The K12 Engineering Education Podcast

Series produced by Pius Wong

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A show for educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and parents interested in bringing engineering to younger ages.

Promoting education in engineering and design for all ages. Produced by Pios Labs (www.pioslabs.com) and hosted by Pius Wong, engineer.

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. Hide full description

Promoting education in engineering and design for all ages. Produced by Pios Labs (www.pioslabs.com) and hosted by Pius Wong, engineer. 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,... Show full description


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32 Pieces

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What are the trends in educational kids’ toys today? How can programming kits be improved? How does an education business start and succeed? Entrep...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2018
  • Length: 39:09
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Architectural and civil engineers are using rich digital tools to simulate constructed buildings. Similar tools are also being used in digital vide...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2018
  • Length: 54:23
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Among the various STEM education organizations that have developed throughout the last several years, there is ChickTech. The local Austin chapter ...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2018
  • Length: 35:42
Caption: The cover art for this episode pictures the underside of stairways in the Austin Central Library, photographed during the conversation., Credit: Pius Wong
What skills does a professional architect bring to high school education? Guest Kelly Foster explains, as he shares his experience as both a practi...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2018
  • Length: 48:32
Caption: Image of the robot Misty II, used with permission., Credit: Misty Robotics
Engineer Ian Bernstein talks about his startup’s newest consumer robot released by Misty Robotics: Misty II. Based on what he learned developing hi...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 34:01
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Author Roxanna Elden discusses her new satirical novel Adequate Yearly Progress, which tells the story of the teachers’ lives across one year in th...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 45:49
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Former teacher and current tech worker Sophia talks about why she left the classroom, how people perceive teachers, how to bring STEM to four-year-...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2018
  • Length: 34:51
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What’s so great about the human eye? Can we build something just like it? When would we need to design something better? Sadhan joins the podcast a...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2018
  • Length: 19:47
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Now that states have written engineering into K-12 science and technology learning standards, more institutions are thinking about how to run stand...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2018
  • Length: 28:02
Caption: The cover art for this episode alludes to the activity mentioned where a class of forms a scale model of the solar system with the sun as a basketball.
Science education occurs in juvenile detention centers, as part of the schooling available to young people there so that they can receive their hig...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 40:25
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Vivian Shen and Ruby Lee want to teach kids how to program one-on-one over the internet. Vivian and Ruby are Cofounders of Juni Learning, their new...

  • Added: May 27, 2018
  • Length: 38:49
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What is mechanical engineering? Engineer Sadhan Sathyaseelan joins the show again from The University of Texas to wonder out loud about all the imp...

  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 42:04
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How can we harness the power of games for education? In Part 1 of the episode, the podcast explores how the PAX South 2017 gaming conference inspi...

  • Added: May 05, 2018
  • Length: 40:18
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Marshall Escamilla is part of a team of podcasters who create Tumble, a science podcast for kids and their families. With a background in music and...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2018
  • Length: 39:29
Caption: The photo in this episode’s cover art was taken at the Austin Convention Center during SXSW EDU 2018. It shows a collaborative wall for attendees to write on and draw on during the conference., Credit: Pios Labs
We recap the South by Southwest Education conference (SXSW EDU) in 2018 after it ends, talking about the reactions of attendees, educational techno...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2018
  • Length: 48:21
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Neuroscience research needs help from many fields, including engineering. Dr. Talia Lerner describes some of the engineering tools that she uses to...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2018
  • Length: 31:00
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Recorded in the middle of South by Southwest (SXSW) EDU 2018, this episode features educator Rachel and engineer Pius. They discuss their immediate...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2018
  • Length: 25:09
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What is engineering? What are the important aspects of engineering that anybody should know? Can we talk about all this without getting too deep in...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2018
  • Length: 27:36
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The SXSW Education conference and festival in 2017 highlighted equity, fairness, and justice as a major theme. How does this apply to engineering ...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2018
  • Length: 43:03
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Society is headed toward more driverless cars, self-driving cars, shared cars, connected fleets, and all kinds of autonomous vehicles (AVs). How wi...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 35:10