108 episodes

Promoting education in engineering and design for all ages. Learn more and read transcripts at www.k12engineering.net. Produced by Pius Wong, engineer, of Pios Labs (www.pioslabs.com).

This podcast is for educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and parents interested in bringing engineering to younger ages. Listen to real conversations among various professionals in the engineering education space, as we try to find better ways to educate and inspire kids in engineering thinking. For episode transcripts and more information, visit: www.k12engineering.net

Topics include overcoming institutional barriers to engineering and STEM in K12, cool ways to teach engineering, equity in access to engineering, industry needs for engineers, strategies for training teachers, "edtech" solutions for K12 classrooms, curriculum and pedagogy reviews, and research on how kids learn engineering knowledge and skills. Thanks for listening!

The K12 Engineering Education Podcast Pios Labs

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    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

Promoting education in engineering and design for all ages. Learn more and read transcripts at www.k12engineering.net. Produced by Pius Wong, engineer, of Pios Labs (www.pioslabs.com).

This podcast is for educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and parents interested in bringing engineering to younger ages. Listen to real conversations among various professionals in the engineering education space, as we try to find better ways to educate and inspire kids in engineering thinking. For episode transcripts and more information, visit: www.k12engineering.net

Topics include overcoming institutional barriers to engineering and STEM in K12, cool ways to teach engineering, equity in access to engineering, industry needs for engineers, strategies for training teachers, "edtech" solutions for K12 classrooms, curriculum and pedagogy reviews, and research on how kids learn engineering knowledge and skills. Thanks for listening!

    Teach 3D Printing, with David Seto and Michael Welch

    Teach 3D Printing, with David Seto and Michael Welch

    Kids can learn CAD for 3D printing, but teaching it doesn’t have to be a hassle. David Seto and Michael Welch wrote a set of books to make teaching and learning the subject easier. They based it on their own experiences with 3D printing, learning it as beginners, coming from finance and mobile games industries, and then teaching CAD for 3D printing in after-school programs in Hong Kong and the USA. They talk about their book, The 3D Printing Cookbook, and share practical tips for making 3D printing work for young kids.

    Related to this episode:
    • The 3D Printing Cookbook, Tinkercad edition: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1736498282?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860
    • The 3D Printing Cookbook, Fusion 360 Edition: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1736498266?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860
    • Preview the book(s): https://the-3d-printing-cookbook.netlify.app
    • Tinkercad: https://www.tinkercad.com/
    • Fusion 360: https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/overview
    • AutoDesk Education: https://www.autodesk.com/education/home
    • How to Choose the Right 3D Printing Service: https://manufactur3dmag.com/how-to-choose-the-right-3d-printing-service/
    • CubeSats: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cubesats/overview

    Subscribe and find more podcast information at: http://www.k12engineering.net. Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pioslabs. You’ll also be supporting projects like the Engineer’s Guide to Improv and Art Games, The Calculator Gator, or Chordinates! Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible. The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: http://www.pioslabs.com.

    • 49 min
    Trans Engineers You Should Know, with Dr. Ada-Rhodes Short

    Trans Engineers You Should Know, with Dr. Ada-Rhodes Short

    Mechanical engineer Dr. Ada-Rhodes Short studies robot brains, having previously worked in industry and academia for commercial toy companies, NASA, Texas A&M, and more. She also advocates for diversity and inclusion in education and STEM for trans people, including her time founding the Sexual Identity Forum at Baylor University. Dr. Short talks about one of her latest projects finding trans women engineers who have made pivotal contributions to the world.

    Related to this episode:
    • Dr. Ada-Rhodes Short on Twitter: https://twitter.com/The_Ada_Rhodes
    • Sphero Robotics: https://sphero.com/
    • SPRK+ robot: https://sphero.com/products/sphero-sprk-plus
    • BB8: https://sphero.com/pages/legacy-products
    • Baylor Student Activists Appeal to NCAA: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/08/07/gay-rights-activists-ask-ncaa-intervene-baylors-lgbtq-policies
    • Gamma Alpha Upsilon at Baylor University: https://twitter.com/baylor_gay
    • Susan Calvin from Isaac Asimov’s Robot stories: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Calvin
    • Totally Trans podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/totally-trans-searching-for-the-trans-canon/id1543571717
    • Lynn Conway: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynn_Conway
    • VLSI, very large-scale integration: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very_Large_Scale_Integration
    • Sophie Wilson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie_Wilson
    • ARM computer processor architecture: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARM_architecture
    • Danielle Bunton Berry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danielle_Bunten_Berry
    • M.U.L.E. video game: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.U.L.E.
    • Dr. Bryony Dupont: https://mime.oregonstate.edu/people/dupont
    • Angelica Ross: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angelica_Ross
    • TransTech Social Enterprises: https://www.transtechsocial.org/
    • Ashawna Hailey: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashawna_Hailey

