Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Tools to teach Energy, Sustainable or Green"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2011 - DURI
Research area(s):
K-12, STEM, Energy, Sustainable, Green
Project Description:
How do K-12 students learn Technology? We are interested in what tools are cuurently used to teach K-12 students about Technology. Which are successful? Which are good models? These could be online websites, interactive games, or kits available for purchase. The goal is to find or develop tools that are effectively utilized to assist teachers to teach Technology areas and ultimately promote interest in Technology careers.
Expected Student Contributions:
Review of literature and possible survey of students in K-12 regarding tools for teaching Technology will be used to develop a paper that would be presented at a conference. The intern will be involved in all aspects of research.
Related Website(s):
Desired Qualifications:
1 minimum GPA of 3.0 2 sophomore level status 3 proficiency with Microsoft Office tools a plus
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Koch, Daphene
bldg construction management technology

Student Supervisor

Daphene Koch
Assistant Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Mary E. Johnson
Aviation Technology / Technology