STEM Standards for Research Design & Project Management

 

PROGRAM CONCENTRATION: Engineering &   Technology
CAREER PATHWAY:     Engineering
COURSE TITLE:  Research, Design, and Project   Management  
 
Research, Design, and Project Management is the   fourth course in the engineering pathway. This course provides students with   opportunities to work with students from other pathways as a member of a   design team. Research strategies, prototype testing and evaluation, and   communication skills are emphasized.
 
ENGR-RDPM1 – Students will become proficient in the   formal research techniques necessary to understand a technical problem.
 
(a) Develop a   research plan and schedule.
(b) Collect research   findings in an organized system.
(c) Choose   appropriate sources from which to collect research data (Internet, technical   journals, books, technical societies, university R&D, government   documents, experts, etc.).
(d) Discriminate   between relevant and irrelevant sources.
(e) Demonstrate   proficient interviewing skills.
 
Academic Standards:   
SCSh3. Students will identify and investigate   problems scientifically.
 
SCSh4. Students use tools and instruments for   observing, measuring, and manipulating scientific equipment and materials.
 
 
ENGR-RDPM2 – Students will use research techniques   to develop a design solution for to a technological problem.
 
(a) Use graphic organizers,   charts, graphs, and diagrams to categorize and evaluate research data.
(b) Apply graphic   organizer to narrow their research focus.
(c) Develop a   concise problem statement and constraints for technical problems.
(d) Evaluate past   solutions and proposed approaches for a technological problem.
(e) Develop and   prioritize possible solutions using a decision matrix.
 
Academic Standards:   
SCSh3. Students will identify and investigate   problems scientifically.

MM3P5. Students will represent   mathematics in multiple ways. 

 
 
ENGR-RDPM3 – Students will utilize research   techniques to test and evaluate designed prototypes.
 
(a) Identify methods   and resources for performing testing and evaluation of a designed solution.
(b) Develop procedures for testing the prototype.
(c) Apply   statistical analysis tools to evaluate test data.
(d) Compare results   of predictive analysis with prototype test data.
(e) Judge the   effectiveness of a prototype design and make recommendations for   improvements.
 
Academic Standards:   
SCSh3. Students will identify and investigate   problems scientifically.
 
SCSh4. Students use tools and instruments for   observing, measuring, and manipulating scientific equipment and materials.
 
SCSh5. Students will demonstrate the computation and   estimation skills necessary for analyzing data and developing reasonable   scientific explanations.
MM3P4. Students will make connections among   mathematical ideas and to other disciplines.   
 
 
ENGR-RDPM4 – Students will effectively communicate   research findings.
 

(a) Document   engineering activities using design briefs, portfolios, or engineering design   notebooks. 

(b) Compose a   technical research paper.
(c) Deliver a formal   oral presentation.
(d) Use appropriate   technology to create aids for their formal presentation.
(e) Provide informal   briefings on the status of their research.
 
Academic Standards:   
SCSh4. Students use tools and instruments for   observing, measuring, and manipulating scientific equipment and materials.
 
SCSh6. Students will communicate scientific   investigations and information clearly.
 
 
 
STEM Standards (common to all Engineering   &Technology courses)
 
Nature of Technology
ENGR-STEM1 – Students will recognize the systems,   components, and processes of a technological system.
 
(a) Describe the   core concepts of technology.
(b) Identify the   relationships among technologies along with connections to contemporary   issues.
(c) Apply lifelong   learning strategies necessary to understand the characteristics and scope of   technology.
 
 
Academic   Standards: 
SCSh1. Students will evaluate the importance of   curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in science.
 
SCSh7. Students analyze how scientific knowledge is   developed.
MM3P4. Students will make connections among   mathematical ideas and to other disciplines.   
 
 
Technology and Society
ENGR-STEM2 – Students will identify the impact of   engineering and technology within global, economic, environmental, and   societal contexts.
 

(a) Describe the   social, economic, and environmental impacts of a technological process,   product, or system.

(b) Demonstrate   ethical and professional behavior in the development and use of technology.
(c) Explain the   influence of technology on history and the shaping of contemporary issues.
 
Academic Standards:   
SCSh7. Students analyze how scientific knowledge is   developed.
MM3P4. Students will make connections among   mathematical ideas and to other disciplines.   
 
 
Design
ENGR-STEM3 – Students will design technological   problem solutions using scientific investigation, analysis and interpretation   of data, innovation, invention, and fabrication while considering economic,   environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety,   manufacturability, and sustainability constraints.
 
(a) Demonstrate   fundamental principles of design.
(b) Design and   conduct experiments along with analysis and interpretation of data.
(c) Identify and   consider realistic constraints relevant to the design of a system, component,   or process.
 
Academic Standards:   
SCSh1. Students will evaluate the importance of   curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in science.
 
SCSh3. Students will identify and investigate   problems scientifically.
 
SCSh4. Students use tools and instruments for   observing, measuring, and manipulating scientific equipment and materials.
 
SCSh5. Students will demonstrate the computation and   estimation skills necessary for analyzing data and developing reasonable   scientific explanations.
 
SCSh8.   Students will understand important features of the process of scientific   inquiry.
MM3P1. Students will solve problems (using   appropriate technology). 
MM3P2. Students will reason and evaluate   mathematical arguments. 
 
 
Abilities for a Technological World
ENGR-STEM4 – Students will apply principles of   science, technology, engineering, mathematics, interpersonal communication,   and teamwork to the solution of technological problems.
 
