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The Firste Decade Of The New Millennium

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2010 Annual Conference & Exposition


Louisville, Kentucky

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June 20, 2010

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June 20, 2010

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June 23, 2010



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Gender and Minority Issues in K-12 Engineering

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K-12 & Pre-College Engineering

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15.1232.1 - 15.1232.10



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Joan Kowalski Penn State University - New Kensington


Tracie L. Brockhoff Penn State University - New Kensington

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Tracie L. Brockhoff is the Demonstration and Equipment Specialist in Biology and Chemistry at Penn State New Kensington. She has been employed full time at the campus for 24 years after having earned her Penn State degree in Science. She serves as the teaching assistant for the Anatomy and Microbiology courses and is also the course editor for the online course management system (Angel) for a variety of biology and chemistry courses. Her interests include mentoring students and helping them find their full potential through activities such as the Females Interested in Reaching for Science, Technology and Engineering (FIRSTE) Program, which she co-founded in 1993 and continues to co-direct. She is also the advisor to the Science Club on campus.

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Appendix #1 2010 FIRSTE Program Agenda Wednesday, May 12, 2010 7:30 – 7:45 AM Arrival/Registration/Continental Breakfast Joan Kowalski /Tracie Brockhoff 8:00 - 8:15 AM Welcome/Agenda Setting Kevin Snider/Arlene Hall Joan Kowalski /Tracie Brockhoff 8:15 – 8:45 AM Check In at Apartments Tracie Brockhoff 8:45 – 9:15 AM Getting Acquainted with Clickers Deborah Sillman 9:15 -9:30 AM Careers in Agriculture Sarah Brockhoff/ 9:30 – 10:15 AM Biomedical Engineering Technology (Rm 18 Eng) Samantha Bukovac 10:15 – 10:30 AM Break 10:30 – 12:00 PM Robotics (Rm 127 Tech) Rick Evanuik 12:00 – 12:30PM Lunch 12:30 PM Financial Aid Amy Blakley 12:45 – 1:15 PM Lion Ambassador Tour of PSNK 1:15PM Leave for Tour 2:00 PM Tour of Invention Land RIDC Park, Blawnox 4:00 PM Depart 4:30 PM Arrival at Campus 5:30 PM Meet and Greet with Mentors 6:00 – 6:30 PM Dinner (Cafeteria) 6:30 - 9:30 PM Mentoring Session (Cafeteria) Overnight Residential Supervisors: Amanda Moore, Susan Palumbo, Deanna Mazur, Natalie Fisher, Stephanie Powell

Thursday, May 13, 2010 7:30 - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast 8:00 – 8:45 AM Radiological Sciences (Rm 19 Eng) Debbie Majetic 8:45 – 10:45 PM Green Chemistry/Alternative Energy Sources (Rm 124 Eng)) Dr. Robert Mathers/Susan Palumbo 10:45 – 12:00 PM Arboretum Exploration – (Rm 7 Sc) Deborah Sillman/Dr. Hamilton 12:00 – 12:45 PM Lunch – Admissions Alana Keister/Nancy Burns 12:45 – 1:30 PM A Virtual Day with the Vet (Rm 20 Sc) Dr. Becky Morrow 1:30 – 2:45 PM Bridge/Truss Analysis Natalie Fisher/Stephanie Powell 2:45 – 3:00 PM Break 3:00 - 3:30 PM Introduction to Solidworks (44G/F Blissell) Nick Petrucci/Natalie Fisher/Steph Powell 3:30 - 4:45 PM Creative Design Project (44G/F Blissell) Nick Petrucci/Natalie Fisher/Steph Powell 4:45 – 5:00 PM Program Evaluations

Kowalski, J., & Brockhoff, T. L. (2010, June), The Firste Decade Of The New Millennium Paper presented at 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky. 10.18260/1-2--15761

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