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K-12 & Pre-College Engineering
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Engineering Summer Programs: A Strategic ModelXXXX is the umbrella program for all engineering K-12 outreach, extension and engagementactivities at XXXX University. Operating under the Office of Academic Affairs this unit lastyear had over 10,000 touches with K-12 students, parents and teachers across (state). XXXX isXXXX University’s K–20 education and resource headquarters for exploring engineering.Through hands-on summer camps, in-school mentoring, dynamic volunteer programs, topicalworkshops and much more, XXXX builds excitement around engineering for students andteachers.The XXXX and the College of Engineering have offered summer camps for almost 20 years.Over time the focus, purpose and strategy associated with the planning and executing the campshas matured to support the current 37 camps per summer, offered to students in grades 2-12 andat various locations across the state. Several design elements of the XXXX summer camps areparticularly unique. A few of these include: the staff for the camps is assembled from acombination of engineering educators, K-12 educators, engineering undergraduate students, andhigh school students in a tiered mentoring arrangement that has had long term impact on all ofthe participants, as supported by data. The camps are designed to be financially self-supporting,including provision for at least five percent scholarships. The camp curriculum is linked tocutting edge research activities in the College, with specific attention to the tenets put forward inthe NAE document, Changing the Conversation. The attendance at the camps averages 30-40%female and 35-40% underrepresented ethnic minorities with no specific targeted recruiting.This paper describes the details of the design of the summer programs, how partnerships aredeveloped, and give assessment results from more than fifteen years of camps.
Bottomley, L., & Lavelle, J. P., & D'Amico, S. B., & LaPorte, L. D. (2015, June), Engineering Summer Programs: A Strategic Model Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23982
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