Student Outreach through STEM
In order to maintain a sustainable industry we must engage the youth in the engineering field and educate them on the opportunities a career path in engineering can bring. Understanding the diversity in the industry starts with the interactions with our youth we strive to get out into the community and provide supplemental information to students about the world of engineering and technology.
Many organizations are working to expand STEM education, including the introduction of engineering curriculum in the K-12 system, including:
STEM Education Coalition
works aggressively to raise awareness in Congress, the Administration, and other organizations about the critical role that STEM education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace of the 21st century.
Change the Equation
(CTEq) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, CEO-led initiative that is mobilizing the business community to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning in the United States.
Project Lead The Way
(PLTW) is a leading provider of STEM education curricular programs to middle and high schools in the United States.
Changing the Conversation
promotes broad implementation by the engineering community of the findings and recommendations presented in the 2008 NAE report, Changing the Conversation: Messages for Improving Public Understanding of Engineering
Pennsylvania STEM Initiative
is an education partnership between Team Pennsylvania Foundation and numerous partners with a goal to dramatically increase the number of students (especially females, minorities and the underrepresented) entering STEM-related careers while retraining, recruiting and re-training the incumbent workforce in these critical fields.
University of California Riverside - Fun for Kids
is a resource that includes articles and fun experiments related to the field of Chemical Engineering.
Kids STEM Guide – Encouraging STEM Activities for K-12 & Beyond
. The National Resource Council has shown that early exposure to STEM positively impacts the entire spectrum of children's growth and development. Despite this research, early childhood programs are often lacking the funding and appropriate resources to give children the exposure they need to meet their full potential. For this reason, it is critical for parents to take an active role in ensuring children are given as much exposure to STEM related activities as possible. This was the motivation for our team to put together this guide.
Engineering students are encouraged to check out and apply for our scholarships that are awarded each year during Delaware Valley Engineers' Week. Please CLICK HERE to find more information.
”The scholarship program demonstrates the Engineers’ Club’s important vision of promoting continued education in our profession. The Greater Philadelphia engineering community is fortunate to have the Philadelphia Engineering Foundation to provide scholarship opportunities for aspiring engineers to continue to advance their technical skills and knowledge.”
-Michael Venuto; Mulford-Neal-Payne Scholarship Recipient
"Philadelphia Engineering Foundation scholarship was a huge benefit to me. The Foundation’s financial assistance allowed me to pay for night classes. The timely, technical knowledge gained was a benefit to my full-time and part-time jobs.”
-Christopher Menna; Mulford-Neal-Payne Scholarship Recipient
"The scholarship I received from the Philadelphia Engineering Foundation provided much needed financial relief that allowed me to focus on my goal of completing a bachelor of civil engineering degree. As education costs continue to climb, the scholarship efforts of the Club are more important than ever to help combat the engineering drop-out trend.”
-Megan Syrnick-Clayton; Mulford-Neal-Payne Scholarship Recipient
Please contact us to join together to bring STEM to students of all ages!
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