Each summer the School of Engineering and the Engineering Diversity Program host a variety of learning and research experiences for prospective students as well as grade 5-12 teachers aimed at sparking interest in engineering education and careers. During summer 2013, we tagged along for our Explore Engineering, BRIDGE and da Vinci Project summer programs – video cameras in hand – to document the energy and excitement these programs generate. View the video here:
Our summer outreach programs include:
BRIDGE, an intensive summer readiness program for underrepresented students (women and minority) who have been accepted for the fall semester. BRIDGE includes coursework in core math, chemistry, physics and computer science; tutoring; group study projects; and community building activities.
Explore Engineering, a week-long residential program for high school juniors aimed at helping them make comprehensive connections between their current math and science courses and many related engineering concepts.
da Vinci Project, a week-long enrichment program for junior and high school teachers in which participants learn engineering fundamentals and develop practical curricula and exercises that will help them introduce their students to engineering.
…plus many more! Learn more about our outreach programs here.