ERIC Number: EJ1037343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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Effective Engineering Outreach through an Undergraduate Mentoring Team and Module Database
Young, Colin; Butterfield, Anthony E.
Chemical Engineering Education, v48 n1 p31-36 Win 2014
The rising need for engineers has led to increased interest in community outreach in engineering departments nationwide. We present a sustainable outreach model involving trained undergraduate mentors to build ties with K-12 teachers and students. An associated online module database of chemical engineering demonstrations, available to educators nationwide, has also been developed. As a result, we have increased our department's reach from about 30 K-12 students per year to approximately 3,000 students per year.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Mentors, Teamwork, Teaching Methods, Learning Modules, Engineering Education, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Demonstrations (Educational), Video Technology
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville, FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.che.ufl.edu/cee
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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