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Understanding How Integrated Computational Thinking, Engineering Design, and Mathematics Can Help Students Solve Scientific and Technical Problems in Career Technical Education




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College of Engineering
NI 2031,
Nitschke Engineering,
The University of Toledo,
Toledo, OH - 43606.

INITIATE is a 3-year, STEM+C Partnership Program Design, and Development project that partners high school Mathematics and Career Technical Education (C.T.E.) teachers in Toledo Public Schools (T.P.S.). Due to mathematics often times serving as a gatekeeper for further STEM study, including technical careers, and to the strong reciprocal relationship between mathematics, computational thinking, and preparation for STEM careers, the project includes teachers of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Statistics/Analysis. The topic of smart vehicles coupled with Project-Based Learning (P.B.L.) will effectively blend mathematics with science (e.g., physics), technology, and engineering. Read More>>>


GoPiGo is a programmable smart car prototype which uses a Raspberry Pi board, and various sensors to run like an autonomous vehicle.

Computational Thinking

One of the pillars of this grant is to make high school students better at computational thinking. It helps in solving complex problems or approaching it from a different perspective.


The main focus of this project is to get high school students interested in STEM courses and opt CTE courses which will be good for both the students and the society.

Last Updated: 10/8/18