Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Program

Technology

Date of Award

8-2012

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

J. Paul Sims

Committee Members

William K. Hemphill, Garth Ghearing

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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