Graduate Research and Education in Advanced Transportation Technology (GREATT)
This five-year NSF-funded Graduate K-12 project (GK12) was directed by Prof. Daniel Haworth (Mechanical Engineering) and placed graduate science Fellows in precollege settings to provide hands-on instruction related to hybrid vehicles, fuel cells, crash testing, and other issues related to advanced transportation engineering. CSATS faculty and staff were instrumental in design of the program, contributed to science pedagogy training for the Fellows, and built and maintained the GREATT website. CSATS also secured a parallel grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to fund science education graduate students to work with fellows to develop and pilot instructional units related to transportation technology.
Although this program has been completed, web-based curriculum resources designed to enhance K-12 students' understanding and interest in science, engineering, and technology careers are still available on the GREATT website. Hybrid and electric vehicles and transportation in general are used as the basis for learning concepts of physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering.
For more information visit their website, email Bill Carlsen or call 814-865-5664.