Research Papers/Topics in Science And Technology Education

The RepRap 3-D Printer Revolution in STEM Education

STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields of study meant to improve U.S. competitiveness by guiding curriculum and influencing education policy. STEM education begins with K-12 educators, who are struggling with how to implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) that now place explicit emphasis on the relationship of engineering to science. The NGSS guidelines suggest that science curriculum should have activities with an iterative process invol...

Open-source 3-D printing Technologies for education: Bringing Additive Manufacturing to the Classroom

Objective 3-D printing technologies have the potential to improve both Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and Career and Technical Education (CTE), as well as integrating these two educational emphases and providing opportunities for cross-curriculum engagement. The objective of this study is to investigate the potential of open-source (OS) technologies in an educational setting, given the combination of economic constraints affecting all educational envir...

A Virtual Educational Exchange: A North-South Virtually-Shared Class on Sustainable Development

Increasingly international competence is considered and important skill to be acquired from an undergraduate education. Because international exchange presents a challenge to many students, there is a need to develop and implement alternative means for incorporating international and cross-cultural experiences into the undergraduate classroom. We report on the implementation of a semester-long, virtually-shared course offering between a U.S. and a Bolivian university. Since STEM (science, tec...

Free and Open Source 3-D Model Customizer for Websites to Democratize Design with OpenSCAD

3-D printing has entered the consumer market because of recent radical price declines. Consumers can save substantial money by offsetting purchases with DIY pre-designed 3-D printed products. However, even more value can be obtained with distributed manufacturing using mass customization. Unfortunately, the average consumer is not technically sophisticated enough to easily design their own products. One solution to this is the use of an overlay on OpenSCAD parametric code, although current so...

Open Source 3-D Printers: An Appropriate Technology for Building Low Cost Optics Labs for the Developing Communities

The recent introduction of RepRap (self-replicating rapid prototyper) 3-D printers and the resultant open source technological improvements have resulted in affordable 3-D printing, enabling low-cost distributed manufacturing for individuals. This development and others such as the rise of open source-appropriate technology (OSAT) and solar powered 3-D printing are moving 3-D printing from an industry based technology to one that could be used in the developing world for sustainable developme...

THE EXTENT OF INTEGRATION IN THE GHANAIAN SHS INTEGRATED SCIENCE SYLLABUS

Integrated science is an approach by which scientific concepts and principles are presented in manner to express the fundamental unity of thought in science so as to avoid undue stress distinction among the various scientific field.  This implies that science must not be put into separate disciplines like physics, chemistry or biology when being presented. This means that an integrated science curriculum should not have separate discipline like physics, chemistry and biology and fo...

Creating Self-Reliant Opportunities through Entrepreneurial and Functional Technical, Vocational Education: a Panacea for Nigeria's Youth Unemployment

In this rapidly changing world, the quest for self-reliance through education has always been the desire of many nations especially in the present face of global economic challenge. This has triggers many countries of the world to re-evaluate their position and question their roles as nations and consider investing heavily in education. Consequently, repeated call for massive reform of current educational practices has consistently been the dream of many Nigerians and has resulted...

RE-CONSTRUCTING TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (TVE) FOR SKILLS ACQUISITION

This paper focuses on re-constructing Technical Vocational Education for skills acquisition by TVE Students in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The survival of any nation or people is predicated on the level of development. Where the standard of living is low, the nation is at risk of total collapse. Technical Vocational Education therefore is among the vital tools which can be used to develop individuals. It is field where opportunities exist for gainful employment being mostly pr...

Assessment of the level of technological literacy possessed by vocational and technical education student in tertiary institution in delta state

The extent to which people can take full advantage of the benefit of technology  as well as to recognise, address or even avoid some of its pitfall largely depend on their level of technological literacy. The extent to which vocational and technical education (VTE)  students in Delta State sufficiently possess the knowledge of technology is not known. This situation necessitated the assessment of the level of technological literacy possessed by VTE students in tertiary instituti...

EFFECTS OF MULTIMEDIA INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES ON CHEMISTRY STUDENTS’ SCIENCE PROCESS SKILLS ACQUISITION AND ACHIEVEMENT IN KANO STATE

ABSTRACTThis study examined the effects of multimedia instructional strategies on chemistry students’ science process skills acquisition and achievement in Kano state. Six research questions and six null hypotheses guided the study. Researchers have revealed that students perform poorly in practical chemistry in spite of all that has been done to improve science teaching and learning in secondary schools. This situation could hamper their overall achievement in chemistry and therefor...

FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR LOW ENROLMENT OF STUDENTS IN SCIENCE EDUCATION IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IN ENUGU STATE

Abstract This research work is a survey of Factors Responsible for low Enrolment of Student in science in colleges of education in colleges of education in Enugu State. It aims at finding out the various factors responsible for low enrolment of students in science education in colleges of education in Enugu state. Four (4) research questions were raised.  Data were collected using questionnaire which were ...

PREVALENCE OF HIV AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN ATTENDING ANTENATAL

ABSTRACTThese project work examined “prevalence of HIV among Pregnant women attending antenatal at Otto – Ijanikin Primary Health centre, Ijanikin Lagos state.”The blood of the antenatal patient were collected using the HIV kits method The result of the patient were recorded into this book. Thus it was recommended that government or private hospitals should always test their antenatal patient for HIV. TABLE OF CONTENTTitle page iCertification ...

PREVALENCE OF HIV AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN ATTENDING ANTENATAL AT OTTO -IJANIKIN PRIMARY HEALTH CENTRE IJANIKIN, LAGOS.

ABSTRACT These project work examined “prevalence of HIV among Pregnant women attending antenatal at Otto – Ijanikin Primary Health centre, Ijanikin Lagos state.” The blood of the antenatal patient were collected using the HIV kits method The result of the patient were recorded into this book. Thus it was recommended that government or private hospitals should always test their antenatal patient ...

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