PROVIDENCE – Sen. Hanna M. Gallo, D-Cranston, announced this month that the New England Board of Higher Education has received a three-year, $900,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a New England-wide project titled Problem Based Learning in Advanced Manufacturing: Transforming 21st Century Technician Education.
According to a news release, advanced manufacturing “entails rapid transfer of science and technology into manufacturing products and processes.”
The board project is the third in a series. Each projects aims to improve engineering-technician education by infusing problem-based-learning instructional materials that focus on real-world issues into existing course work.
According to the release, the board is recruiting businesses to collaborate in the development of instructional modules, as well as well as high school and college science, engineering and technology educators to participate in the professional-development activities. •