Engineering in Action Examples

Check out these published examples of how the Framework for P-12 Engineering Learning can be leveraged to created socially-relevant and culturally-situated engineering lessons

Published via the Technology & Engineering Teacher Journal


Fauber, D., Sasser, L., & Strimel, G. J. (2021). Engineering the insulin pump: Teaching intentional engineering concepts through socially relevant contexts. Technology and Engineering Teacher, 80(6). 30-36.


Otto, J., Williams, W., Moran, S., Barrington, L. & Strimel, G. J. (2021). Engineering in Action: Being social while social distancing. Technology and Engineering Teacher, 80(8).


Santana, V., Bartholomew, S. R., Rowe, W., Byrd, V., Strimel, G. J., & Han, K. (2020). Teaching technology & engineering concepts through socially-relevant contexts: SMART buoys: Integrating data visualization and design to reduce ocean life casualties. Technology & Engineering Teacher, 79(8), 19-23.


Bartholomew, S. R., Strimel, G. J., Santana, V., Byrd, V., Otto, J., DeRome, B., & Laureano, Z. (2020). Teaching technology & engineering concepts through socially-relevant contexts: Using data to improve precision in crop fertilization through digital agriculture. Technology & Engineering Teacher, 79(7), 32-36


Strimel, G. J., Morehouse, A., Bartholomew, S. R., Swift, C., & Woessner, J. (2019). Integrating computational thinking through wearable technologies and programmable e-textiles. Technology & Engineering Teacher, 78(8), 16-19.


Bartholomew, S. R., Santana, V., & Strimel, G. J. (2019). Teaching engineering concepts through socially relevant contexts: Serving the homeless with smart tiny homes. Technology & Engineering Teacher, 78(7), 24-27.


Mentzer, N., Deck, A., Lavendar, H., Handy, D., Wellman, B., Gurganus, J., & Strimel, G. J. (2019) Cradle to cradle design thinking: The life of a trillion plastic bags. Technology & Engineering Teacher, 78(5), 14-19.


Waldrop, A., Corey, C., Halfacre, M., Hummell, L., Hummell, E., Krantz, D., Gurganus, J., & Strimel, G. J. (2018). Engineering in athletics: Teaching material selection and the applications of dynamics for designing head protection. Technology & Engineering Teacher. 78(4), 31-38.


Kim, E., Newman, C., Lastova, M., Bosman, T., & Strimel, G. J. (2018). Engineering the reduction of food waste: Teaching problem framing and project management through culturally situated learning. Technology & Engineering Teacher, 78(3), 27-33.


Bosman, L. B., O’Brien, S., Shanta, S., & Strimel, G. J. (2018). Validating the value proposition of engineering design problems through quantitative analysis. Technology & Engineering Teacher, 78(2), 32-37.

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