Rhode Island's adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards in 2013  established a pressing need to provide elementary schools with support for integrating engineering in our local district's classrooms. Wind energy was identified as an appropriate instructional topic, both for its relevance to Rhode Island , and for its strength as a tool for studying the engineering design process. Education and engineering undergraduates collaborated to educate local fourth graders about engineering design and wind energy. While supporting the need for engineering education in the community, this project also deepened learning for both education and engineering students at Roger Williams University.
Sustainability and Environmental Research; Innovation and Technology Research
Benitz M.A., & Yang L. (2019). Teaching Wind Energy to Engineering and Education Undergraduates Through Community Engagement. Journal of Physics Conference Series, (1452).