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Advanced Manufacturing and Prototyping Integrated To Unlock Potential (AMP-IT-UP)
Advanced Manufacturing and Prototyping Integrated to Unlock Potential (AMP-IT-UP) is a partnership between the Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) and the Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCS) that focuses on grades six through nine. In this project, students in these middle grades explore their creativity in STEM Innovation and Design (STEM-ID) courses, using rapid prototyping equipment located on GSCS campuses. Students become inspired and drawn into the study of STEM as they watch their creations become reality.

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The InVenture Challenge: Inspiring STEM Learning through Invention and Entrepreneurship
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High School Engineering Class: From Wood Shop to Advanced Manufacturing
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Advanced Manufacturing & Prototyping Integrated to Unlock Potential (AMP-IT-UP) Curriculum Highlight Featuring Middle School "STEM Innovation and Design" Course
This video highlights a middle school engineering and technology course sequence that promotes the engineering design process, …
Analyzing K-12 Education as a Complex System
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Students Practice Hands-on STEM Activities To Define Problems And Determine Solutions
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