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<ul><li>NPEA Presentation: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Increasing & Diversifying the STEM Pipeline through Enrichment Programming”...
<ul><li>Our Mission: </li></ul><ul><li>To increase the number of students pursuing careers in science, technology, enginee...
<ul><li>Our Programs: </li></ul><ul><li>Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program </li></ul><ul><li>...
Erin M. Salius Program Manager, Middle School Programs Summer Institute (July 6 - August 7 ‘09) Mentoring Program (October...
LEVEL Grade Entering Courses 1 6 th  grade Biology & Topics in Algebra 2 7 th  grade Chemistry & Physics 3 8 th  grade Pro...
 
2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009
Erin M. Salius Program Manager, Middle School Programs Summer Institute  (July 6 – July 31 ‘09) Mentoring Program (October...
Time Activity 9:00 – 9:30 am Homework review; breakfast 9:45 – 10:45 am Morning class session I 11:00 am – noon Morning cl...
 
(Middle School Student + MIT Student) x 8 months = Mentoring  Mentoring Program Year 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 #...
Date Time Activity 10/24/09 11:00am-2:00pm Orientation + MIT Admissions Presentation 11/7/09 11:00am-2:00pm Eat brunch in ...
MIT Saturday Engineering Enrichment & Discovery (SEED) Academy Ms. Julian S. Green Program Coordinator
<ul><li>Three and half semester program </li></ul><ul><li>Serves 80-90 students in grades  </li></ul><ul><li>9-12 from man...
Fall Session (September 2009 – December 2010) Spring Session (February 2010 – May 2010) Parents Programming Series (Academ...
<ul><li>9 th  grade (Spring Semester)– Mechanical Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>10 th  grade (Fall Semester)– Civil Engine...
9 th  Grade 10 th  Grade 11 th  Grade 12 th  Grade FALL 2008 Theme Application & Selection Civil Engineering Computer Scie...
Ms. Julian S. Green Program Coordinator Summer 2009
<ul><li>Two week summer program to  increase quantitative reasoning  skills of Boston & Cambridge area  youth </li></ul><u...
Summer Session 2008 Session (August 11-15, 2008) Summer Session 2009 Session  ( August 10-21, 2009) Summer Session 2010 Se...
<ul><li>Curricula in covers six major topics: </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Computation </li></ul><ul><li>Conversion and Transfo...
 
 
<ul><ul><li>Life Science: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
<ul><ul><li>Fun Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ice Cream Social </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trolley Tour </li></ul><...
<ul><li>All students can apply to the MITES Program </li></ul><ul><li>The following students are encouraged to apply </li>...
<ul><li>Received ~1000 applications </li></ul><ul><li>70 students accepted </li></ul><ul><ul><li># of students is based on...
We have a broad definition of diversity, which includes: •  Working extremely hard to get a diverse applicant pool by recr...
•  Partner with other community organizations and outreach programs to recruit students •  Provide students and parents wi...
<ul><li>OEOP Student Demographics </li></ul><ul><li>Total number of Students = ~300 </li></ul><ul><li>50-70% Underrepresen...
Tracking students after they graduate from our programs Helping our students transition to high school Helping the most de...
<ul><li>Increased applications!!!!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moving to more comprehensive online application submission and s...
<ul><li>Local Collaborations </li></ul><ul><li>Girl Scouts – Event w/ MIT Aero/Astro Department for ~100 middle school gir...
Julian S. Green Shawna L. Young Program Coordinator, Saturday Engineering Enrichment & Discovery (SEED) Academy Massachuse...
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Julian S. Green, Program Coordinator of the MIT Saturday Engineering Enrichment & Discovery (SEED) Academy and Shawna L. Young, Executive Director of the MIT Office of Outreach Programs, spoke about the initiatives the MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP) has undertaken to create a pipeline for middle and high school students to enter the STEM fields.

