NSF РUSC Advanced Content in Computational Engineering and Science Standards for Teachers

(NSF – USC ACCESS 4Teachers RET 2014 – 2017)


In the second Research Experience for Teachers collaboration between the National Science Foundation and USC Viterbi School of Engineering, the focus on advanced computational engineering provides the basis of professional development for inner city middle school STEM teachers (find link here http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1407371&HistoricalAwards=false ). Starting in June 2015, a cohort of teachers from Los Angeles Unified School District and other urban schools will be paired with USC Viterbi faculty and graduate students for research immersion that they will tie over those five weeks to developing new curriculum for their next school year. Using the successful lesson study model, the STEM teachers will gain experience planning, designing, piloting, and implementing engineering driven 6-12th grade curricula in the LAUSD classrooms and beyond, with significant student achievement impact. The broader goal of USC Viterbi’s RET programs is to improve STEM education in the schools that most need research-enriched, project-based curricula aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and CCM standards.

Topics include:

* Research Lab #1: Socially Assistive Robotics for Health and Education
* Research Lab #2: Quantitative Evaluation and Design (QED) Lab
* Research Lab #3: TEAMCORE
* Research Lab #4: Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC)
* Research Lab #5: Biomimetic Phase Interfaces Lab
* Research Lab #6: Internet and Cybersecurity Lab
* Research Lab #7: Biomedical Microsystems Laboratory
* Research Lab #8: Wireless Communication Lab
More details on each section can be seen here.