On January 18–19, 2019, Joshua Katz, a senior technology and engineering education student attended the STEM Teacher and Research (STAR) Program Conference in San Diego, California. Katz presented his research project, “Top-Down Methodology in Education and Manufacturing” from his summer 2018 internship at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab at the California Institute of Technology. Paulo Younse from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology was his research mentor, Martin Mathews was his workshop leader and Petra Kneissl-Malanian was the lab site coordinator. The goal of his research was to apply the System Architecture Methodology to the engineering and education fields. At the end of his internship, Katz wrote a curriculum utilizing Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy that could be applied to a high school engineering capstone class.

Josh Katz with Jordyn Imana