MS (Master of Science)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
J. Paul Sims
William K. Hemphill, Garth Ghearing
There exists a need to promote better Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) education at the high school level. To satisfy this need a series of hands-on laboratory assignments were created to be accompanied by 2 educational trainers that contain various electronic components. This project provides an interdisciplinary, hands-on approach to teaching C programming that meets several standards defined by the Tennessee Board of Education. Together the trainers and lab assignments also introduce key concepts in math and science while allowing students hands-on experience with various electronic components. This will allow students to mimic real world applications of using the C programming language while exposing them to technology not currently introduced in many high school classrooms. The developed project is targeted at high school students performing at or above the junior level and uses the Arduino Mega open-source Microprocessor and software as the primary control unit.
Thesis - Open Access
Hoffer, Brandyn Moore, "Satisfying STEM Education Using the Arduino Microprocessor in C Programming" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1472. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1472
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