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Program: The Nifty Fifty

Nifty FiftyThe Nifty Fifty are a group of engineering and science professionals chosen to fan out across the Washington, DC area October 12 -20 to speak about their work and careers at various middle and high schools. Part of the 2010 USA Science and Engineering Festival, each speaker will make at least one, three-hour commitment, where they provide their own visuals and have lunch with a subset of interested students.

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Resource: Math & Science Partnerships Grant Websites

Department of EducationThe Dept. of Education Math and Science Partnerships (MSP) program gives out grants that support partnerships between the mathematics, science, and/or engineering faculty of institutions of higher education and high-need K-12 school districts. The program’s goal is to increase student achievement through increasing teachers’ content knowledge and pedagogical skills. As a resource, the MSP program maintains a comprehensive archive of websites and programs created around the grants, search-able by location.

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Upward Bound Math Science Regional Center at TRIO – Upward Bound Math Science Regional Center

UPBWichita State University, a Kansas Board of Regents institution with a yearly enrollment of over 15,000 students, proudly hosts the Upward Bound Math-Science Center, commonly referred to as the “Galaxy Experience”. The Center serves high school freshmen-seniors who have the potential for success and demonstrated talent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Services and activities undertaken by the Center are designed to increase post secondary education persistence and the capacity for students to pursue majors in STEM. It is the hope of program staff that emphasis on such courses of study will lead to careers in these areas.

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Robotics Mentoring at US FIRST

MENTApply as a high school student or as an Engineering Mentor to work on a Robotics team at a school near your area. The program works with FRIST , BEST and VEX robotics to help students connect with an activity in their area.

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Ripple Institute Inc. at Ripple Institute

RIPPRIPPLE institute’s mission is to inspire young people to pursue careers in science, technological, engineering and mathematical fields of study. This mission is accomplished through an outsource model of community partnership/outreach. The RIPPLE Institute utilizes an outsource model that works with educational institutions to provide a core of basic skills that become the platform for high academic standards and achievement.

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Texas Tech University Engineering Outreach Mentoring Program

TTUAt the Center for Engineering Outreach, we believe that becoming an engineer is possible for anyone–that’s why we’re committed to inspiring and preparing tomorrow’s engineers. By working with K-12 educators, administrators, and students, Texas Tech University Engineering student mentors know that they can help ready a new generation of builders, problem-solvers, and innovators. Engineering Outreach Mentors not only provide STEM services to area and local students in classroom programs such as robotics, rocketry, physics, computers, mathematics, physics, etc., but they participate in community events such as NASA Space Day, Women in Science Endeavors conferences, NANO Day, and the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) Trailblazer program.

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