Assessing Changes in Middle School Students’ Attitudes Toward Coding and Engineering using Microcontroller Design Challenges

by Julpa Rajyaguru
This study investigates the use of an inexpensive microcontroller to integrate computational thinking and engineering design within a middle school unit of instruction. Seventy-two students participated in a pre and post survey to examine changes in their attitudes toward coding and engineering. The t-tests revealed the only statistically significant area of change was student’s’ interest in physical computing applications. This study provides implications to inform coding and engineering instruction at the middle school level. 
Exhibition Category: 
Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Poster Presentation
Faculty Sponsor: 
Tyler Love
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