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1 + Why Are We Here? Introduction by Moshe Kam IEEE Educational Activities May 2009 Teacher In Service Program in Uruguay

2 + 2 Outline Our Organization: IEEE IEEE’s Educational Activities Why is IEEE interested in promoting engineering in the pre-university education system in Uruguay? What do we plan to do in this workshop What are the long term benefits and expectations?

3 + 3 Our Organization – IEEE An international professional association dedicated to the theory and practice of electrical, electronics, communications and computer engineering as well as computer science, the allied branches of engineering, and related arts and sciences Established 125 years ago Operating in 150 countries Has approximately 380,000 members The largest technical professional association in the world $350M annual budget Headquarter in New York City, NY, USA Employs approximately 1000 staff members

4 4 IEEE Membership By Region 31 December 2007 Reflecting the global nature of IEEE, R8 and R10 are now the two largest IEEE Regions R9 – 15,410 R8 – 64,976 R10 67,157 R1 to 6 – 212,838 R7 – 15,947 R1 – 37,973 R2 – 32,363 R3 – 30,782 R4 – 23,555 R5 – 29,020 R6 – 59,145

5 5 Total IEEE Membership

6 + 6 IEEE volunteers Key to IEEE success About 40,000 individuals who give at least 4 hours a week to the organization Local Section Chair Associate editor of a Journal Member of the Financial Committee of the Technical Activities Board Chair of a committee that develops a Standard The organization is run by volunteers From the President and CEO to the local Section Chair major decisions are made by volunteers An attempt to quantify the work done by volunteers estimated $2bn-$3bn

7 + 7 IEEE’s principal activities (1) Organizing the professional community Based on geographic distribution and areas of interest Publishing technical and scientific literature on the State of the Art Organizing conferences on relevant technical and scientific matters

8 + 8 IEEE’s principal activities (2) Developing technical standards Approximately 900 standards at present Developing educational activities for professionals and for the public Including students and teachers in the pre- university system Improving understanding of engineering technology and computing by the public Recognizing the leaders of the profession Awards and membership grades

9 + 9 What are we trying to do… …advance global prosperity by Fostering technological innovation Enabling members' careers Promoting community worldwide for the benefit of humanity and the profession Key to success: early recognition of new fields In 1884 – power engineering In 1912 – communications In 1942 – computing In 1962 – digital communications In 1972 – networking In 1982 – clean energy In 1992 – nanotechnology In 2002 – engineering and the life sciences

10 + 10 Sample Activities: Regional Organizations IEEE organizes professionals in its fields of interest into local Sections There are 330 local Sections worldwide Uruguay has a single Section 200 members – including 42 undergraduate students and 15 Graduate Student Members 32 Senior Members 48 members of the IEEE Computer Society 29 members of the IEEE Communication Society 22 members of the IEEE Power and Energy Society

11 + 11 More on the IEEE Uruguay Section Universidad ORT12 Universidad Mayor De La Republica Oriental Del Uruguay 4 Universidad Católica del Uruguay 10 [Universidad del Trabajo del Uruguay] Communications Computers Control Systems Engineering in Medicine and Biology Instrumentation and Measurements Power and Energy Solid State Circuits Technology Management Student BranchesSociety Chapters

12 + 12 More on the IEEE Uruguay Section Universidad ORT12 Universidad Mayor De La Republica Oriental Del Uruguay 4 Universidad Católica del Uruguay 10 [Universidad del Trabajo del Uruguay] Communications Computers Control Systems Engineering in Medicine and Biology Instrumentation and Measurements Power and Energy Solid State Circuits Technology Management Student BranchesSociety Chapters Call for Action: Let us consider reviving the IEEE Uruguay Student Branches!

