UKSTEM Outreach: Engineering
denotes University of Kentucky P-12 Engineering programs
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The Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Project's vision is to network girls and girl-serving organizations across the Commonwealth to build a stronger science, technology, engineering and math future workforce in Kentucky. http://www.pugetsoundcenter.org/ngcp/kentucky/index.html
TEAMS is a national high school engineering competition that includes real-world engineering challenges in a fun and fast-paced environment that inspires creativity, teamwork, critical thinking and peer-to-peer cooperation. This is open to students in grades 9-12. The competition is a one-day, two-part academic competition that incorporates several academic areas. The experience is designed to introduce students to an "engineering team" work environment. Students can compete for local, state, and national awards and recognition. The University of Kentucky's College of Engineering will be awarding $4000 scholarships to each student on the winning varsity team for the local competition. Metty Joseph, email@example.com
The Engineering Summer Program, sponsored by the University of Kentucky's College of Engineering is a one-week invitational residential program for Kentucky's top, rising high school seniors. http://www.engr.uky.edu/outreach/ProgramsListing.html
GEMS (Girls Enjoy Math and Science) is a program that has been sponsored by UK College of Engineering/Center for Manufacturing for the past 5 years. It is a collaboration with the Girl Scouts of America. This year, we have a co-sponsor for the event, Kentucky American Water Company. The girls spend the day (Saturday, November 14th) with us on campus. The day starts out with a keynote speaker at the Worsham Theatre. The girls then attend 3 one-hour sessions with University Professors. GEMS is a chance for girls to explore and learn with "hands on" experiments the scientific method, science in daily life, how math and science are connected, and careers in science. Girls will be exposed to careers in engineering, chemistry, nursing, physics, medicine and other science-related fields. See the schedule and list of workshops.
Project Lead the Way (PLTW): a middle and high school project and problem based contextual learning curriculum that has helped thousands of students achieve their STEM goals. PLTW's hands-on, project-based curriculum provides girls a taste of the variety, creativity, teamwork, and possibilities engineering and technical careers can offer. PLTW makes math and science relevant for students. By engaging in hands-on, real-world projects, students understand how the skills they are learning in the classroom can be applied in everyday life. For more information on PLTW and how your school can get started, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Robert NOYCE Scholarship program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The program provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and programs for students who commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts UK Science/Science Education Advisor: Jeffrey L. Osborn, Ph.D. email@example.com; Math/Math Education Advisor: Margaret Mohr, Ph. D., firstname.lastname@example.org