My high school engineering classroom feels like the downtown loft of a high-tech start-up.
In one corner, students pour over a “smart” air-conditioner device they’re designing. Others crowd around a laptop to trade impressions of a new prosthetic arm on a YouTube video. And some pace around on their mobile phones, questioning an engineer at an automated parking lot company.
Is there even a teacher in here? I’m the old kid in the middle with a big smile on my face. This is what STEM education should look like.