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ERIC Number: EJ1006895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
Urban STEM Education: A Unique Summer Experience
White, David W.
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v72 n5 p8-13 Feb 2013
In April of 2010, the author was approached to write a proposal that would provide grant money for a summer program to take place at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University's Developmental Research School (FAMU DRS). The FAMU DRS functions as a normal K-12 school; however, it is administered by the Florida A&M University College of Education. If approved, the funding would allow 7th-12th grade students from low-income school districts to attend the program for free. At the time the author was told was there was an interest in developing a program at the FAMU DRS that would have a technology and engineering component. His interest was piqued, and he agreed to get involved. The result was a unique program that provided over 120 African American students over a two-year period the opportunity to learn about technology and engineering in a STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) atmosphere, to promote technological literacy, and to expose the students to academic and career paths within STEM-related disciplines. It was the author's hope that this would be a unique pipeline to recruit students into STEM fields by making them aware of careers in STEM and engaging in STEM activities. (Contains 1 table.)
International Technology and Engineering Educators Association. 1914 Association Drive Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191-1539. Tel: 703-860-2100; Fax: 703-860-0353; e-mail: itea@iteaconnect.org; Web site: http://www.iteaconnect.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida