Everything I know I learned in Kindergarten -- Connections between K
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Everything I know I learned in Kindergarten -- Connections between K-12 Outreach and and Recruitment and Retention in Engineering Skip Rochefort Chemical Engineering Department Oregon Sate University K-12 Outreach Activities with the Hewlett Foundation at Oregon State University Skip Rochefort, Jason Hower, Keith Levien OSU Chemical Engineering Ellen Ford, Saturday Academy Ellen Momsen, OSU COE Women and Minorities Program And many College of Engineering and High School Students OSU Hewlett Foundation Grant • Recruitment and Retention of Engineering Students • PI – Toni Doolen, IME • $1.1 million - 3 years • $85,000/year for K-12 Outreach OSU K-12 Outreach Programs • Dr. Skip Rochefort • Chemical Engineering Department • Director, OSU Precollege Programs • Email: email@example.com • Phone: 737-2408 OSU K-12 Outreach Programs K-8 (OSU based programs) – Saturday Academy (Corvallis and Portland) • *E-Camp* – middle school girls and boys (summer) • LEGO RoboLab Camp – MS girls and boys (summer) • *AWSEM *- middle school girls (school year) – SMILE - Science Math Investigative Learning Experiences (rural communities) – Hydroville Project (SMILE associated program) – Science Education PartnershipS (SEPS – Corvallis) – Adventures in Learning (grades 5-7 summer programs) – Expeditions (grades 3-4 summer program) – Winter Wanderings (grades 3-7 school year) – KidSpirit (sports/arts summer camps) – *SKIES* – Spirited Kids in Engineering and Science (summer camp) – Wood Magic – College of Forestry OSU K-12 Outreach Programs HIGH SCHOOL (OSU based programs) – Saturday Academy ASE - Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering (statewide) – SESEY - Summer Experience in Science and Engineering for Youth (nationwide) – Science Connections (Portland) Oregon K-12 Outreach Programs COMMUNITY – K-12 and Public Outreach (Lifelong Learning) – OMSI – Oregon Museum of Science and Industry ( statewide connections) – MESA – Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (PSU based) – 4-H of Oregon (statewide) – Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of Oregon (and associated programs) – daVinci Days (Corvallis celebration of the arts and sciences) Mentoring* • Multiple levels of Mentoring exist in all activities and programs • Every individual from Program Directors to the K-12 students interact with all levels * Key to Recruitment and Retention in Engineering Mentoring Pyramid Skip Rochefort Ellen Ford Jason Hower Camp Engineering Coordinators Faculty Graduates Undergraduates High School Students High School Middle School Elementary Programs Programs Programs E-Camp SESEY SKIES SKIES ASE LEGO Camp AWSEM Hewlett Foundation Sponsored Programs Hewlett Foundation Sponsored Summer 2003 Outreach Log Pr ogram Who Num be r What When High School ASE Students 8 8 w k. research project All Summer Half -day, week long SKIES* K-8 students 360 science and engineering All Summer camp Middle School 1w k. Engineering day E-Camp* Students 26 camp mid. July 1w k. Residential High School SESEY Students 28 engineering research mid. July camp Middle School 1 w k. Half-day lego Lego Camp 31 mid. July Students robotics Camp Middle School 2 w ks. 2hr. Polymer AIL 120 early July Students science activities Physics half -day sessions on High School Science Teachers 30 polymer science in high Late June Teachers Program school science cirriculum Hawaiian High Half -day session on BEST 15 Early August School students polymer science activities ASE 2 day conference on High School Midsummer Students 150 technology and w ork Early July Conference related skills 2 hrs. Tw ice a month f or AWSEM * Middle School Girls 11 Four months Fall - Winter TOTAL 779 SKIES • Spirited Kids in Engineering and Science • 11 week-long K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 grade level camps • Content areas include – Engineering: chemical, material science, environmental – Science: chemistry, physics, biology • Inquiry-based with hands-on emphasis SKIES Photos E-Camp • 1 wk. Engineering day camp for middle school students (15 boys and 11 girls) • Inquiry-based learning with Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, and Environmental Engineering Themes • Lessons taught by Engineering faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students • Use of wireless PDAs for data analysis E-Camp Photos AWSEM • Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics • Served 11 Middle School Females • 8 Sessions on weekends (2 hrs.) • Activities designed to interest middle school girls in the sciences – Chemistry, Anatomy, Math, Engineering, Physics, Biology AWSEM Photos SESEY • Summer Experience in Science and Engineering for Youth (High School) • Week-long research projects in ChE, BioE, and Chemistry • Projects created by Faculty, daily work guided by ChE/BioE students • 19 HS girls, 9 HS boys from 5 states SESEY 2003 Photos ASE • Saturday Academy Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering • 8 week summer internship in ChE or BioE research laboratories • Faculty Advisor with graduate/undergraduate mentors • Culminates in research symposium with poster and PowerPoint presentations ASE Photos Four Generations of ASE Dr. Skip Rochefort: ASE Superstar, Faculty Mentor (kind of), likes to eat peanuts Hai Le: ASE ‘00, McKay High, Senior (will be Oregon State Univ. Chemical Engineering fall ‘01) Jason Hower: ASE ‘97, Corvallis High, Sophomore Oregon State Univ. Chemical Engineering Annie Gai: ASE ‘99, Adam Welander: ASE Sheldon High, Freshman ‘98, Central High, Stanford University Freshman Carnegie Chemical Engineering Mellon Chemical Engineering ACKNOWLEDGMENTS *Flora and William Hewlett Foundation *Toni Doolen, OSU Hewlett PI *OSU Enrollment Management for Precollege K-12 Program Support *ALL OSU K-12 Program Directors * My outreach colleagues Ellen Ford and Jason Hower….and all the kids!