Adventures in Technology “Partnerships for real-world experience” Presented by: Maureen A. Ryan Manager, Education Initiatives. Adventures in Technology. What is Adventures in Technology?
“Partnerships for real-world experience”
Maureen A. Ryan
Manager, Education Initiatives
What is Adventures in Technology?
The Adventures in Technology project is an industry-focused business, education and community partnership designed to increase the visibility of regional career opportunities in southwestern Pennsylvania.
The project brings more visibility to careers in:
The project is sponsored in part by the Pittsburgh Technology Council and Catalyst Connection and the Grable Foundation.
The Adventures in Technology project engages high school students in an 8-week hands-on project to design and build a product or re-engineer an existing product, process or system.
Students from Indiana County Technology Center in Indiana County at Aeptec Microsystems, February 2004.
Student Learning Objectives
with industry professionals
Students from Northern Westmoreland CTC in Westmoreland County, discuss project with Hamill Mfg. employee, February 2004.
Students from Fayette County Area Vocational & Technical School in Fayette County take a company tour with ICMI, Inc. employee, February 2004.
Kennametal (Westmoreland) (2004)
“Production Floor Layout”
“Production Flow Task Study”
“Blue Box Storage”
Hamill Manufacturing Co., Inc. (Allegheny)
“Shipping Container Design” (2003)
Berkley Surgical (Fayette)
“Mask Flow Chart” (2004)
Seagate Technology, Inc. (Allegheny)
Automobile Disk Drive – “SeaDrive” (2004)
Average “YES” response
Average “NO” response
Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening
Learning to Read Independently
Types of Writing
Speaking and Listening
Measurement and Estimation
Mathematical Problem Solving and Communication
Statistics and Data Analysis
Probability and Predictions
Algebra and Functions
Science and Technology
Inquiry and Design
Alignment to PA Standards:
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