About This Collaboration
The CAPSULE CAPStone Unique Learning Experience project works with teachers to introduce engineering design experiences into high school classrooms. This project was funded by the National Science Foundation’s Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program, beginning in 2009. The Museum’s sub-award supports three areas of work:
- The production and distribution of two films (one for high school students and one for high school educators, administrators, and policymakers) by the Museum’s Strategic Projects Group and Lawrence Klein Productions. The film for high school students, InvenTeens: A High School Engineering Design Challenge, is a winner of a 2012 Cine Golden Eagle and a 2012 Silver Telly award. Hands-On, Minds-On: Introducing Engineering Design into High School Classrooms is a winner of a Bronze Telly Award.
- Educator professional development by the Museum’s Teacher Enrichment program. Teachers involved in the CAPSULE program are provided with the Museum’s Engineering the Future curriculum, training, and guidance.
- Consulting on integration of engineering curricula into schools through the Museum’s National Center for Technological Literacy.
The Northeastern PI and Co-PIs are Abe Zeid, Claire Duggan, and Sagar Kamarthi. Pamela Pelletier and Jonathan McLaughlin represent the Boston Public Schools. Carol Lynn Alpert coordinates the Museum’s participation and oversees film production. Leslie Kennedy manages portions of the educator professional development programs. The NCTL’s Yvonne Spicer provides Gateway Project consulting services.
Support provided by an NSF sub-award through Northeastern University. Award No. DRL-0833636.