Maurice Frazier
Maurice Frazier
https://www.odu.edu/
Adjunct Professor , Old Dominion University
Chesapeake, VA
Joined LinkEngineering on 10/24/2014
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Maurice Frazier graduated from North Carolina State University in 1998 with a Bachelor’s degree in Technology Education. He finished his Master’s degree in Occupational and Technical Studies from Old Dominion University in 2004.  He graduated again from Old Dominion University in the Spring of 2009 with a Ph.D. degree in Occupational and Technical Studies. Maurice’s research interests include standardized testing and advancements in technological literacy through STEM education.  He recently served on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) planning committee where he helped to develop a framework for a national testing instrument to measure technological literacy.  Maurice has also worked with the National Research Council to help develop the framework for the new national science standards.  He has been teaching Communication Technology and Graphic Communications for 15 years at Oscar Smith High school in Chesapeake, Virginia.  He is also an adjunct professor in the STEMPS department at Old Dominion University. 

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  • PostedApril 20, 2015

    UpdatedSeptember 27, 2017

    Posted byMaurice Frazier

    This activity is designed to introduce students to the history of truss designs and how they relate to bridge construction. The students explore the history of the various designs and applications. They are then tasked with selecting and building their own. Once the designs are constructed, they are tested until they fail by adding weight to each bridge. The students analyze the deficiencies of the bridge and implement engineering principles to create a more efficient design that they will construct for further testing.

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