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Denise M Wilson
E E 406
Seattle Campus

Engineering Design for K-12 Outreach

Design process targeted toward development of relevant activities for K-12 audiences in such areas of science and engineering. Instruction in basic design process, design specification combined with an overview of relevant cognitive/social development in K-12. Prerequisite: either E E 271, E E 331, E E 341, E E 351 or E E 361.

Class description

EE406 is an introduction to formal engineering design and an opportunity to explore possibilities for longer term K-12 outreach. Many engineers and engineering students may shy away from K-12 outreach because of the uncertainty involved in teaching a group of people who neither behave nor think like adults (yet). Kids will be kids. We explore opportunities for reducing this uncertainty (building confidence) in both the K-12 learning environment and in the design process. Our hope is that you, the student, will learn more about your hidden passion for design or K-12 and in so doing, have more insight and enthusiasm for your career and for community service in the long term.

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Class assignments and grading

Two Assignments: one design based (students choose whether oral or written) and one education based (written).


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Denise M Wilson
Date: 09/24/2008