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ITEEA's 76th Annual Conference
March 27- 29, 2014
Technology Challenge (Quiz
This is a "Jeopardy”-style contest where participating schools select a team of up to four students
to go head-to-head against other schools answering technology and
engineering trivia questions.
In this competition, students are given a
problem to solve that requires them to move an object from one location
to another by building a vehicle based on simple machines. In the past, students had to build a glider
that could launch itself, transport
a specified amount of weight, and then safely land on a precise location.
This competition is more commonly known as the video production and
poster design competition. This
competition requires students to
write a script and produce a short film or commercial (depending on the current year’s requirements), and create a poster to promote it.
In the past, this
competition has been an opportunity
for students to use any robotics kits or devices they have to solve an assigned problem (i.e., robot will travel through a dark cylinder
and have to identify the flaws in the dark cylinder within a specified amount of time). This year, a VEX Robotics competition will be added
to heighten the breadth and exposure
of the competition.
This contest requires a single student or pair of
students to design, write, and teach a technology and or engineering course or program to a panel of judges. The judges evaluate the
student(s) ability to create a new and innovative teaching idea (based on the contest’s theme for the year) and to then effectively teach the idea. This is one of the more popular contests.
This competition requires a team of 3-4 students to build a specified
number of assigned objects within
a limited amount of time using jigs and fixtures. This is a “live” event – many of the students are present
and cheer on their peers while they
build the solutions to the assigned problem. An example of this contest is to build as many mini grandfather clocks as possible in 60 minutes.
The judging is based not only on quantity, but quality of products and efficient workflow.
This competition requires students to solve a problem within a limited amount of time, using only the materials provided to them. Traditionally, this is one of the more challenging contests because of the
strict time constraints. The schools
are allowed to have four members
on a team.
US FAB LAB NETWORKS
The United States Fab Lab Network (USFLN) will be bringing a Fab Lab to Orlando so that attendees can experience this ultimate learning environment first-hand. The Fab Lab includes tools such as: laser engravers, vinyl cutters, milling machines and 3D printers. Attendees in Orlando will have the chance to create a project in the Fab Lab and will also leave with a mini curriculum sheet that they can take back to use in their classrooms.
The USFLN promotes responsible collaboration in digital fabrication. Users learn by designing and creating objects of personal interest or import. Empowered by the experience of making something themselves, they both learn and mentor each other, gaining deep knowledge about the machines, the materials, the design process and the engineering that goes into inventions and innovation. This hands-on, project-based learning environment inspires students to reach for, and to demand, deeper knowledge in science, engineering, mathematics and technology that is just-in-time learning for authentic, contextual application. To learn more about USFLN, visit http://usfln.org/about/
SeaPerch Build and Competition
Sponsored by Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems
International and the Office of Naval Research, Science and Technology
Watch 20 ITEEA members – signed up to participate in this event on Thursday – build underwater SeaPerch ROVs from scratch and then join them poolside at 3pm on Friday to see them compete with one another for prizes alongside members of ITEEA’s Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association (TEECA), who are also building SeaPerch ROVs as part of their Transportation Competition.
Susan Nelson, Executive Director of SeaPerch for the U.S., will be on the show floor, and educators with an interest will have an opportunity to learn more about SeaPerch, how to apply for grants from SeaPerch, fund the purchase of kits for your classroom, and find out about local, regional, and national SeaPerch competitions. She can also answer questions about their ROV/ROBOTIC course for technology and engineering teacher preservice program and which colleges are using this successfully.