STEM Educator Training in Project-Based Learning

When: Friday, August 25, 2017, 4 pm — 7 pm
Saturday, August 26, 2017, 8 am — 3:30 pm


In partnership with the U.S. Naval Academy STEM Center, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor presents an event featuring practical & engaging methods for STEM instruction through Project-Based Learning. Topics include:

• What About Water: Hands-on activities and engineering applications to investigate chemical and physical properties of water.
• Circuits, Sensors, and Coding: Fundamentals of physical sensors to explore the environment.
• Rockets and Flight: Investigate the principles and balance of forces.
• Corrosion in Action: Understand real world applications in corrosion and electrochemistry.
• Wave Engineering: Dive into sound and light wave concepts:
• Engineering Design Challenge: Test your skills.

STEM instructors will include:

Professor Angela Leimkuhler Moran is the director of the USNA STEM Center for Education & Outreach, and a faculty member of the Mechanical Engineering Department. She holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.  Dr. Moran has worked as an engineer and project manager at Naval Surface Warfare Center, and has conducted sponsored research for over 30 years in materials and manufacturing, nano-coatings, forensics, and advanced processing.

Sarah S. Durkin is Associate Director of the STEM Center for Education and Outreach at USNA. She received a Ph.D. in Biology from Eastern Virginia Medical School and Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, and a B.A. and M.A. in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

Rachel Fees is an instructor with the United States Naval Academy STEM Center for Education and Outreach. Previously, she was an outreach educator with the Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Fees has a bachelor’s degree in Geophysics and Planetary Sciences from Boston University, and is currently working on her master’s degree in STEM Education from Wheelock College.

Professor Patrick Moran is a faculty member and former chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department at USNA, and has served as the Engineering Division’s Senior Professor. He earned his graduate degrees in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. Professor Moran has many years of experience in corrosion and electrochemical research and development efforts for the Navy and the Department of Defense.

This event is offered at no cost to teachers and educators. Curriculum materials and supplies are provided. Attendance is expected for both days. Participants receive a Certificated of Completion at the end of the program.