Engineering Education Expert To Speak At McNeese
Do you know anyone who might be interested in engineering? Do you know an engineer? They will not want to miss this special speaker at McNeese this Thursday.
The key to keeping a student interested in a curriculum is to make it interesting and engaging. That is the belief of Dr. Ioannis Miaoulis, president and director of the Boston Museum of Science. he will be speaking this Thursday in the La Jeunesse Room located in the Student Union (Old Ranch) Building.
Dr. Miaoulis says "We are immersed in technologies from the moment we wake up until we lie down to sleep,” Miaoulis said. “Students spend years in school learning about the scientific inquiry process but they learn very little about the engineering design process, which is responsible for most things that support their day-to-day lives.”
Dr Miaoulis points out that although humans make the majority of the objects we interact with and use during our day-to-day lives, the current school science curriculum focuses very little on how our human-made, or designed world, is made. Pens, cars, pills and buildings are all technologies and the results of the engineering design process.
Make your plans now to attend and hear Dr. Miaoulis speak on how to include this curriculum in today's schools. . The 1:45-2:45 p.m. and 3:45-4:45 p.m. sessions are open to the public