011 Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) (pictured) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) introduced the Engineering Education (E2) for Innovation Act. Ask your federal legislators to cosponsor the House and Senate bills intended to help integrate engineering into K-12 curricula and instruction.
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Ioannis Miaoulis Receives ASME Engineering and Tufts University Awards

Museum of Science president and director and National Center for Technological Literacy® founder Ioannis Miaoulis is the 2011 winner of the ASME Ralph Coats Roe Medal for "helping people of all ages enhance their knowledge of engineering and technology." The former dean of Tufts University School of Engineering also received the highest tribute bestowed on a Tufts graduate by the student body, the 2011 Light on the Hill Award.

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STATE NEWS


Engineering

Delaware to Launch NCTL Curriculum Statewide

In August 2011, the Delaware Department of Education will begin to introduce the Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®) curriculum, created by the Museum of Science's National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®), into all elementary schools statewide. Delaware will be the first state to roll out EiE statewide.
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Engineering Takes Off on Cape Cod

As a result of the growing interest in STEM and the National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®) and its Gateway Project, the NCTL will hold its first Cape Cod Gateway District Institute in August in Chatham, Massachusetts. New teams of educators and school leaders will learn how to create a district-wide plan to improve STEM education.

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PARTNER & OTHER NEWS


NCTL Middle School Engineering Units to Feature PBS's Design Squad

The Museum of Science's National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®) is collaborating with the PBS kids TV show and website Design Squad, produced by WGBH Boston, to create engineering units, featuring hands-on design challenges and short Lab TV "webisodes" of real engineers, for students engaged by show episodes.

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IN THIS ISSUE

THE NATION
- Elementary Engineering Curriculum
- Obama and E2 Act
- Miaoulis Awards

STATE NEWS
- Delaware EiE Launch
- Engineering on Cape Cod

PARTNER & OTHER NEWS
- NCTL and Design Squad

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