(a) Work   cooperatively in multi-disciplinary teams.
(b) Apply knowledge   of mathematics, science, and engineering design.
(c) Demonstrate   strategies for identifying, formulating, and solving technological problems.
(d) Demonstrate   techniques, skills, and knowledge necessary to use and maintain technological   products and systems.
 
Academic Standards:   
SCSh3. Students will identify and investigate   problems scientifically.
 
SCSh4. Students use tools and instruments for   observing, measuring, and manipulating scientific equipment and materials.
 
SCSh5. Students will demonstrate the computation and   estimation skills necessary for analyzing data and developing reasonable   scientific explanations.
 
SCSh6. Students will communicate scientific   investigations and information clearly.
 
SCSh8. Students will understand important features   of the process of scientific inquiry.
MM3P4. Students will make connections among   mathematical ideas and to other disciplines.   
 
 
The Designed World
ENGR-STEM5 – Students will select and demonstrate   techniques, skills, tools, and understanding related to energy and power,   bio-related, communication, transportation, manufacturing, and construction   technologies.
 
(a) Correctly and   safely use common tools.
(b) Describe   strategies for selecting materials and processes necessary for developing a   technological system or artifact.
(c) Demonstrate   fundamental materials processing and assembly techniques.
(d) Evaluate the   interdependence of components in a technological system and identify those   elements that are critical to correct functioning.
(e) Apply analytical   tools to the development of optimal solutions for technological problems.
 
Academic   Standards: 
SCSh2. Students will use standard safety practices   for all classroom laboratory and field investigations.
 
SCSh3. Students will identify and investigate   problems scientifically.
 
SCSh4. Students use tools and instruments for   observing, measuring, and manipulating scientific equipment and materials.
 
SCSh5. Students will demonstrate the computation and   estimation skills necessary for analyzing data and developing reasonable   scientific explanations.
MM3P1. Students will solve problems (using   appropriate technology). 
MM3P2. Students will reason and evaluate   mathematical arguments. 
MM3P4. Students will make connections among   mathematical ideas and to other disciplines.   
 
 
Reading
ENGR-STEM6 – Students will enhance reading by   developing vocabulary and comprehension skills associated with text   materials, problem descriptions, and laboratory activities associated with   engineering and technology education.  
 
(a) Reading in all   curriculum areas.
(b) Discussing   books.
(c) Building   vocabulary knowledge.
(d) Establishing   context.
 
Academic Standards:   
ELAALRC2 The student participates in discussions   related to curricular learning in all subject areas. 
 
ELAALRC3 The student acquires new vocabulary in each   content area and uses it correctly. 
 
ELAALRC4 The student establishes a   context for information acquired by reading across subject areas. 
 
Leadership Development
ENGR-STEM7 – Students will develop leadership and   interpersonal problem-solving skills through participation in co-curricular   activities associated with the Technology Student Association.
 
(a) Demonstrate   effective communication skills.
(b) Participate in   teamwork to accomplish specified organizational goals.
(c) Demonstrate   cooperation and understanding with persons who are ethnically and culturally   diverse.
 
Academic   Standards:
MM3P3. Students will communicate   mathematically. 
MM3P5. Students will represent mathematics in   multiple ways. 
 
SCSh6. Students will communicate scientific   investigations and information clearly.
 
 
 
 
CTAE Foundation Skills
 
The Foundation Skills for Career, Technical and   Agricultural Education (CTAE) are critical competencies that students   pursuing any career pathway should exhibit to be successful. As core   standards for all career pathways in all program concentrations, these skills   link career, technical and agricultural education to the state’s academic   performance standards. 
 
The CTAE Foundation Skills are aligned to the   foundation of the U. S. Department of Education’s 16 Career Clusters.   Endorsed by the National Career Technical Education Foundation (NCTEF) and   the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education   Consortium (NASDCTEc), the foundation skills were developed from an analysis   of all pathways in the sixteen occupational areas. These standards were   identified and validated by a national advisory group of employers, secondary   and postsecondary educators, labor associations, and other stakeholders. The   Knowledge and Skills provide learners a broad foundation for managing   lifelong learning and career transitions in a rapidly changing economy.
 
CTAE-FS-1 Technical Skills: Learners achieve technical content skills 
necessary to pursue the full range of   careers for all 
pathways in the program concentration. 
 
CTAE-FS-2 Academic Foundations: Learners achieve state academic 
standards at or above grade level.
 
CTAE-FS-3 Communications: Learners use various communication 
skills in expressing and interpreting information.
 
CTAE-FS-4 Problem Solving and Critical Thinking: Learners define   
and solve problems, and use problem-solving and 
improvement methods and tools.
 
CTAE-FS-5 Information Technology Applications: Learners use   
multiple information technology devices to   access, 
organize, process, transmit, and communicate 
information. 
 
 
 
CTAE-FS-6 Systems: Learners understand a variety of organizational 
structures and functions.
 
CTAE-FS-7 Safety, Health and Environment: Learners employ safety, 
health and environmental management systems in 
corporations and comprehend their importance to 
organizational performance and regulatory   compliance.
 
CTAE-FS-8 Leadership and Teamwork: Learners apply leadership and 
teamwork skills in collaborating with others to   accomplish organizational goals and objectives. 
 
CTAE-FS-9 Ethics and Legal Responsibilities: Learners commit to   
work ethics, behavior, and legal responsibilities in   the 
workplace.
 
CTAE-FS-10 Career Development: Learners plan and manage 
academic-career plans and employment relations.
 
CTAE-FS-11 Entrepreneurship: Learners demonstrate understanding of 
concepts, processes, and behaviors associated   with 
successful entrepreneurial performance.
 
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