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Abts, Leigh R.

Abts, Leigh R.

Research Associate Professor
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership
Engineering education.

UMD to Lead Milestone NSF High School Engineering Pilot Course

Intended as Precursor to Widely-Accepted Transferable College-Level Credit 

Dean Pines, Abts Featured in ASEE PRISM Magazine for Leadership in Exploring New AP Course in Engineering

New AP course would "brand engineering at the high school level," prepare more students for STEM careers.

UMD Launches Online Course for Transitioning Service Members and Veterans on Energy Problem Solving

Engineering course supported by Department of Defense will focus on design skills

UMD's Abts Featured in Discover Magazine

Clark School of Engineering STEM expert discusses plans for AP engineering test.

Villaneuva Wins ASEE Biomedical Education Paper Award

Former lecturer recognized for efforts to enhance core laboratory course.

UMD "Energy 101" Course Featured on DOE Blog

Course designed by Clark School professor serves as model for nation.

Abts Presents at NSF Congressional Briefing on STEM Education

Clark School professor invited to brief Congress on improving K-12 STEM education.

Undergrads Showcase Innovative Sustainability Design Ideas Developed in New "Energy 101" Course

Student design ideas include a green gym powered by exercise, sustainable floors for sporting arenas, water-powered watch.

UMD Course To Serve as National Model for 'Energy 101' Curriculum

Collaborative Initiative Seeks to Educate Students on Key Energy Issues

BioE Hosts Teachers in NSF-Sponsored Program

Summer workshop will improve K-12 engineering, math education.