The Application of System Dynamics to the Integration of National Laboratory Research and K-12 Education

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The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is dedicated to finding solutions to problems related to the environment, energy, economic competitiveness, and national security. In an effort to attract and retain the expertise needed to accomplish these challenges, the INEEL is developing a program of broad educational opportunities that makes continuing education readily available to all laboratory employees, beginning in the K–12 environment and progressing through post-graduate education and beyond. One of the most innovative educational approaches being implemented at the laboratory is the application of STELLA© dynamic learning environments, which facilitate captivating K–12 introductions to the complex energy ... continued below

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Mills, James Ignatius & Zounar Harbour, Elda D August 1, 2001.

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The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is dedicated to finding solutions to problems related to the environment, energy, economic competitiveness, and national security. In an effort to attract and retain the expertise needed to accomplish these challenges, the INEEL is developing a program of broad educational opportunities that makes continuing education readily available to all laboratory employees, beginning in the K–12 environment and progressing through post-graduate education and beyond. One of the most innovative educational approaches being implemented at the laboratory is the application of STELLA© dynamic learning environments, which facilitate captivating K–12 introductions to the complex energy and environmental challenges faced by global societies. These simulations are integrated into lesson plans developed by teachers in collaboration with INEEL scientists and engineers. This approach results in an enjoyable and involved learning experience, and an especially positive introduction to the application of science to emerging problems of great social and environmental consequence.

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  • International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE) 2001,Oslo/Bergen, Norway,08/06/2001,08/10/2001

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  • Report No.: INEEL/CON-01-00165
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-99ID-13727
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 910886
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc883766

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Mills, James Ignatius & Zounar Harbour, Elda D. The Application of System Dynamics to the Integration of National Laboratory Research and K-12 Education, article, August 1, 2001; [Idaho Falls, Idaho]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc883766/: accessed June 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.