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  1. 2. <ul><li>NPEA Presentation: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Increasing & Diversifying the STEM Pipeline through Enrichment Programming” </li></ul><ul><li>Shawna Young </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Director </li></ul><ul><li>MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP) </li></ul><ul><li>Julian S. Green </li></ul><ul><li>Program Coordinator, SEED Academy & CORE Program </li></ul><ul><li>MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP) </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Our Mission: </li></ul><ul><li>To increase the number of students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and math with emphasis on underserved populations. </li></ul><ul><li>To create a bridge between the world-class resources of MIT and the communities we serve. </li></ul><ul><li>To empower students to become stewards of the science and engineering as well as ambassadors of change. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Our Programs: </li></ul><ul><li>Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program </li></ul><ul><li>MIT Science and Baseball Program (MSBP) </li></ul><ul><li>Saturday Engineering Enrichment and Discovery (SEED) Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Confronting Obstacles and Realizing Expectations (CORE) Program </li></ul><ul><li>Minority Introduction to Engineering and Sciences (MITES) Program </li></ul>
  4. 5. Erin M. Salius Program Manager, Middle School Programs Summer Institute (July 6 - August 7 ‘09) Mentoring Program (October ‘09 - May ‘10) Parents Programming Series (Academic Year)
  5. 6. LEVEL Grade Entering Courses 1 6 th grade Biology & Topics in Algebra 2 7 th grade Chemistry & Physics 3 8 th grade Probability/Statistics & Vector Mechanics 4 9 th grade Precalculus & Robotics
  6. 8. 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
  7. 9. Erin M. Salius Program Manager, Middle School Programs Summer Institute (July 6 – July 31 ‘09) Mentoring Program (October ‘09 - May ‘10) Parents Programming Series (Academic Year)
  8. 10. Time Activity 9:00 – 9:30 am Homework review; breakfast 9:45 – 10:45 am Morning class session I 11:00 am – noon Morning class session II Noon – 12:45 pm Lunch + Chalk Talk 1:00 – 3:45 pm Baseball practice 3:45 – 4:00 pm Reflection period 4:00 pm Dismissal
  9. 12. (Middle School Student + MIT Student) x 8 months = Mentoring Mentoring Program Year 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 # Students Participating 36 48 52 59 56 62
  10. 13. Date Time Activity 10/24/09 11:00am-2:00pm Orientation + MIT Admissions Presentation 11/7/09 11:00am-2:00pm Eat brunch in Google’s cafeteria in Kendall Square and tour the facilities 11/21/09 11:00am-2:00pm Ninth-grade cohort only 12/5/09 11:00am-2:00pm Ninth grade graduation; Challenge activity 2/6/09 11:00am-2:00pm Service project planning + Mid-year check in 3/6/09 11:00am-2:00pm Service project 4/24/09 11:00am-2:00pm Bowling 5/8/09 11:00am-2:00pm Closing Ceremony
  11. 14. MIT Saturday Engineering Enrichment & Discovery (SEED) Academy Ms. Julian S. Green Program Coordinator
  12. 15. <ul><li>Three and half semester program </li></ul><ul><li>Serves 80-90 students in grades </li></ul><ul><li>9-12 from many different backgrounds and perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Curricula in seven engineering strands and Life Mastery </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation focused on academic, attitudinal, and collaborative assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly tutoring program </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Programming, Mentoring, Leadership Seminars, and College Information Sessions </li></ul>
  13. 16. Fall Session (September 2009 – December 2010) Spring Session (February 2010 – May 2010) Parents Programming Series (Academic Year) Leadership Series (Academic Year)
  14. 17. <ul><li>9 th grade (Spring Semester)– Mechanical Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>10 th grade (Fall Semester)– Civil Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>10 th grade (Spring Semester) – Aero/Astro Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>11 th grade (Fall Semester)– Computer Science </li></ul><ul><li>11 th grade (Spring Semester) – Robotics </li></ul><ul><li>12 th grade (Fall Semester)– Electronics </li></ul><ul><li>12 th grade (Spring Semester) – Synthetic Biology </li></ul>
  15. 18. 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade 12 th Grade FALL 2008 Theme Application & Selection Civil Engineering Computer Science Electronics Core Subjects Geometry Physics Python Computer Language Pre-Calculus Physics Life Mastery Time Management Study Skills Writing Skills Test Taking Skills SAT Prep Applying to College & Financial Aid Final Project Bridge Building & Levee Analysis Computer Game Development Circuit Design for Games or Music Filtering SPRING 2009 Theme Mechanical Engineering Aeronautics/ Astronautics Robotics Synthetic Biology/ Biological Engineering Core Subjects Algebra Physics Geometry Physics Pre-calculus Physics Pre-calculus Biology Life Mastery Self-Assessment Teamwork Skills Writing Skills Writing & Communication Skills SAT Prep & College Exploration Preparing for College Life Final Project The Engineering Design Process   Aircraft Wing Design Lego Mindstorm NXT Robots Biological Engineering
  16. 19. Ms. Julian S. Green Program Coordinator Summer 2009
  17. 20. <ul><li>Two week summer program to increase quantitative reasoning skills of Boston & Cambridge area youth </li></ul><ul><li>Serves 10-15 students rising 9 th & 10 th graders from many different backgrounds and perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>The premise for CORE is that all students can excel in math and scientific reasoning if they are provided with a fundamental core of mathematical knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation focused on academic, attitudinal, and collaborative assessments </li></ul>
  18. 21. Summer Session 2008 Session (August 11-15, 2008) Summer Session 2009 Session ( August 10-21, 2009) Summer Session 2010 Session (planning for mid-August)
  19. 22. <ul><li>Curricula in covers six major topics: </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Computation </li></ul><ul><li>Conversion and Transformation </li></ul><ul><li>Estimation and Approximation </li></ul><ul><li>Ratios and Proportions </li></ul><ul><li>Unit Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Variable Manipulation and Equalities </li></ul>
  20. 25. <ul><ul><li>Life Science: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bio-Chemistry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calculus I </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Calculus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Physics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physics I (Mechanics) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physics II (Electromagnetism) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physics III ( Waves and Optics) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electives: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mechanical Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Genomics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Science </li></ul></ul>Classes are at a MIT Undergraduate level
  21. 26. <ul><ul><li>Fun Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ice Cream Social </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trolley Tour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 th of July BBQ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final Awards Banquet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talent Show </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Field Trips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Six Flags </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boat Cruise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Seminars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MIT Dean of the School of Engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MIT Dean of the School of Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MIT Science and Engineering Faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><li>College Prep Activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Admissions Dinners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Aid Seminar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College Fair </li></ul></ul>
  22. 27. <ul><li>All students can apply to the MITES Program </li></ul><ul><li>The following students are encouraged to apply </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st Generation to go to college </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Absence in the individual's family of science and engineering backgrounds; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>individual's from high schools who have historically sent less than 50% of its graduates to 4-year colleges; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attends a school that presents challenges for success at an urban elite university </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Underrepresented minorities </li></ul></ul>
  23. 28. <ul><li>Received ~1000 applications </li></ul><ul><li>70 students accepted </li></ul><ul><ul><li># of students is based on funding and application pool </li></ul></ul><ul><li>~7% Acceptance Rate, lower than MIT </li></ul><ul><li>Students from 25 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Massachusetts – 6 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>California – 8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Texas – 7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New York – 6 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Florida – 5 </li></ul></ul>
  24. 29. We have a broad definition of diversity, which includes: • