Lucas Dunham with the FM radio he built for Electronics I, the precursor to Electronics II. [John Bowser, W4RMY, photo]
Virginia’s Chesapeake Public School System introduces Amateur Radio into its electronics classrooms.
Edith Lennon, N2ZRW
John Bowser, W4RMY, a Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher at Great Bridge High School (GBHS), in Chesapeake, Virginia, is a man with a plan: to make Amateur Radio an official part of his school system’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) coursework. By developing a curriculum for his high school’s electronics classes that incorporates Amateur Radio concepts and hands-on experience, he wants to empower the next generation of technical professionals and innovators. “My teaching philosophy from the beginning was to provide students with a more hands-on and pragmatic learning experience that would give them skills that could be used throughout their lifetime,” says Bowser.
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