Research in the U.S.A. suggests that middle school students, especially students from under-represented groups, often lack experiences and knowledge about engineering. This situation prevents a great number of them from becoming interested in engineering. Additionally, there is a shortage of students pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.
Our goal, as an out-of-school learning initiative, is to promote middle school students' awareness of both: (a) a set of mathematical practices different from, but still related to the one they have experienced at school; (b) a set of meaningful experiences in engineering through the processing of digital images and video.

Interdisciplinary Project:
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, College of Engineering
Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies, College of Education



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