Center for STEM Research

Center for STEM Research Publications & Articles

  1. Textbook
    • Burghardt, M.D., Fletcher, L., Gordon, A., Hacker, M., Peruzzi, W., Prestopnik, R., & Qaissaunee, M. (2010) Engineering & Technology, Delmar Cengage Learning.
      Driven by the Standards for Technological Literacy, this National Science Foundation-sponsored book is written by national leaders in engineering and technology education and addresses the most contemporary technological content using engaging, pedagogically sound "informed design" activities.
    • Burghardt, David and Hacker, Michael. (2003). Technology Education-Learning by Design. Prentice-Hall. This middle school technology education textbook uses the Informed Design Process for design challenge activities
  2. K-12 STEM Education
  3. Informed Design
    • Burghardt, M. D. & Hacker M. (2004). Informed Design: A Contemporary Approach to Design Pedagogy as the Core Process in Technology. The Technology Teacher, 64, 1 September 2004., page 6. This article in the Technology Teacher explains the Informed Design process and why it is an exiting new strategy for classroom instruction.
    • Koch, J. & Burghardt, M. D.(2002). Design Technology in the Elementary School - A Study of Teacher A Action Research. Journal of Technology Education. 13, 2 This article describes the effect of using Informed Design strategies to improve the student. learning.In particular, those students targeted as low functioning show dramatic improvement in reasoning.
  4. Virtual and Physical Modeling