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Engineering Education For High-Ability Students, Branson Lawrence, Diane Hinterlong, Laurie S. Sutherland Jan 2015

Engineering Education For High-Ability Students, Branson Lawrence, Diane Hinterlong, Laurie S. Sutherland

Publications & Research

Over the course of their careers, engineers command a breadth and depth of knowledge from science, mathematics, society, politics, and economics that is needed for continuously updating their knowledge of the latest discoveries and advances. Driven by curiosity and enabled by rapid information technology, engineers are kept abreast of the latest advancements almost instantaneously. Today’s scientific knowledge is fluid and complex, yet these traits of engineering remain constant: the ability to define structure, plan, repeatedly evaluate, and align results to the initial objective. Engineering teachers need to facilitate their students’ ability to access information effectively and to apply it ...


An Exploration Of The Factors That Motivate Gifted And Talented Black Males To Engage In Science, Technology, Engineering And Mathematics In A Gifted, Residential Community, Adrienne L. Coleman May 2014

An Exploration Of The Factors That Motivate Gifted And Talented Black Males To Engage In Science, Technology, Engineering And Mathematics In A Gifted, Residential Community, Adrienne L. Coleman

Publications & Research

This study was an exploration of the factors that motivated gifted and talented Black males to engage in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The specific problem addressed was the lack of motivation among Black males to become gifted and talented learners engaged in STEM. Thus, the purpose of this study was to examine the factors that motivate gifted and talented Black males to engage in STEM at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA), a residential academy for gifted/talented students. Qualitative methodology was used to interview focus groups of 20 gifted and talented Black males who currently attended ...


Recipient Of The 2009 Alumni Titan Award, Joshua A. Gerlick '99 Sep 2009

Recipient Of The 2009 Alumni Titan Award, Joshua A. Gerlick '99

Alumni Titan Award

Joshua A. Gerlick has provided outstanding service to IMSA and is a loyal and generous supporter of the IMSA Fund. In early 2005, Gerlick participated in phone interviews for the IMSA TALENT Director. He also returned to the Academy in 2005 to serve as the Convocation speaker, and again in 2006 as an Intersession facilitator. During the 2006-07 school year, Gerlick dedicated a substantial amount of time towards volunteering at IMSA, in addition to relocating his home and business from Pittsburgh to Michigan. He served as a class agent for the annual fund, personally soliciting former classmates on behalf of ...