MAKING THE CONNECTION (MTC) - COMPLETE SET Member Price: $35 Non-Member Price: $50
Funded by the Lucent Technologies Foundation, Making the Connection addresses the issue of the lack of information available to elementary and secondary school students and their teachers about engineering. A series of 3 modules, a presenter's guide, and a follow-up newsletter will be developed by experts for 5 educational levels including: middle elementary, upper elementary, middle school, early high school and late high school. Students and teachers in grades 3-12 will participate in experiments, games and other activities designed to: highlight the contributions engineers make to improve the quality of our lives; dispel stereotypes of engineering as a field for "white males"; make the connection between students' math and science courses and engineering; and explore the skills and interests needed to become an engineer. Primarily women engineers and women engineering students, who will serve as positive role models to both male and female students, will present the modules. Twelve universities throughout the US are participating to field test, evaluate and disseminate the curriculum to about 7000 students. The student pool will be comprised of approximately 70% female and 50% male and female under-represented minorities.
The COMPLETE SET includes:
- Presenter's Guide (20-page) assists speakers with a variety of backgrounds and expertise, to communicate effectively with students at all grade levels.
- CD Rom with 12 hands-on engineering based activities for students in grades 3-12
- Connections Newsletter: Five colorful newsletters (one for each of 5 age levels)