Share Paper: Integrating Engineering, Science, Reading, and Robotics across Grades 3-8 in a STEM Education Era

  1. Hasan Deniz, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States
  2. Ezgi Yesilyurt, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States
  3. Erdogan Kaya, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States
  4. Anna Newley, Sonoran Schools, United States
  5. Emily Lin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States

Abstract: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) entered the general lexicon in the United States within the last ten years. Both Presidents Obama and Trump emphasized STEM education as a priority for the United States because the number of college graduates with STEM degrees is perceived as an important factor contributing to the global competitiveness of the United States. STEM refers to four disciplines but the acronym is generally interpreted to mean science or math rather than technology or engineering because only science and mathematics are included oftentimes in the school curriculum. In this paper, we describe our attempts to teach ...