STEM Education Program for School Teachers

STEM Education provides an interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary approach to learning, wherein rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world and problem-based lessons. There is a big need for schools and colleges to offer STEM education program, to prepare students for a wide range of careers in science and engineering, nursing and medicine, athletics and sports coaching, and even public administration.

This Program, based on my STEM2 concept (of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, medicine), addresses the big demand to educate and train school and college teachers in an integrated approach to the study STEM disciplines and their applications in other fields, such as physiology, medicine and sports science.

This Program features:

  1. Master’s and Doctoral Degree Program in STEM Education.

  2. STEM Curriculum and Courses: based on the new STEM2 concept (to include Medical Science) and STEM applications.

  3. STEM Program Partnership with neighboring Schools and Community Colleges.

  4. STEM Education Book Series (with a prominent Publisher).

STEM2 Curriculum and Courses

1. Biology and Biotechnology

2. Chemistry and Environmental Science

3. Physics with Applications in Biology, Sports, Physiology and Medicine:

Mechanics with applications to analysis of limbs to determine muscle and joint forces, running pole vault, ball kicking, tennis serves, figure skating, stresses in bones and ventricles; Heat with applications to metabolism and body temperature; Solid and Fluid mechanics, with applications to heart wall stress and cardiovascular flow; Electricity with applications to electric fields in body cells and nerve axons; Sound and Light, with applications to hearing and vision; Atomic and Nuclear Physics, with applications to imaging modalities.

4. Mathematics in Engineering and Medicine:

Mathematical modeling and analysis of: Treadmill test for fitness assessment, Structural beam loading and vibration, Wall stress in pressure vessels and heart chamber, Lung ventilation and disease diagnosis, Glucose tolerance test for detection of diabetes, Pulsatile blood flow in arteries and pulse wave velocity to detect arterial elasticity and diagnose arteriosclerosis.

5. Physiological Systems Modelling with Medical Applications:

Quantitative Physiology and Medicine (based on my works and books): Modelling of Musculo-skeletal, Cardiac & cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Renal, Endocrine and Neurological Physiological systems, with medical applications.

6. Introduction to Mechanical Engineering, with Applications:

Statics and Dynamics; Solid and Fluid Mechanics; Work, Energy and Power; Thermodynamics. Applications: Force analysis of the spinal column during bending, stresses in fluid filled containers; Blood pressure measurement by cannulation, laminar flow in tubes; Centripetal acceleration at the equator of the earth; Electric and gravitational forces exerted on the hydrogen atom electron by the proton; Calculating the total mechanical energy of a satellite in a circular orbit, escape velocity for a projectile fired vertically at the earth’s surface to escape the gravitational force, electrical power output of a wind-powered electrical power generator.

7. Introduction to Electrical Engineering, with Applications:

Electrical forces, fields and potentials; Electrical currents and RC circuits. Applications: Calculating the electric dipole moment vector in a hydrogen atom; For a cell membrane, capacitance per sq cm, potential difference across the cell membrane, and electrical energy stored in 1 sq cm of membrane; Analysis of RC circuits and application to artificial pacemakers; Resistance and capacitance of an axon, equilibrium potential difference across the cell membrane, propagation of action potential in an unmyelinated axon.

8. Sports Science:

Sports Science in Athletics, Tennis, Soccer, Baseball and Football;

Mechanics of soccer ball kicking and tennis serving; Work and Energy principles applied to high jump and pole vault; Weight lifting and forces in arm muscles and joints; Baseball batting and momentum imparted to the ball; Conservation of angular momentum applied to figure skating, Mechanics of spiral throw by the quarterback, and spinning kick in soccer.