Publications

Below are links to papers written by CIESE staff as well as papers written by others regarding CIESE efforts.

2016

Bartus, G., (in press), Advancing Vector Knowledge and Confidence in K-12 Teachers, National Association for Research in Science Teaching, 2017 Annual International Conference. 

Bartus, G., (in press), Are You Dressed for a Spacewalk?: Harnessing Student Interest in Space Exploration to Engage them in Energy and Engineering, Science Scope, National Science Teachers Association. 

Bartus, G., & Fisher, F. T., Barriers and Opportunities to the Acquisition of Systems Thinking Skills for K-12 Teachers, Proceedings of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2016, Phoenix, Arizona.

2015

McKay, M., Lowes, S., Tirthali, D., & Camins, A. (2015). Student Learning of STEM Concepts Using a Challenge-based Robotics Curriculum. Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exhibition, Seattle, WA, June 2015.

McKay, M. M., & Sayres, J. (2015). LEGO-Based Underwater Robotics as a Vehicle for Science and Engineering Learning. Curriculum Exchange Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, Washington, June 2015.

Bartus, G., & Fisher, F. T. (2015). Outcomes of a Systems Engineering Project for K-12 Teachers. Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, Washington, June 2015.

Bartus, G. (2015). Engineering a Spacesuit Using Heat Transfer Knowledge. Curriculum Exchange Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, Washington, June 2015.

Kennedy, K. (2015). Secret Agent Engineering. Curriculum Exchange Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, Washington, June 2015.

Kennedy, K. (2015), Algae to the Rescue: Infusing engineering into High School Biology Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual K-12 Workshop, Seattle, Washington. https://peer.asee.org/17075

Holahan, P., McKay, M., Sayres, J., Lowes, S., Camins, A., & McGrath, B. (2015). WaterBotics: A Novel Engineering Design Curriculum for Formal and Informal Educational Settings. Hoboken, NJ: Stevens Institute of Technology.

Sayres, J., McKay, M., & Camins, A. (2015). WaterBotics. In C. Sneider (Ed.) The Go-To Guide for Engineering Curricula, Grades 6-8. Corwin Press. [Available through Corwin Press.]

2014

Kennedy, K., Scribner, J. (2014). The Justin Time Challenge. Science Scope, November 2014, 45-48.

Brockway, D., and Sneider, C. (2014). Is facilitation key to designing success in science through engineering? Journal of Science Education and Technology.

Sneider, C., Brockway, D. and Comfort, K. (2014). Performance assessment of collaboration and communication skills. Educational Measurement

2013

Kennedy, K. (2013) Derby Design Day. Connections and collaborations between elementary and high school students in physical science, math, and engineering design. Science & Children, September 2013, 70-75.

McKay, M., Lowes, S., Tirthali, D., McGrath, E., Sayres, J. & Peterson, K. (2013): Transforming a Middle and High School Robotics Curriculum from Formal Classrooms to an Informal Learning Environment: Strategies for Increasing Impact in Each. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 2013.

2012

McGrath, E., Lowes, S., McKay, M., Sayres, J., & Lin, P. (2012). Robots Underwater! Learning Science, Engineering and 21st Century Skills: The Evolution of Curricula, Professional Development and Research in Formal and Informal Contexts. In B.S. Barker, G. Nugent, N. Grandgenett, & V. I. Adamchuk (Eds.), Robots in K-12 Education: A New Technology for Learning (pp. 141-167). IGI Global doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-0182-6.

Daugherty, J., Custer, R., Brockway, D., and Spake, D. (2012): Engineering concept assessment: Design and development. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings, San Antonio, TX, June, 2012. 

Macalalag, A.Z. & Jurado, C. (2012). Professional Development for Elementary and Middle School Teachers: Enhancing Teacher Implementation of 21st Century Skills through the Engineering Design Process. 2nd P-12 Engineering and Design Education Research Summit, Washington D.C., April 26-28, 2012

Brockway, D., and Sneider, C. (2012): The importance of being explicit when incorporating engineering into science. 2nd P-12 Engineering and Design Education Research Summit, Washington, DC, April, 2012.

Sneider, C., Brockway, D., and Comfort, K. (2012): Performance assessment of collaboration and communication skills: A work in progress. 2nd P-12 Engineering and Design Education Research Summit, Washington, DC, April, 2012.

