The K12 Engineering Education Podcast

Series produced by Pius Wong

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A show for educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and parents interested in bringing engineering to younger ages.

Promoting education in engineering and design for all ages. Produced by Pios Labs (www.pioslabs.com) and hosted by Pius Wong, engineer.

This podcast is for educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and parents interested in bringing engineering to younger ages. Listen to real conversations among various professionals in the engineering education space, as we try to find better ways to educate and inspire kids in engineering thinking. For episode transcripts and more information, visit: www.k12engineering.net

Topics include overcoming institutional barriers to engineering and STEM in K12, cool ways to teach engineering, equity in access to engineering, industry needs for engineers, strategies for training teachers, "edtech" solutions for K12 classrooms, curriculum and pedagogy reviews, and research on how kids learn engineering knowledge and skills. Thanks for listening. Hide full description

Promoting education in engineering and design for all ages. Produced by Pios Labs (www.pioslabs.com) and hosted by Pius Wong, engineer. This podcast is for educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and parents interested in bringing engineering to younger ages. Listen to real conversations among various professionals in the engineering education space, as we try to find better ways to educate and inspire kids in engineering thinking. For episode transcripts and more information, visit: www.k12engineering.net Topics include overcoming institutional barriers to engineering and STEM in K12, cool ways to teach engineering, equity in access to engineering, industry needs for engineers, strategies for training teachers, "edtech" solutions for K12 classrooms, curriculum and pedagogy reviews,... Show full description


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56 Pieces

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Caption: Clockwise from top-left: Steve Dembo, Victoria Thompson, Pius Wong, and Rachel Fahrig
These teachers know tech. Steve Dembo and Victoria Thompson teach in K-12 and are also educational technology consultants. Steve is a middle scho...

  • Added: May 11, 2020
  • Length: 01:11:32
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The nonprofit Beyond Benign specializes in developing and disseminating educational resources in green chemistry – like how to create bioplastics, ...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2020
  • Length: 51:47
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Rachel describes how her small Texas school district can function in the middle of COVID-19 . As a school district administrator, she has to organ...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2020
  • Length: 35:47
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As a biomedical engineer in orthobiologics, Neil Thompson still had to do a lot of public speaking. He was a self-professed awful public speaker, ...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2020
  • Length: 31:48
Caption: Rendering of the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19., Credit: CDC
The South-by-Southwest education conference for 2020 is cancelled, due to emergency declarations related to COVID-19. Pius and Rachel discuss what...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2020
  • Length: 32:30
Caption: New York City, where School That Can is based.
Casey Lamb and Roger Horton work with the nonprofit organization Schools That Can. Schools That Can aims to promote real-world learning in educati...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2020
  • Length: 52:13
Caption: Map of the 17th District of the US House of Representatives
Project manager and software engineer Rick Kennedy is running for US House Representative for District 17 in Texas, in the 2020 Democratic primary....

  • Added: Feb 27, 2020
  • Length: 41:58
Caption: Wall of patches at Slab BBQ, including two for the 10th Mountain Division., Credit: Pios Labs
How do you “develop your practice” as a teacher and administrator? Rachel and Pius discuss this question and share their thoughts on going deeper i...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2020
  • Length: 18:29
Caption: The cover art for this episode comes from Gilbert Toyne’s 1925 Australian patent on the rotary clothesline., Credit: Australian Government patent system.
Like much of the world, Australian educators are increasingly embracing STEM education for younger students. Chris Perkins is one such teacher at K...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 55:37
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What does a chemical engineer do? What makes a good one? What should young people know about the field? Chemical engineer Will Mullen helps us ans...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 54:38
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What should you look for in your first engineering job? How do you bridge high school, college, internships, and then finally full-time work? Is c...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 40:41
Caption: Photo of the robot from Every Kid Gets a Robot., Credit: Danielle Boyer, The STEAM Connection.
What do young people think about STEM fields today? Michigan STEM educator Danielle Boyer talks about her perspective as a recent high school grad...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2019
  • Length: 36:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Distributed systems rule much of new technology today, as software programs exist across multiple computers, servers, phones, and smart devices. Ho...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2019
  • Length: 27:55
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Cybersecurity professional Nicole Bushong discusses cyber threats, data privacy, hacking, women in tech, dyslexia, and empathy, all related to her ...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2019
  • Length: 53:47
Caption: Picture book and a chessboard designed by participants in the Build a Better Book project, as shown during SXSW. Both were designed to preserve function and aesthetics even when the reader or player can’t see., Credit: Pius Wong
How can you teach universal design to kids and teens? Have them build accessible games and books, according to The Build a Better Book project, fr...

  • Added: May 19, 2019
  • Length: 22:35
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In this age of growing internet technology and connected computers, cybersecurity engineers and computer scientists will be more critical. Softwar...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 53:19
Caption: Photo of the VR Merge technology on display at the SXSW Edu 2019 expo. , Credit: Pius Wong
If you missed the 2019 edition of the South by Southwest Education (SXSW Edu) conference in Austin, Texas, we rehash some highlights that you may h...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 26:46
Caption: Photo of the Texas Capital building on March 11, 2019, during a rally for education finance reform., Credit: Pius Wong
Texans across the state and across the political divide agree: public school funding needs fixing. What that means exactly, however, is tricky. In ...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 41:58
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Problem-solving, technology, and public service all combine when you work as an engineer for the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Dr. Michael St...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2019
  • Length: 19:56
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The educational technology company Robolink is coming out with a new robotics platform for teaching kids the fundamentals of programming artificial...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2019
  • Length: 44:17