Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Conference

2003 Annual Conference

Publication Date

2003

Journal or Book Title

Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference

First Page

1

Last Page

6

Conference Title

2003 Annual Conference

Conference Date

June 22-25, 2003

City

Nashville, TN

Abstract

Building on a successful high school internship program started by a National Science Foundation grant in 1997, an internship program has been offered the past two years that provides students opportunities to join university research teams and investigate industrial work environments. The interns develop complete lesson plans targeted at a 5 th – 8th grade audience that are based on the university research and industrial sponsor’s work. These lesson plans are placed on a web site for dissemination. The interns have visited the industrial sponsor to learn about their business and done final project presentations for them.

This program has a history of success in attracting women students into engineering and science majors. It also hopes to have a larger impact in the long term as the 5th – 8th grade audience targeted for the lesson plans becomes of college age and chooses science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers in (hopefully) larger numbers than before.

Comments

This is a conference proceeding from Proceeding of ASEE Annual Conference (2003): 1. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Society for Engineering Education

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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