National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
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September 8, 2009

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Introducing engineering into K-12 education has the potential to improve student learning and achievement in science and mathematics, increase awareness of engineering as a potential career, and boost students' technological literacy, according to a new report from the National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council. The report, released at a symposium held today in the National Academy of Sciences building, examines the status and nature of efforts to teach engineering in U.S. schools.



Speakers:
Charles M. Vest, Irwin Jacobs, Linda Katehi, Micheal Feder, Jacquelyn Sullivan, Lynn Basham, Al Gomez, Steve Robinson