Center for STEM Research

Research, Presentations, Publications


ITEEA Conference (2011):

  1. Burghardt, M.D. & Hacker, M., (2011). Engineering for All Pre-Conference Workshop, ITEEA Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  2. Burghardt, M.D., Custer, R., Daugherty, J., Hacker, M. Sanders, M. & de Vries, M., (2011) Beyond Standards, ITEEA Conference, Minneapolis, MN
  3. Hacker, M. (2011). SMTE Advisory Board Presentation. ITEEA Conference, Minneapolis, MN

ITEEA Conference (2010):

  1. Burghardt, M.D. &Hacker, M. (2010). A Transformative Model for Engineering and Technology Education ITEEA Conference. Charlotte, N.C.
  2. Burghardt, M.D. &Hacker, M. (2010). Concepts and Contexts in Engineering and Technology Education: a Modified Delphi Study and Expert Panel Report ITEEA Conference. Charlotte, NC.
  3. Hacker, M. (2010). SMTE Advisory Board Meeting ITEEA Conference. Charlotte, NC.
  4. Burghardt, M. D.& Hacker, M.. (2010). Expanding the TE in STEM ITEEA Conference. Charlotte, NC.

ITEEA Conference (2009):

1. Burghardt, M. D. &Hacker, M., (2009). Cutting-Edge Research: Math Infusion into Eng/Tech. Ed
ITEA Conference

ITEEA Conference (2008)

1. Burghardt, M. D.&Hacker, M., (2008). Realities and Starting Points for Professional Development. ITEA
Salt Lake City, UTAH

STEM Symposium (2009):

1. Burghardt, M.D. &Hacker, M. (2009). Perspectives on K-12 Engineering. MSTP STEM
Symposium. Singer Island, Florida

2. Hecht, D., Flugman, B. & Russo, M. (2009) Infusing Mathematics into Science, Technology,and
Engineering Classes: Lessons earned from Middle School Teachers and Students. MSTP
STEM Symposium, Singer Island, Florida

ASEE (2008):

  1. Burghardt, M.D., (2008). Development of a Math Infusion Model for Middle School Engineering/Technology Education, ASEE

ASEE (2006):

1. Burghardt, M.D., (2006). Engineering Effective Middle School Teacher Professional Development.
2. Burghardt, M.D. & Knowles, C., (2006). Enhancing Mathematics Instruction with Engineering Design.

8th Grade Science in Savannah Symposium:

  1. La Fata, Almendral, C. & Russo, M. .Infusing Mathematics into Science & Technology at the Middle School Level. 8th Grade Science in Savannah Symposium.

AERA 2009 Annual Meeting:

2. Russo, M. , Hecht, D. ,& Burghardt, M. D. (2009). Development of a Multidisciplinary Middle School Math
Infusion Model. Paper Presentation at the American Educational Research Association

Frontiers in Education:

1. Burghardt, M. D.& Hacker, M. (2008). WiP-Math Infusion in a Middle School Engineering/Technology Education
FiF Annual Conference Presentation

2. Atkins, L. &Burghardt, M. D. (2006).Work in Progress-Improving K-12 Mathematics Understanding with
Engineering Design Projects. ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference.

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