 

2011

McGrath, E., Sayres, J. (2011). Seeking Teachers for Underwater Robotics PD Program. Technology and Engineering Teacher, December/January 2012 - Volume 71, Number 4

McGrath, E., Nemes, J., Olwell, D., & Umphress, D. (2011). Panel: Integrating Systems Engineering into Engineering Curricula through Capstone Projects. INCOSE Insight, September 2011 – Volume 14, Issue 3. pp 23-24

McGrath, E. W., Lowes, S. (2011). Infusing Non-Traditional Engineering Projects into Traditional Classrooms: Where Do They Fit? How are They Assessed? ASEE 2011 Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, Canada, June 26-29, 2011

McGrath, E. W., Lowes, S., Jurado, C., Squires, A. (2011). SE Capstone: A Pilot Study of 14 Universities to Explore Systems Engineering Learning and Career Interest through Department of Defense Problems. ASEE 2011 Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, Canada, June 26-29, 2011

McGrath, E. W, Shields, C., Macalalag, A.Z. (2011). Making Elementary Engineering Work: Lessons from Partnerships and Practices. ASEE 2011 Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, Canada, June 26-29, 2011

McKay, M., Klien-Gardner, S. S., Zook, K. A., Yoder, M., Burghardt, M. D., Crismond, D., Malanga, C., Johnson, T. J., Houchens, B., C. (2011). Best Practices in K-12 and University Partnerships Panel . ASEE 2011 Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, Canada, June 26-29, 2011

Shields, C (2011). Using Engineering Activities to Support Communication and Collaboration Skills in a Special Needs Classroom. ASEE 2011 Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, Canada, June 26-29, 2011

Macalalag, A. Z. & Jurado, C. (2011). Grade 3-8 Teachers' Initial Ideas about 21st Century Skills in the Context of a Science and Engineering Professional Development Program . ASEE 2011 Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, Canada, June 26-29, 2011

Brockway, D., Welner, H., and Libera, M. (2011) Hydrogel Beads – The New High School Slime Lab? The Science Teacher, Summer 2011, 50-55

Macalalag, A. Z. & Jurado, C. (2011).  Science Teachers' Initial Conceptions and Implementations of 21 st Century Skills in Grade 3-8 Classrooms. Paper presented at the Annual International Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Orlando , FL , April 2011.

Macalalag, A.Z., Tirthali, D., McGrath, E., McKay, M., & Lowes, S. (2011). Teacher Professional Development Programs in Grades 3-8: Promoting Teachers' and Students' Content Knowledge in Science and Engineering. Paper Presented at the National Science Foundation's Mathematics and Science Partnerships Learning Network Conference, Washington , D.C. , January 2011.

2010

Cunningham, C., McGrath, E., Parry, E., Lotero-Purdue, P., Day, L. (2010). Partnerships for Elementary Engineering & Science: Panel Discussion at PLTW Innovations Conference. October 2010, Washington, DC.

Brockway, D., Sneider, C, and Zhang, X. (2010). Measuring the impact of engineering design activities on student learning in high school biology and chemistry: A research-in-progress report, Paper presented at The P-12 Engineering and Design Education Research Summit, Seaside , OR , August 2010.

Macalalag, A.Z. & Tirthali, D. (2010). Teacher Professional Development in Elementary Schools: Improving Student Achievement Through Science and Engineering. Paper Presented at the P-12 Engineering and Design Education Research Summit , Seaside , OR , August 2010.

McGrath, E., Peterson, K. (2010). Build IT Scale Up Project, National Afterschool Association, April 2010, Washington, DC.

Macalalag, A.Z., Lowes, S., Tirthali, D., McKay., M., & McGrath, E. (2010). Teacher Professional Development in Grades 3-5: Fostering Teachers’ and Students’ Content Knowledge in Science and EngineeringAmerican Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 2010.

Harms, H., McKay, M., & McGrath, M. (2010). Poster: The Systems and Global Engineering Project. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 2010.

Brockway, D., & McGrath, E., & McKay, M., & Macalalag, A. (2010, June), Partnership To Improve Student Achievement In Engineering And Science Education: Lessons Learned In Year One Paper presented at 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky.

Harms, H., Janosz, D., & Maietta, S. (2010). The Systems and Global Engineering ProjectThe Technology Teacher, March 2010, 69(6), 25-27.

Macalalag, A.Z., Lowes, S., Guo, K., Tirthali, D., McKay., M., & McGrath, E. (2010). Advancing Science and Engineering in Elementary Schools: Fostering Teachers’ Knowledge and Scientific Inquiry. National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 2010.

2009

Jain, R., McKay, M., McGrath, B., & Brockway, D. (2009). Translating systems engineering for high school teahers and students: an exploratory study of implementing some initial SE concepts. Int. J. Intelligent Defence Support Systems , 2(3), 143-156.