13 + 13 Sample Activities: Standards IEEE develop standards in several areas, including: Power and Energy Transportation Biomedical and Healthcare Nanotechnology Information Technology Information Assurance

14 + 14 More Specific Standardization Areas Intelligent highway systems and vehicular technology Distributed generation renewable energy Voting Equipment Electronic Data Interchange Rechargeable Batteries for PCs Motor Vehicle Event Data Recorder Public Key Infrastructure Certificate Issuing and Management Components Architecture for Encrypted Shared Media Organic Field Effect Technology

15 + Sample Activities: Education TryEngineering.org An activity of the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB)

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19 + 19 IEEE’s pre-university education portal For students, parents, teachers and school counselors A joint project of IEEE, IBM, and the New York Hall of Science Non-IEEE investment of approximately $2.5M US/Canada version was launched on June 2006

20 20 TryEngineering.org A portal for school counselors, teachers, parents and students University search By location, program, environment 25 countries, 1739 universities Explore Engineering – Discipline Descriptions, Day in the Life of an Engineer, Preparation Tips Virtual Games54 lesson plans for teaching engineering design Ask an Expert – Ask an Engineer, Ask a Student Undergraduate Student Advice E-NewsletterStudent opportunities – summer camps, fellowships, etc. 20

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22 + 22 Most Requested Lesson Plans Build your own robot arm Series and Parallel Circuits Pulleys and Force Cracking the Code (bar codes) Electric Messages Adaptive Devices

23 + 23 University Searches: 25 Countries Argentina Australia Austria Belgium Brazil Canada France Germany India Ireland Japan Korea Malaysia Mexico New Zealand Pakistan Portugal Russia Singapore South Africa Switzerland Taiwan Turkey United Kingdom United States

24 Languages 中文 Chinese DeutschGerman EspañolSpanish FrançaisFrench 邦人 Japanese PortuguêsPortuguese русскийRussian

25 25 TryEngineering Progress Available in English, Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese Statistics (as of 1 April 2009) 2.5 MILLION HITS IN 2007 … 4.5 MILLION HITS IN ,193 = average # of visitors per month 67,006 = highest number of total unique visitors (May 08) 248,951 = average # of page hits per month 9838 = average number of university searches per month 4228 = questions submitted to Ask an Expert 14197= the average number of lesson plans downloaded per month Visitors come from the US, India, China, Canada, UK and scores of other countries

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27 + Sample Activities: Education Teacher In Service Program An activity of the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB)

28 + 28 The Teacher In Service Program (TISP) A program that trains IEEE volunteers to work with pre- university teachers Based on approved Lesson Plans Prepared/reviewed by IEEE volunteers Tested in classrooms Designed to highlight engineering design principles

29 + 29 The Teacher In Service Program Train volunteers IEEE Section Members IEEE Student Members Teachers and Instructors …using approved lesson plans on engineering and engineering design IEEE members will develop and conduct TISP training sessions with Teachers Teachers will conduct training sessions with Students IEEE Volunteers Teachers Students

30 + 30 Our Overall TISP Goals Empower IEEE Section “champions” to develop collaborations with local pre-university education community to promote applied learning Enhance the level of technological literacy of pre- university educators Encourage pre-university students to pursue technical careers, including engineering Increase the general level of technological literacy of pre- university students Increase the level of understanding of the needs of educators among the engineering community Identify ways that engineers can assist schools and school systems

31 + Why TISP in URUGUAY? Why is Uruguay of Interest to IEEE Educational Activities?

32 + 32 OECD PISA Program OECD = Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Established Countries Budget: Euro 303M PISA = Programme for International Student Assessment

33 + 33 Objectives of PISA Are students well prepared for future challenges? Can they analyze, reason and communicate effectively? Do they have the capacity to continue learning throughout life? Surveys of 15-year-olds in the principal industrialized countries. Every three years, it assesses how far students near the end of compulsory education have acquired some of the knowledge and skills essential for full participation in society Uruguay is not an OECD member but it participated in PISA 2001 and PISA 2006 Review of OECD Statistics (PISA 2006)

