Uses MATE's underwater robotics competition to engage and support the participation of middle and high school students in STEM. Provides professional development, curriculum, and other resources to teachers. Involves industry professionals and parents.
More than 100 5th and 6th grade girls from underserved communities will participate in a theory-driven, technology-rich "hands on" after-school science education program facilitated by female undergraduates and informal science teachers.
Over 200 students (grades 6-9), drawn from diverse formal and informal educational settings will take part in an online collaborative game-based interactive environment to create a concept model and pitch for a sport product design.
More than 140 urban students in the Memphis/Shelby County Area, grades 9-12, are engaged in a virtual, pre-engineering curriculum program that also provides hands-on, project-based learning opportunities in a centralized laboratory setting.
This project is creating a replicable, prototype community-based model for engaging middle and high school students in challenge-based programs such as robotics competitions, engineering challenges, and research events.
A total of 56 urban and rural middle school girls and 21 informal educators and volunteers participate in summer camps engaging them in problem-based exploration of STEM components of apparel design while using the Engineering Design Process.
A pathway to STEM careers and college for inner-city high school students is built around the use of cutting-edge geospatial and computer modeling to investigate pressing urban ecological problems in their neighborhood.