Brockway, D., and Papaleo, M. (2009). Watching the Pot to Improve Inquiry Skills. Science Scope. 33(2): 37-43

McGrath, E., Lowes, S., Lin, P., Sayres, J. (2009). Analysis Of Middle- And High-School Students’ Learning Of Science, Mathematics, And Engineering Concepts Through A Lego Underwater Robotics Design Challenge. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Austin, TX, June 2009

Jain, R., K. Sheppard, E. McGrath, and B. Gallois. 2009. Promoting systems thinking in engineering and pre-engineering students. In Proceedings of the 2009 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Austin, TX, June 14-17, 2009.

McKay, M., Schultz, D., Brockway, D., & McGrath, E. (2009, June), Analysis Of A Statewide K 12 Engineering Program: Learning From The Field. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, TX, June 2009.

Macalalag, A., Lowes, S., Guo, K., McKay, M., McGrath, E. (2009). Promoting Scientific Inquiry Through Innovative Science And Engineering Curricula In Grades 3-5. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Austin, TX, June 2009.

McKay, M., Brockway, D., McGrath, E., Harms, H., Hole, E., Janosz, D. (2009). Systems And Global Engineering: Results Of A Pilot Study For High-School Students And Teachers. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Austin, TX, June 2009

2008

Brockway, D., Bartus, G., McGrath, E. (2008). Engineering Connections for Middle School Science TeachersAmerican Society for Engineering Education Mid-Atlantic, Hoboken, NJ, October 2008

Brockway, D., Libera, M., Kennery, C., Schreck, R. (2008). A Partnership to Introduce Nanotechnology Research in High School ClassroomsAmerican Society for Engineering Education Mid-Atlantic, Hoboken, NJ, October 2008

Macalalag. Jr, A., Brockway, D., McKay, M., McGrath, E. (2008). Partnership to Improve Student Achievement in Engineering and Science Education: Lessons Learned in Year OneAmerican Society for Engineering Education Mid-Atlantic, Hoboken, NJ, October 2008

McGrath, E., Sayres, J., Lowes, S., Lin, P. (2008). Underwater LEGO Robotics as the Vehicle to Engage Students in STEM: The BUILD IT Project’s First Year of Classroom ImplementationAmerican Society for Engineering Education Mid-Atlantic, Hoboken, NJ, October 2008

McKay, M., McGrath, E., Brockway, D., Harms, H., Hole, E., Janosz, D. (2008). Systems and Global Engineering: A Pilot Study for High School Students and Teachers. American Society for Engineering Education Mid-Atlantic, Hoboken, NJ, October 2008

Schultz, D., Lowes, S., McGrath, E., McKay, M., (2008). Engineering Our Future NJ: Guidance Counselors Mission Critical. American Society for Engineering Education Mid-Atlantic, Hoboken, NJ, October 2008

McGrath, E., Lowes, S., Lin, P., Sayres, J., Hotaling, L., Stolkin, R. (2008). Build IT: Building Middle and High School Students’ Understanding of Engineering, Science and IT through Underwater Robotics. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2008; 2008-781. 

McKay, M., McGrath, E., Schultz, D. (2008). Engineering Our Future NJ: Promoting Engineering in K-12 Schools through Professional Development, Policy Initiatives, and Partnerships. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings,Pittsburgh, PA, June 2008; 2008-665. 

Macalalag, A., McKay, M., Shields, C., Brockway, D., McGrath, E. (2008). Partnership to Improve Student Achievement through Real World Learning in Engineering, Science, Mathematics and Technology. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2008; 2008-867.

Jain, R., Sheppard, K., McGrath, E., and Gallois, B. (2008). Promoting Systems Thinking in Engineering and Pre-Engineering Students.American Society for Engineering Education Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference Proceedings, West Point, NY, March 2008.

2007

McGrath, E., Hotaling, L, and McKay, M. (2007). Efforts to Promote Engineering in K-12 Schools in New Jersey: A Case Study of Recent Professional Development, Capacity-Building, Awareness-Building and Policy Initiatives. Presented at the K-12 Engineering Education seminar at the National Academy of Engineering.

McKay, M., Lowes, S., McGrath, E., Lin, P., and Leach, E. (2007). Use of Real-world Data and Information in the Classroom: Evolution of a K-14 Teacher Preparation Model. League for Innovation in the Community College.

Hotaling, L., Sullivan, D., Zande, J. The Sensor Revolution: Benefits and Challenges for the Marine Technology Workplace. Marine Technology Society Journal, Volume 41, Number 3, Fall 2007.