34 + 34 Why is Uruguay of Interest to IEEE Educational Activities Uruguay’s science score in the OECD table was 428 Ahead of Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia Below the scores of all OECD countries except for Turkey and Mexico UK: 515; France: 495; Germany: 516; Australia: 527 Uruguay was… Below OECD average in the scales of reading, mathematics and science Uruguayan Students demonstrated… Relative strength in the area “Living Systems” and in “Using Scientific Evidence” Relative weakness in the area “Earth and Space Systems” Review of OECD Statistics (PISA 2006) Source: PISA 2006

35 + 35 Science Scores Finland Hong Kong-China Canada Chinese Taipei Estonia Japan New Zealand Australia Netherlands Liechtenstein Korea Slovenia Germany United Kingdom Czech Republic Switzerland Macao-China Austria Belgium Ireland Hungary Sweden Poland Denmark France Croatia Iceland Latvia United States Slovak Republic Spain Lithuania Norway Luxembourg Russian Federation Italy Portugal Greece Israel Chile Serbia Bulgaria Uruguay Turkey Jordan Thailand Romania Montenegro Mexico Indonesia Argentina Brazil Colombia Tunisia Azerbaijan Qatar Kyrgyzstan Finland Hong Kong-China Canada Chinese Taipei Estonia Japan New Zealand Australia Netherlands Liechtenstein Korea Slovenia Germany United Kingdom Czech Republic Switzerland Macao-China Austria Belgium Ireland Hungary Sweden Poland Denmark France Croatia Iceland Latvia United States Slovak Republic Spain Lithuania Norway Luxembourg Russian Federation Italy Portugal Greece Israel Chile Serbia Bulgaria Uruguay Turkey Jordan Thailand Romania Montenegro Mexico Indonesia Argentina Brazil Colombia Tunisia Azerbaijan Qatar Kyrgyzstan Top Bottom Uruguay

36 + 36 Knowledge about Science Uruguay is slightly below OECD average * Source: PISA 2006

37 + 37 Distribution of student performance on the science scale Uruguay is below the OECD average * Source: PISA 2006

38 + 38 Distribution of student performance on the science scale * Source: PISA 2006

39 + 39 Mean score on the knowledge about science and on the knowledge of science scales Uruguay’s scores are relatively low Source: PISA 2006

40 + 40 Mathematics Score Uruguay’s scores are relatively low Source: PISA 2006

41 + What are we going to do here today and tomorrow? IEEE Volunteers Teachers Students

42 The Teacher in Service Program “Engineering in the Classroom”

43 + 43 The Teacher In Service Program (TISP) A program that trains IEEE volunteers to work with pre-university teachers Based on approved Lesson Plans Prepared by IEEE volunteers Tested in classrooms Associated with Education Standards Designed to highlight engineering design principles The cost is less than $100 for a class of 30

44 + 44 The Basic Approach – Lesson Plans IEEE volunteers and consultants develop lesson plans that highlight an engineering design topic How to build a balanced mobile (rotational equilibrium) How to design a sail for a ship (aerodynamic design) The lesson plans are geared toward pre-university students and are tested in the classroom Materials for a 30-student class cost no more than $100

45 + 45 How does it work? Volunteers of an IEEE Section organize a TISP training event Such as what we are doing here today EAB provides logistical support and instructors Volunteers gather for a day and a half of training With teachers and school administrators Volunteers spread the program in their school districts

46 + 46 Volunteer Training Key questions to be discussed in training: How to conduct a training sessions for teachers using the TISP lesson plans? How to approach the school system to engage teachers? How to align a lesson plan with local education criteria? Teachers and officials from the education establishment participate in the training sessions

47 + 47 After The Training… IEEE volunteers work with the school system to conduct training sessions for teachers Teachers use the training sessions and the lesson plans to educate their students IEEE participates in paying for the program In the first year, EAB pays the materials and supplies expenses for TISP sessions for teachers In subsequent years, funding is the responsibility of the IEEE Section IEEE Volunteers Teachers Students

48 + 48 Lesson plans The lesson plans are organized in two versions For the teacher For the student The lesson plans are aligned with educational standards

