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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79 Pieces

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Caption: Pictured counterclockwise from top-right: George Dowdy, Autumn Dowdy, and Ann Woo.
The Solve for Tomorrow design competition from Samsung is starting up again, and three guests join the podcast to explain how it works, and why sch...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2022
  • Length: 56:46
Caption: Photo of Amy Pirzada inside her business My Coding Place in Austin, Texas., Credit: Pios Labs
Amy Pirzada started My Coding Place as an educational business focused on teaching coding to kids in Austin. But she soon expanded to teach chess, ...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2022
  • Length: 39:26
Caption: Physics Circus presenters light up a pickle with electricity., Credit: The Physics Circus
The Physics Circus at The University of Texas at Austin tries to attract kids to science using loud and entertaining demonstrations that might not ...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2022
  • Length: 29:29
Caption: Tanya Dimitrova, founder of Science Journal for Kids, Credit: Courtesy of Tanya Dimitrova
Do scientific research articles sometimes sound like another language? To K-12 students, very often it’s yes. Tanya Dimitrova tried to help solve...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2022
  • Length: 48:59
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What is synthetic biology? Researcher and professor Dr. Xiaojing Gao introduces this cutting edge field. He explains how his lab at Stanford Univer...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2021
  • Length: 27:54
Caption: Screenshot of the game RoboCo., Credit: Filament Games
Learning in robotics doesn’t have to take weeks, if you can design, build, and test a robot in hours in a video game. Dan White, CEO of Filament G...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2021
  • Length: 51:41
Caption: Image of Scott Steward., Credit: Original photo courtesy of Scott Steward.
Chicago educator and entrepreneur Scott Steward breaks down his teaching philosophy, rooted in getting to know his students. Steward founded Genius...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2021
  • Length: 01:17:31
Caption: A student robotics team works on a robot., Credit: REC Foundation
The Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation has been running robotics programs for youth for years, including the widespread global com...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2021
  • Length: 37:29
Caption: Richard Rusczyk, from Art of Problem Solving
Math is fundamental to engineering education and other disciplines. That’s part of why Richard Rusczyk wants to teach kids harder math than they o...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2021
  • Length: 59:36
Caption: Two books on 3D Printing by David Seto and Michael Welch.
Kids can learn CAD for 3D printing, but teaching it doesn’t have to be a hassle. David Seto and Michael Welch wrote a set of books to make teachin...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2021
  • Length: 49:38
Caption: Dr. Ada-Rhodes Short, Credit: Dr. Ada-Rhodes Short
Mechanical engineer Dr. Ada-Rhodes Short studies robot brains, having previously worked in industry and academia for commercial toy companies, NASA...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2021
  • Length: 39:09
Caption: Rosemary Kamei of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation., Credit: Silicon Valley Education Foundation
The Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) is a nonprofit running several programs in K-12 STEM education, including its Computer Science Insti...

  • Added: May 24, 2021
  • Length: 35:39
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The pandemic has spurred teachers like Amanda Hough to teach CAD remotely, but how do you do that if students don’t have the hardware to run resour...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2021
  • Length: 34:15
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STEM curriculum specialist Dr. Corey Hall shares tips and resources for teaching engineering effectively at the K-12 level in 2021, both during and...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2021
  • Length: 45:50
Caption: Cover of the book "Can You Hear Me Now?" by Suzanne DeMallie.
The education system can change top-down, or bottom-up. Author Suzanne DeMallie wrote “Can You Hear Me Now?” – a book about how parents and teache...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2021
  • Length: 59:36
Caption: Dr. Russell Dupuis, Credit: Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering
LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, have changed the world – and continue to do so. This energy-efficient electronics technology came from decades of ...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2021
  • Length: 53:11
Caption: Sam Taylor with The Coding Workbook., Credit: Sam Taylor
How do you learn web development without a computer, or without any electronic device? Sam Taylor wrote a book to help learners do just that. As a ...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • Length: 39:51
Caption: Pictured: Mishaal Ashemimry, Credit: Mishaal Ashemimry
Mishaal Ashemimry is an aerospace engineer and pilot who, after working for major aerospace organizations, formed her own aerospace startup to desi...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2021
  • Length: 53:03
Caption: A piano image made on the coordinate plane., Credit: Pios Labs
Let’s make equations musical. Instead of visualizing equations on a graph, let’s listen to them on the piano, merging all our math and music knowl...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2020
  • Length: 49:30
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Army Futures Command (AFC) is partnering with Austin Community College (ACC) in Texas to create a new Software Factory, which will be a software de...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2020
  • Length: 33:53