Engaging Hispanic Students In Engineering

Start with what kids already know when teaching them engineering Have them work in their community Guest Dr Alex Mejia says you should tap into students existing funds of knowledge to raise engineering students achievement He s done research on this pedagogical style with Latino and Latina students as a professor of engineering in San Angelo State University and soon-to-be professor at the University of San Diego starting in August 2017 We talk about his research his background and motivation for doing this work culturally responsive education and practical strategies to teach all students Mentioned in this episode Dr Joel Alex Mejia at the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego jmejia sandiego edu Dr Joel Alex Mejia on LinkedIn https www linkedin com in mejiaalex Dr Joel Alex Mejia at Angelo State University http www angelo edu content profiles 4169-alex-mejia Research article on Dr Mejia s work on funds of knowledge http onlinelibrary wiley com doi 10 1002 jee 20117 abstract Engineering is Elementary http www eie org TeachEngineering http teachengineering org Qualitative Research in STEM book with chapter by Dr Alex Mejia edited by Sherry Marx https searchworks stanford edu view 11762471 Mentioned in the post-show notes Engineering Word Of The Day EWOTD podcast http engineeringwordoftheday com Guidebook Engineer s Guide to Improv and Art Games by Pius Wong on Amazon Barnes Noble and other retailers http www pioslabs com improv4design html Preview of Improv Professional Development ImprovPD project http www improvpd com Check back for a transcript of this episode at http www k12engineering net transcripts ep36 html Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor used under a Creative Commons Attribution License https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs com Help Pios Labs continue You can donate at https www patreon com pioslabsClick here to visit this podcast episode

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