The 3rd Annual LEGO Engineering Symposium was hosted by the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University on June 1-2, 2009. Under the theme of “LEGO Engineering for Girls: Building a diverse learning environment with LEGO”, the symposium offered a series of presentations and hands-on development labs to nearly 90 participants over the course of the 2 days.
The presentations and development lab summaries can be downloaded from the links below.
- Asli Bilgin – WomenBuild: An entrepreneurial program for professional and future leaders for Women in Technology
- Eirik Jatten – Using LEC’s in school – the Norwegian experiences; perspectives from the LEGO Educational Center Scandinavia.
- Cathy Helgoe – Inviting Everyone In: LEGO WeDo as a friendly engineering environment for female teachers and students
- Kar-Tin Lee – Cultivating digitally prepared teachers to cater for girls in schools
- Marina Bers – Storytellers and engineers in early childhood: developing technological fluency by making robots
- Mitchel Resnick – Low Floor, High Ceiling, Wide Walls: Providing Multiple Pathways into Engineering
- Monika Fuglister – What are girl’s initial barriers and how can they be overcome
- Natalie Rusk – Artful Themes
- Amy Eguchi – Are robotics competitions for girls? – How RoboCupJunior attracts girls
- Barbara Bratzel – Door Wide Open: Attracting Girls to Engineering
- Birger Brevik and Suyan Aidarov – LEGO engineering in science and vocational education for street children in Kyrgyzstan
- Chris Bracken – Australian LEGO Teachers Award recipient
- Lisbeth Valther Palleson – Girls are different, but still the same! What to focus on when engaging girls in learning with LEGO materials
- Morgan Hynes – A glance at interesting projects
- Sarah Kuhn – LEGO Engineering and Girls: Many paths to the future
- Development Labs Overview
- Collaboration Part 1
- Collaboration Part 2
- Data Logging