Rowan to hold summer engineering workshop for teachers

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Rowan University will host 37 middle school teachers from throughout South Jersey for its summer Engineering Clinics for Teachers (ECT) institute Sunday, July 13, through Thursday, July 17.
Rowan University will host 37 middle school teachers from throughout South Jersey for its summer Engineering Clinics for Teachers (ECT) institute Sunday, July 13, through Thursday, July 17.

Featuring hands-on engineering workshops, demonstration and field trips, the ECT summer program is designed for math, science, technology, social science and language arts teachers, as well as guidance counselors. Supported through a three-year, $326,000 grant from the Edison Venture Fund to the Rowan University Foundation, ECT is designed to increase knowledge of engineering among middle school educators and counselors and enable them to better integrate engineering content into their existing curricula.

Modeled after the unique Rowan Engineering Clinics, ECT — now in its third year — is a collaborative effort between Rowan's Colleges of Engineering, Education and Professional & Continuing Education. Dr. Kauser Jahan, chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Dr. Kathleen Sernak, of the Educational Leadership Department, are the program's director and co-director, respectively.

During the 2008 summer session, attendees will work with Rowan engineering faculty on experiments that can be duplicated with their students in chemical, civil and environmental, electrical and computer, and mechanical engineering.

Participants will be provided optional free room and board, materials, field trip admission and transportation, professional development hours and a stipend.



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