49 + 49 Sample Lesson Plans Build a better candy bag Rotational Equilibrium (mobile) Understand and apply bar codes

50 + 50 Lesson Plans Everything You Wanted to Know About Electric Motors But Were Afraid to Ask Rocket Cars and Newton’s Laws Effective Lighting Get Connected with Ohm’s Law Design and Build Your Own Robot Arm Learn to Program and Test Robots for Classroom Use

51 Give Binary A TryComputer arithmetic and ALU design Hand Biometrics TechnologyBiometrics Sail AwayWatercraft design Simple Kitchen MachinesSimple Machines Dispenser DesignsDesign: user satisfaction, costs, materials Engineering Ups and DownsElevators Build a Big WheelFerris Wheels Lesson Plans

52 + 52 Sort it Out Sticky Engineering Challenge Ship the Chip Move That Lighthouse! A Question of Balance Program Your Own Game Engineering Air Traffic Pipeline Challenge Infrared Investigations Hull Engineering Engineered Sports Engineered Memory Wind Tunnel Testing Lesson Plans

53 + 53 Teacher In-Service Program Presentations To date, over 113 TISP presentations have been conducted by IEEE volunteers TISP presentations have reached over 2600 pre- university educators This reach represents more than 285,000 students each academic year

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55 Boston Indianapolis Putrajaya, Malaysia Cape Town Piura, Peru Rio de Janeiro Baltimore Dallas

56 Los Angeles San Francisco Cordoba (Argentina) Port of Spain Shenzhen Montreal Montevideo Guayaquil, Ecuador San Juan, PR

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58 + 58 Montevideo, May A full-scale TISP training for volunteers We expect a large number of teachers and IEEE Student Members We are looking for volunteers who will follow up and take the activities to the schools Success of the program will be measured by the number of pre-university students that it reaches

59 + 59 Guayaquil, Ecuador, Nov A training session for student branches Based on the success of the student branch session in Piura, Peru A new TISP model T

60 + 60 What are we going to do here? Demonstrate four (4) lesson plans: Sort it out (sorting of coins) Ship the Chip (packaging) Critical Load (elementary structures) Pulleys and force Discuss how to develop and use the TISP in Uruguay Have Fun!

61 + 61 Who is in the audience? Teachers from the Uruguayan Educational system IEEE volunteers Mostly from Uruguay Including IEEE Student Members Other interested individuals from… The Uruguayan Education System Uruguayan universities

62 + 62 Who is here to help? With lesson Plans… Members of IEEE Staff – Educational Activities Department IEEE volunteers from South America and the US With implementing the Program… Officials from the Uruguayan Educational System IEEE Uruguay Section Volunteers

63 + 63 Expectations from IEEE Volunteers Organize TISP sessions throughout the pre- university education system in Uruguay Communicate with EAB for guidance, information exchange, and funding Organize a task force within the IEEE Uruguay Section to make TISP a permanent program of the Section Arrange for budgeting through the Region, and IEEE Boards (MGAB, EAB)

64 + 64 Expectations from IEEE Students Revive the IEEE student branches in Uruguay Make TISP a regular activity of Uruguay’s IEEE student branches Help organize TISP sessions in the pre- university education system in Uruguay Especially in your own former schools Participate in the Region 9 TISP task force

65 + 65 Region 9 Volunteers!

66 + 66 Expectations from Teachers Use the TISP approach in your classroom Work with the IEEE Uruguay Section to organize TISP training sessions for teachers Report to the Section what lessons have been learnt from the program Indicate what lesson plans were or were not successful, and what additional lesson plans would be required

67 + 67 Our Overall TISP Goals Empower IEEE Section “champions” to develop collaborations with local pre-university education community to promote applied learning Enhance the level of technological literacy of pre- university educators Encourage pre-university students to pursue technical careers, including engineering Increase the general level of technological literacy of pre- university students Increase the level of understanding of the needs of educators among the engineering community Identify ways that engineers can assist schools and school systems

68 + 68 Questions or Comments?


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