Archive for May, 2013

STEM Outreach in Michigan to Feature Family Engineering

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Michigan Technological University received $5000 from John Deere to support STEM Outreach to underrepresented K-12 students through minority STEM chapters. The student chapters of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), American Indian Science e & Engineering Society (AISES), and the National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE), will travel to schools in Detroit, MI in order to encourage more Black, Hispanic, and American Indian students to aspire to become scientists and engineers. This effort will consist of classroom presentations by Michigan Tech students as well as Family Engineering Nights for K-8 students and their parents held at several Detroit elementary schools in partnership with Detroit Public Schools Office of Science, and the Detroit Math & Science Center.

The first Family Engineering Night will be held April 25 at Gogebic Community College with over 300 attendees expected. The event was supported by the Michigan STEM Partnership/Western UP Superior STEM Hub which contributed $1500 to support the effort.