Students & Parents
Welcome to TECHFIT!
Experience from 2016 CofC PD program
TECHFIT (Teaching Engineering Concepts to Harness Future Innovators and Technologists) is a $1.2M NSF project in its second year. TECHFIT seeks to spark STEM interest in middle school children by demonstrating the impact information and technology have on our world and inspiring this next generation of innovators to design and implement technology-based fitness games that will get people moving and having fun while simultaneously and positively improving their health.
As of December 2015, TECHFIT has offered four sets of six-day professional development programs for a total of sixteen teams comprised of 44 middle school teachers in two different states: Indiana and South Carolina. The Indiana program is offered at the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. The South Carolina program is offered at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.
The TECHFIT research lab is housed in WANG 4085. Guests are invited to contact the project leader to arrange a visit to see the technology and software in action with prototype exergames. Teachers and school officials interested in participating in future offerings of TECHFIT should contact the project leaders using the email link in the footer.
TECHFIT is made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation and is administered and taught by Purdue's College of Technology faculty in collaboration with faculty from the College of Charleston and experienced educational consultants.
Tweets about @GoTechfit
One school's TECHFIT 2015 Experience
School Teams at 2014 TECHFIT Showcase at Purdue
TECHFIT 2014 Program Video
NSF Project Summary
2015 Teacher PD Program
2014 Afterschool Program At A Glance
TECHFIT & Related News
Lookup 2016 AS Student Roster
Afterschool Workbook Links
Paperwork, etc. for CofC
Paperwork, etc. for Purdue
Educational credit details (pdf)
2016 Afterschool Program Info and Required Forms
Sample Afterschool Program At A Glance
Aspirations Award for HS Girls
Students Submit Question/Comment
Parents Submit Question/Comment
Lafayette SUNNYSIDE Intermediate School (Twitter)
WINAMAC Middle School (Facebook)
WINAMAC Middle School (Blog)
Hughes Academy Magnet Blog
BREMEN Elementary-Middle School (Facebook)
FEGELYTECHFIT.COM: More on the Program
South Adams TECHFIT Website
11/26/14: South Adams Middle School Newsletter (see page 2)
2015 Purdue Showcase Video
2015 CofC Showcase part 1
2015 CofC Showcase Live Stream
Video list-2014 schools
Information about showcases
IN 2015 Showcase Location