    Subscribe and find more podcast information at: http://www.k12engineering.net. Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pioslabs. You’ll also be supporting projects like the Engineer’s Guide to Improv and Art Games, The Calculator Gator, or Chordinates! Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible. The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: http://www.pioslabs.com.

    • 39 min
    Aiming for Equity in K-12 Computer Science, with Rosemary Kamei

    Aiming for Equity in K-12 Computer Science, with Rosemary Kamei

    The Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) is a nonprofit running several programs in K-12 STEM education, including its Computer Science Institute for middle and high school teachers. Rosemary Kamei is the Chief Development and Innovation Officer of SVEF, and she talks about why SVEF piloted its CS Institute a few years ago and how it has been going through the pandemic. She talks about how it aims to promote equity in CS education, across the digital divide and accounting for socioeconomics, race, and gender in the Silicon Valley community.

    Related to this episode:
    • SVEF: https://www.svefoundation.org/
    • SVEF CS Institute: https://www.svefoundation.org/computer-science
    • California State Board of Education Content Standards for Computer Science Education: https://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/computerscicontentstds.asp
    • Elevate Math at SVEF: https://www.svefoundation.org/elevate-math
    • CS for CA: https://csforca.org/
    • SVEF Digital Equity: https://www.svefoundation.org/digitalequity

    Subscribe and find more podcast information at: http://www.k12engineering.net. Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pioslabs. You’ll also be supporting projects like the Engineer’s Guide to Improv and Art Games, The Calculator Gator, or Chordinates! Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible. The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: http://www.pioslabs.com.

    • 35 min
    CAD in a Web Browser, with Amanda Hough

    CAD in a Web Browser, with Amanda Hough

    The pandemic has spurred teachers like Amanda Hough to teach CAD remotely, but how do you do that if students don’t have the hardware to run resource-heavy CAD software? Amanda uses cloud-based CAD platform OnShape, and her students run it in a web browser, no installs needed. She talks about her experience switching over to OnShape this year, its place in education even when the pandemic is over, and how she got into STEM education in the first place as a career-changed from marine biology.

    Related to this episode:
    • Amanda Hough’s email: ahough@mpspk12.org
    • Amanda Hough Twitter @amandahough6: https://twitter.com/amandahough6
    • Mashpee Educator Named State STEM Teacher of the Year: https://www.capenews.net/mashpee/news/mashpee-educator-named-state-stem-teacher-of-the-year/article_919d8ed2-7fcd-5bb8-b717-ae7bcab92dc1.html
    • VEX Robotics competitions: https://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-robotics-competition
    • Marine Biological Laboratory: https://www.mbl.edu/
    • MTELs: https://www.mtel.nesinc.com/
    • Sketchup: https://www.sketchup.com/
    • PTC Creo Parametric: https://www.ptc.com/en/products/creo/parametric
    • OnShape: https://www.onshape.com/en/
    • Autodesk Fusion360: https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/overview
    • BOSEbuild Speaker Cube: https://www.bose.com/en_us/support/products/bose_speakers_support/bose_portable_speakers_support/bosebuild_speaker_cube.html
    • Autodesk TinkerCAD: https://www.tinkercad.com/
    • Dassault Systemes Solidworks: https://www.solidworks.com/
    • ClearTouch: https://www.getcleartouch.com/for-education/
    • Screencastify: https://www.screencastify.com/

    Subscribe and find more podcast information at: http://www.k12engineering.net. Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pioslabs. You’ll also be supporting projects like the Engineer’s Guide to Improv and Art Games, The Calculator Gator, or Chordinates! Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible. The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: http://www.pioslabs.com.