Stolkin, R., Hotaling, L., Sheryll, R., Sheppard, K., Chassapis., and McGrath, E. A paradigm for vertically integrated curriculum innovation – how curricula were developed for undergraduate, middle and high school students using underwater robotics. 2007 International Conference on Engineering Education, Coimbra, Portugal. Accepted for publication.

Hotaling, L. Using observing system data in STEM education. 2007 Marine Technology Society/IEEE OCEANS Conference, Vancouver, BC. Accepted for publication.

Stolkin, R., Sheryll, R., and Hotaling, L. Braitenbergian experiments with simple aquatic robots. 2007 Marine Technology Society/IEEE OCEANS Conference, Vancouver, BC. Accepted for publication.

Duncan, R., Hotaling, L., McDonnell, J. Spector, B., Spence, L., Sullivan, D., Thomas, C., and Zimmerman, T. Helping teachers bring ocean science into the Science classroom: The roles of the Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE). 2007 Association for Science Teacher Education National Conference, St. Louis, MO. In review.

Sullivan, D., Hotaling, L. Ocean Sciences and the Sensor Revolution: Implications for the educational system and workforce. Current – the Journal of Marine Education, Volume 23. Number 1, 2007.

Eschenbach, E., Johnson, J., Brus, C., Carlson, P., Giammar, D., Grauer, B., Hotaling, L., Oguntimein, G., Safferman, S., Seiler, E. and Wentling, T. WATERS Network’s Potential to Transform Environmental Engineering Education. 2007 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings, Chicago, IL, June 2007; 2007-1459.

Hotaling, L., McGrath, B., McKay, M., Shields, C., Lowes, S., Cunningham, C., Lachapelle, C., Yao, S. Engineering Our Future New Jersey. 2007 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings, Honolulu, HI, June 2007; 2007-1349.

2006

McKay, M. and McGrath, B. (2006). Real World Problem-Solving Using Real-Time Data . The International Journal of Engineering Education, Volume 23 Number 1, 36-41.

Eschenbach, E., Johnson, J., Brus, C., Carlson, P., Giammar, D., Grauer, B., Hotaling, L., Oguntimein, G., Safferman, S., Seiler, E. and Wentling, T. Work in Progress - Eliciting Input for Transforming CSET Education via the NSF Collaborative Large-scale Engineering Analysis Network for Environmental Research (CLEANER). 36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, San Diego, CA, October 2006; Session S3J.

Stolkin, R., Hotaling, L., and Sheryll, R. A simple ROV project for the engineering classroom. OCEANS '06 MTS/IEEE, Boston, MA, September 2006; 060406-11

Hotaling, L., Matsumoto, G., and Edelson, D. Using real time data in education. OCEANS ’06 MTS/IEEE. September 2006.

Hotaling, L, Eschenbach, E.A., Wentling, T., Harmon, T., Johnson, J., Bonner, J., VanBriesen, J., Reible, D., Brus, C., Carlson, P., Giammar, D., Grauer, B. (2006)."The Use of CLEANER Scientific and Engineering Research in Education".2006 International Conference on Computational Science and Education, Rochester, NY, August 2006.

Shields, C. Engineering Our Future New Jersey: Elementary Schools. 2006 American Society for Engineering Education mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, Toms River, New Jersey.

Hotaling, L., Lowes, S. Engineering Our Future New Jersey: Middle School Program. 2006 American Society for Engineering Education mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, Toms River, New Jersey.

Hotaling, L. et. al. (2006). How WATERS Network scientific and engineering research will benefit science education. 2006 International Conference on Computation Science and Education, August 2006.

Eschenbach, E., Johnson, J., Brus, C., Carlson, P., Giammar, D., Grauer, B., Hotaling, L., Oguntimein, G., Safferman, S., Seiler, E. and Wentling,T . Transforming K-12 Education via the Collaborative Large-scale Engineering Analysis Network for Environmental Research (CLEANER) Project. American Society for Engineering Education, National Conference, June 2006.

Hotaling, L. Stolkin, R., Sheryll, R . Discovery based learning in the engineering classroom using underwater robotics. 2006 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, IL, June 2006; 2006-78.

