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STEM 671 – Mechanical Technology Systems and Design for Educators

This course is a synthesis of concepts covered in traditional engineering courses of Statics, Strength of Materials and Machine Design, and is intended for teachers of K-12 STEM/ engineering content. The lecture portion of the class contains ample real-world examples to illustrate the applicability of the STEM concepts in mechanical systems. The course contains substantial hands-on activities and includes instruction on the safe and effective use of tools and materials. This course also requires students to use contemporary 3-D modeling software, and materials processing tools (including 3D printers) in their design activities. Students will implement a mechanical engineering/physics lesson. Course material is appropriate for both elementary and secondary teachers.