OUTREACH PLAN: Linking Science-Technology-Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
1. Introducing Robotics into the curriculum for Physics (11th & 12th) and Discovery Science (9th) courses.
a. Apply for grant to purchase Lego Mindstorm robotic equipment
b. Physics cup challenge with robotics using the Lego Mindstorm robotic equipment
2. Discovery Science course using Legos to problem solve
a. Using Legos to build a working model of a AFM
3. Drexel 2011 Greater Philadelphia Sea Perch Challenge sponsored by the United States Office of Naval Research.
a. If my high school qualifies as being a part of the Greater Philadelphia
4. Taking a group of interested physics students to participate in
a. Nano Day at Penn – October 2010
b. The High School Day during Engineer’s Week at Drexel – February 2011
c. Physics Open House –March 2011
5. Introducing physics students to the Engineering program at Rowan University
a. Invite a guest speaker to introduce the field of Engineering
b. Participate in one of their Outreach programs
1) Engineers on Wheels
2) Engineering Clinics for Teachers
3) High School Scholars Program
4) Rowan's Introduction for Students to Engineering (RISE)
5) Bring your class to Rowan:
6. Attend an Engineering seminar at NJIT on
a. Nanomaterials for biosensors and nonviral delivery
b. Multifunctional nanomaterials: from novel synethitic methods to their applications in catalysis, medicine and energy
c. Seminar Coordinator: Professor Marino Xanthos 973-642-4762 xanthos@ njit.edu
7. Inform students of Summer Programs and High School Outreach at Rutgers University in Engineering
i. Office of Student Development
2010 Outreach programs Completed
30 Freshman Students went to Nano-Day at UPENN
Two students from each of the 15 sections of Discovery Science Course were selected to attend after school Nano-Themed Activities, attend Nano-Day at UPENN, create a poster about Nanotechnology, and then turn-key what they learned to their individual classes.
AP Chemistry Students went to visit UPENN
HHS's AP Chemistry students went to learn about the SEM, TEM, and ATF microscopy.
Two Guest Speakers for the Physics Students