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Important Dates:
  • Proposals Due: March 1, 2010
  • Author Notification: April, 11, 2010
  • Full-Papers Due: June 11, 2010
  • Conference: August 11-13, 2010
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P-12 Engineering and Design Education Research Summit
-Date: August 11-13, 2010
-Destination: Seaside, Oregon

Summit Host
INSPIRE, Institute for P-12 Engineering Research and Learning
School of Engineering Education
Purdue University

We are pleased to announce a new and interdisciplinary summit on Preschool-12 (P-12) Engineering and Design Education Research. We invite researchers, teachers, policy makers, and engineers to submit proposals for the summit that will be held on August 11-13, 2010. The conference is designed to be a “catalyst for combining scientific argumentation and collaboration that would enhance research in P-12 engineering education.” The interdisciplinary approach will link research, teaching, policy, and engineering practice. Our theme is “PreK-12 Capacity Building through Community of Practice.”

The objectives of this summit are to bring together researchers (1) who identify already with the growing community of P-12 engineering education research or (2) who represent closely related movements in other STEM areas and the wide spectrum of subject areas. This summit is set out (a) to systematically develop means and spaces for the research community, (b) to provide a document describing the state-of-the-art of P-12 engineering and design education research, (c) and develop a research agenda for the next years.

If your proposal is accepted, you are invited to the P-12 Summit and we will provide registration fees, lodging, and meals (Transportation is excluded).

Important Dates
Tentative Dates Deadlines
January 12 - March 1, 2010 Submission System Open
March 1, 2010 Proposals Due Date Extension
April 11, 2010 Proposal Acceptance Notification
April 21 - May 7, 2010 Proposal Review Process Open
May 11 - June 11, 2010 Submission System Opens
June 11, 2010 Full-Papers Due
August 11-13, 2010 Summit at Seaside, Oregon

Research During the Conference
During the conference, an ethnographic study will be conducted to study the state of our current knowledge base and the nature of interdisciplinary discourse and collaboration. Therefore, if you attend the Summit, you will be asked to participate in this study.

Corporate Relations
Companies interested in co-sponsoring P-12 Summit should contact the conference host at