Thursday, February 25, 2010

Gender Equity Podcast

A new episode of the Education for Innovation Podcast is appearing in the feed and on YouTube today! The topic of the discussion is Gender Equity. This episode is hosted by Dave Janosz and features guests Celeste Baine, Kenny Zushma, and Mark Wallace. Check out this and all episodes at

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Engineering Students Have This Problem Licked

Engineering Tech II students at Ipswich High School have undertaken a sweet challenge: They've designed machines to measure how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll pop. Data results varied from a low of 230 to a high of 500 licks. Technology Education/Engineering teacher Bill Gallant discovered the project idea in "Technology Teacher" magazine where a teacher in Cincinnati's Princeton High School introduce his students to mechanical engineering concepts through doing the lollipop assignment.