The Technology Teacher

A peer-reviewed journal serving technology education professionals from elementary school to high school. Focuses on technology trends, education, and learning activities.

Articles from Vol. 66, No. 7, April

2007 Directory of ITEA Institutional Members
For further information, contact the faculty member listed. LEGEND Degrees 1 Bachelor's Degree 2 Master's Degree 3 Fifth Year Program 4 Sixth Year Program 5 Advanced Standing Certificate 6 Doctoral Degree 7 Continuing...
Designer Babies: Eugenics Repackaged or Consumer Options? the Forces Pushing Humanity towards Attempts at Self-Modification, through Biological and Technological Advances, Are Powerful, Seductive Ones That We Will Be Hard-Pressed to Resist
Almost three decades ago, on July, 25, 1978, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube" baby was born. The world's first test-tube baby arrived amid a storm of protest and hand-wringing about science gone amok, human-animal hybrids, and the rebirth of eugenics....
Designing and Building a Cardboard Chair: Children's Engineering at the TECA Eastern Regional Conference: Being Able to Design and Build a Cardboard Chair in Four Hours That Will Support a Student, Be Ergonomically Correct, and Include in the Design the Five Forces That Affect Engineered Structures Is No Simple Feat
Introduction In February of 2006 the Technology Education Collegiate Association (TECA) held its annual eastern regional conference in Virginia Beach, VA. One event that has seen growing interest and participation is the elementary competition....
Interview with Dr. William A. Wulf
William A. Wulf has served as President of the National Academy of Engineers since 1996. His second term will be completed in July, 2007, at which time he will return to the faculty at the University of Virginia. He has built a reputation as NAE's...
National Building Museum Launches National Education Initiatives
The National Building Museum (NBM) has launched its first design education program to national audiences, offering a curriculum that provides math, science, and engineering curricula connections--disciplines that decidedly support America's economic...
Teaching Engineering at the K-12 Level: Two Perspectives: There Must Be a More Direct Infusion of Appropriate Mathematics and Science with the Unique Technological Content (Tools, Machines, Materials, Processes) for an Effective Engineering Education Program to Exist
1. A major shift seems to be occurring in the amount of interest and action being given by the engineering community to teaching about engineering at the K-I2 level. Please describe what you see happening. SMITH: I believe the shift has come from...
The Jet Travel Challenge: Changing the Basis of the Process or Product Itself Is Called Revolutionary Innovation, or a Paradigm Shift
Introduction The foundation for all creative efforts is a real problem that needs to be solved. "Necessity is the mother of invention," says the old bromide. Here is a real-world problem that tends to grate on every airplane traveler's nerves....
Work Measurements: Interdisciplinary Overlap in Manufacturing and Algebra I: Carefully Planning, Estimating, and Controlling Manufacturing Costs Requires Engineers to Employ a Variety of Algebra Concepts and Skills
Manufacturing and pre-engineering curricula help students develop knowledge and skills directly relevant to the roles and responsibilities of industrial and manufacturing engineers. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (Bureau of Labor Statistics,...
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