To promote STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education with American Indian students in grades 5-8, a civil engineering focused curriculum was designed through collaboration among educators, researchers, and engineers. The curriculum was created to introduce American Indian youth to career opportunities in civil engineering, various civil engineering concepts, and the role of civil engineers in the technology driven 21st century. The emphasis of the curriculum is placed on structural engineering, which is a branch of civil engineering concerned with the design and structure of buildings, bridges, and roads. The curricular activities focused on one particular structure - bridges. Through the activities the students engaged in engineering, as well as science, mathematics, and technology.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Curriculum Development|
|Editors||L. E. Kattington|
|Place of Publication||Hauppauge, NY|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||20|
|State||Published - 2010|