    • 34 min
    Better K-12 Engineering Post-COVID, with Dr. Corey Hall

    Better K-12 Engineering Post-COVID, with Dr. Corey Hall

    STEM curriculum specialist Dr. Corey Hall shares tips and resources for teaching engineering effectively at the K-12 level in 2021, both during and beyond COVID. Corey recommends teaching strategies and products based on her 24 years of experience in education, as a school librarian, middle school teacher, professor, and online teacher. She discusses 3D printing, lending libraries, virtual cloud-based robotics software, out-of-school STEM programs such as in 4-H, and more.

    Related to this episode:
    • Dr. Corey Hall on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rchallway
    • Dr. Corey Hall on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/library_doc/
    • STEM Education Works: https://stemeducationworks.com/
    • Zork: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zork
    • Sphero: https://sphero.com/
    • Three Billy Goats Gruff: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Billy_Goats_Gruff
    • AASL – American Association for School Librarians: http://www.ala.org/aasl/
    • Microbit: https://microbit.org/
    • What is a Bitmoji Classroom and How Can I Build One? https://www.techlearning.com/how-to/what-is-a-bitmoji-classroom-and-how-can-i-build-one
    • Google Jamboard: https://jamboard.google.com/
    • Little Bits Fuse: https://fuse.littlebits.com/
    • Snap Circuits: https://www.elenco.com/snap-circuits/
    • Autodesk Tinkercad: https://www.tinkercad.com/
    • Elecfreaks: https://www.elecfreaks.com/
    • Teaching HTML/CSS Unplugged and Offline, with Sam Taylor: https://k12engineering.net/episodes/101
    • Buildsmart Clubhouse: https://stemeducationworks.com/product/build-smart-clubhouse-curriculum/
    • Flipgrid: https://info.flipgrid.com/

    Subscribe and find more podcast information at: http://www.k12engineering.net. Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pioslabs. You’ll also be supporting projects like the Engineer’s Guide to Improv and Art Games, The Calculator Gator, or Chordinates! Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible. The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: http://www.pioslabs.com.

    • 45 min
    How to Change the Education System, with Suzanne Demallie

    How to Change the Education System, with Suzanne Demallie

    The education system can change top-down, or bottom-up. Author Suzanne DeMallie wrote “Can You Hear Me Now?” – a book about how parents and teachers might change our schools from the bottom-up. She draws on her own experiences in Baltimore County Public Schools as an elementary math teacher from 2011 to 2019, a parent of children in BCPS, and an advocate for sound enhancement technology in classrooms across the country. She also talks about how COVID has affected her opinions on testing, 1-to-1 device policies for elementary schools, and more.

    Related to this episode:
    • Suzanne DeMallie: https://suzannedemallie.com/
    • Can You Hear Me Now?: https://suzannedemallie.com/book
    • Improving Classroom Acoustics (ICA): A Three-Year FM Sound Field Classroom Amplification Study: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED463640
    • Common Core: http://www.corestandards.org/
    • PARCC: https://osse.dc.gov/parcc
    • UT-Austin won't require SAT or ACT scores for 2022 applications due to COVID-19: https://www.texastribune.org/2021/02/25/ut-austin-texas-sat-act-application/
    • STAAR: https://tea.texas.gov/student-assessment/testing/staar/staar-released-test-questions

    Subscribe and find more podcast information at: http://www.k12engineering.net. Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pioslabs. You’ll also be supporting projects like the Engineer’s Guide to Improv and Art Games, The Calculator Gator, or Chordinates! Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible. The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: http://www.pioslabs.com.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Sheri 007 ,

Always Learn Something

Even though I’ve benefited from a lot of formal education and experience in the fields of engineering and education, I always discover new knowledge and helpful points of view on this innovative and fascinating podcast. Recommend it to everybody professional or just fascinated by these topics.

Arlie K ,

A new favorite!

Love this show! Pius has some of the coolest guests, and consistently features conversations packed with actionable takeaways. Definitely an easy one to binge listen!

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Excellent STEAM podcast!

This podcast does a great job covering a wide variety of topics in science, tech, eng, arts and math. Definitely peruse the episode topics - there's stuff for parents, kids, teachers, admin and even non-ed professionals! Of course, you could listen to them all to broaden your own thinking by hearing all the other perspectives and what each group or person interviewed really cares about. ;)

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