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Hands-on engineering, the Camp Badger way

Posted on 06. Oct, 2011 by .

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For six weeks in summer 2011, more than 200 kids and more than a dozen facilitators, many of them area teachers and UW-Madison engineering students, hiked, bussed to, and generally scoured the UW-Madison campus, local attractions and area companies. These educational excursions were all part of the 14th annual Camp Badger, a one-week residential program [...]

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Teaching the societal side of engineering

Posted on 29. Sep, 2011 by .

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Outreach initiative engages middle-school students and teachers When Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Amy Wendt (right) was in ninth grade, her teacher asked the class if anyone liked math. Sitting in the front row, Wendt eagerly put up her hand. Then she realized she was the only one. Now, Wendt is helping math and science [...]

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