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Elements of K-12 Outreach
Shari Weaver
K-12 Outreach Support Staff
STEM Education Center
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Internships
Histology Lab Internship Program
Program
49 Name: Histology Core Internship
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Program Coordinator: Hans Snyder
Target Audience: 11th and 12th grade high school students
Number of Students: 2 per 8-week session
Location: LSBC Histology Lab
Brief Description: The goal of this program is to train students
to create slides from five different tissues. Topics covered include
cassette making and labeling, fixation, processing, embedding,
cutting, staining and cover slipping.
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Summer Programs
Program Name: Frontiers Women’s Leadership Academy:
Setting your Future Directions
Program
Sue Sontgerath
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Program Instructor: Sharon Wulf
Target Audience: Rising 11th and 12th grade students
Location: WPI
Brief Description: This program seeks to encourage young
women to pursue studies and a career in science, technology,
engineering, mathematics, and/ or management while providing
them with the knowledge and tools to become successful in their
chosen field.
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After-School
Programs
Program Name: Tech Girls
Program Coordinator: Julia Sorcinelli
Office of Multicultural Affairs
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Target Audience: 6 to 8 grade girls
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Location: WPI
Day/Time: Wednesdays 4 – 6 P
Brief Description: Tech Girls seeks to encourage girls to pursue studies
and a career in the STEM fields by exposing them to different fields of
science and engineering along with positive female role models. During
each session, WPI students and faculty facilitate a wide variety of handson activities that promote creativity, problem solving, and teamwork.
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WP Visits
Program Name: Engineering Ambassadors/Middle School Tours
Program Coordinator: Lynn McElholm/Sue Sontgerath
Target Audience: Middle school students (grades 6 – 8)
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Number of Students: Groups of 10 – 40 per session
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Location: WPI
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Day/Time: Wednesdays 9 – 12 AM
Brief Description: Engineering ambassadors work to engage younger
generations in the excitement of STEM fields while garnering key
leadership, presentation, and project management skills for their own
educational and professional development. As part of the middle school
tour, the Engineering Ambassadors accomplish this by leading hands-on
engineering design activities.
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Resentations
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Presentation Name: Smart building, Smart bridge
Presentation Author & Coordinator: Yeesock Kim
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Target Audience: Middle School Students
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Number of Students: 20 – 30 per session
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Location: local school classroom/community organization
Brief Description: This hands-on, interactive presentation introduces
students to the basic techniques and applications of force calculations,
structural response analysis and structural damage mitigation. Students
explore what a smart damper is used for, investigate how a smart
infrastructure is built, see applications of physics concepts such as force,
and gain exposure to concepts of structural vibration control.
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