Engineering Research Symposium for Teachers

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Brockman Hall for Physics, Room 101

Rice University

Houston, TX 77005

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The 2019 Engineering Research Symposium for Teachers will showcase research conducted by fellow K-12 STEM educators in Research Experience for Teachers (RET) programs.

Participants will engage in:

  • Breakout Sessions with hands-on activities

  • Poster presentations focusing on Nanotechnology, Computer Science, and/or Water-related topics

  • STEM conversations with research leaders at Rice University

Lunch will be provided for all attendees.

The $10 Admission Fee will be refunded for K-12 Teachers who attend the full day of the Symposium. K-12 Teachers will also receive 6 hours on Continuing Education Credits for attending the full day.

Chance to win $75, $100, or $150 worth of materials for your classrooms.

Registration deadline to be July 12

Symposium Instructors:

Leander Taylor

  • Science Teacher, Clear Brook High School
  • Clear Creek ISD
  • Session: The Glow Show

Many students in STEM classes are familiar with the Engineering Design Process and use it regularly. However, some have difficulty when they are presented with a “finished” product, instead of a starting question or idea. What do they do with a finished item? Are there any other improvements that can be made?

The “Fun With Engineering” lesson presents students with the idea that not all “finished” products were originally designed for the way they are being used now. We look at current devices on the market, and discuss their original design and use. We then make some common toys and test them, to see if they meet our criteria. From there we take our common toys, and find new and inventive uses for them! This lesson allows them to practice the Engineering Design Process from a different angle. Students are able to create, analyze, make discoveries, and present their ideas to a group…all within one lesson.

Jodie Polan

  • Chemistry Teacher, Westbury High School
  • Houston ISD
  • Session: Sweet Gummy Kitchen Math

People enjoy preparing snacks with their families at home. The key to a tasteful, well prepared snack is to properly prepare the ingredients into a solution to form the snack. One increasingly popular snack is Gummy snacks and other shaped gummy snacks. Teams are challenged to scale down a Gummy Snack Recipe using volume and capacity (weight) of beet juice to gelatin.

Melanie Smith

  • 4th Grade Teacher, Willow Creek Elementary
  • Tomball ISD
  • Session: Pollution Solution!

Design three different prototype systems to clean the pollution from a water source. Learn how environmental pollution makes its way into watershed systems as well as discovered methods for clean-up based on their knowledge of absorption and filtration.

Remelia Arpino

  • Eisenhower High school
  • Aldine ISD
  • Session: Photocatalysis in Water Treatment and Purification

Explore the effects of photocatalysts using different light sources in the degradation of emerging pollutants such as organic dyes in water treatment.

Jimmy Newland M.S.

  • Astronomy Teacher, Bellaire High School
  • Houston ISD
  • Session: PATHS-UP RET Research Presentation

As a PATHS-UP RET researcher at the Rice Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM), Jimmy has made contributions to research in creating devices capable of imaging vascular structures that are inside tissues. The goal is to design wearable health technology to serve underrepresented groups in specific health areas.


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    Vision:

    The vision of the Rice Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM) is that all students receive a high quality STEM education that empowers them to become the STEM leaders of tomorrow.

      Mission:

      The mission of the Rice Office of STEM Engagement is to build STEM knowledge, skills, and leadership by providing innovative high quality pre-k through career STEM learning experiences and enhancing the broader impacts of Rice University’s research.

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