McKay, M., McGrath, B. & Lowes, S. (2006). Do “Real World” Learning Objects Make a Difference?. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (pp. 2975-2980). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

McDonnell, J., Hotaling, L., Matsumoto, G.I., Parsons, C., Meeson, B., Bell, R. (2005). Exploring the Merit and Feasibility of using Ocean Observing System Data in Education. Marine Technology Society Journal, Pages 56-63, Volume 39, Number 4, Winter 2005/2006

McDonnell, J., Hotaling, L., Matsumoto, G.I., Parsons, C., Meeson, B., Bell, R. (2005). Using Ocean Observing Systems Data in K-12 Classrooms: Proceedings from a Workshop Exploring the Merit and Feasibility of Developing a NationalOcean Observing Systems (NOOS) Education Product. Marine Technology Society Journal, Volume 39, Number 4, Winter 2005/Spring 2006.

Hotaling, L. (2005). The Gulf Stream Voyage: Using Real Time Data in the Classroom. Marine Technology Society Journal, Volume 39, Number 4, Winter 2005/Spring 2006.

2005

Hotaling, L. Stolkin, R., Sheryll, R. (2005). Using Underwater Robotics in the Engineering Classroom. ROBOLAB National Conference proceedings.

Hotaling, L., Sheryll, R., and Stolkin, R. Discovery based learning in the engineering classroom using underwater robotics. 2005 American Society for Engineering Education mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, Toms River, New Jersey.

2004

Shields, C. “The Adventures of Bucket Buddies” Science and Children. (April 2004): 30-34.

Turner, M. "Mathematics Online Projects Connect Students Worldwide." Mathematics Teacher. Volume 97, Number 4, (2004): 303.

Yepes-Baraya, M. (2004). The Student Impact Study of the Alliance+ Project:Three Case Studies in K-12 Technology Integration. League for Innovation in the Community College. 

2003

McDonnell, J., Hotaling, L. "Who Uses the Cool Classroom? Community College and Middle School Educators, that's who"Oceanography.  Vol. 16,  No. 4, (2003).

2002

Friedman, E. (2002). A Comprehensive Strategy for Internet-in-Education Teacher Professional DevelopmentTechknowlogia. 

2001

McGrath, E.  (Sept./Oct. 2001). Is it Unique & Compelling? Momentum. 
(used with permission of Momentum Magazine, the official journal of the National Catholic Educational Association )

Baron, J. & Friedman, E. & McGrath B. (2001).  Trends in K-12 Education and their Predicted Impact on Worker Competencies in 2005-2010 .  Edu-Trends.

Baron, J. & McKay, M. (2001).  Designing and Delivering an Online Course for K-12 Educators.  T.H.E. Journal, 28 (9), pg 69.  http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/vault/M2631.cfm (April 2001).

Yepes-Baraya, M. (2001). Mid-Term Report of Alliance+ Technology Innovation Challenge Grant. Presentation to U.S. Department of Education Panel of Reviewers . October 3, 2001.

2000

McKay, M. & McGrath, B. (2000). Creating Internet-Based Curriculum Projects: A Model for Teacher Professional Development. T.H.E. Journal, 27 (11), 114 - 124.  http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/vault/A2883.cfm (20 June 2000).

Baron, J.D. & McKay, M.M. (2000). Alliance+ Project: Lessons learned from the development and implementation of an Internet-in-education professional development program. Paper presented at the American Education Research Association Conference, April 25, 2000.

The following papers were presented as part of the Roundtable Professional Development and In-Service Training With Technology at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, LA, April 2000.

Baron, J., Friedman, E. A., and McGrath, B. (2000).  Techforce 2010.  (December 5, 2000)

1998

Patti, C.A. & Dziubek, P. (1998). MCS Sets Sail on the Internet.  Science and Children, Vol. 36, No. 2, p. 32-36, 58.

McGrath, B. (1998). Partners in Learning: Twelve Ways Technology Changes the Teacher-Student Relationship. T.H.E. Journal, 25 (9). http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/vault/a1982.cfm (April 1998).

Charischak, I. (1998). In the Spirit of Eratosthenes: Measuring the Circumference of the Earth. Learning & Leading with  Technology, 25 (6), p. 42. http://www.iste.org/L&L/archive.html (March 1998).

1997

Friedman, E.A., McGrath, B., Baron, J.D. (1997). Web Adventures in K-12 Science. Technos, Vol. 6, No. 4, Winter 1997

1996

Friedman, E.A., Baron, J.D. & Addison, C. (1996). Universal Access to Science via Internet. T.H.E. Journal, 23 (11), 83-86.  http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/vault/A399.cfm (June 1996).

Charischak, I. (1996). Measuring Heights, or What Trigonometry Tables Are All About. Learning & Leading with Technology, 23 (5) p. 13. http://www.iste.org/L&L/archive.html (February 1996).

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