Faculty Advisor

Davis, Paul W.

Faculty Advisor

Szkutak, David Edward

Faculty Advisor

Szkutak, Joan B.

Center

AUSTR / Australia

Abstract

Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation runs Science Bootcamps to motivate secondary students to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, a need critical to many industrialized nations. We completely developed two activities that will be offered in 2016 Bootcamps: constructing a phone speaker and using magnets to clean oil spills. We based these activities and a guide for future development upon interviews with experts, focus groups with educators, and surveys of participants in previous Bootcamps.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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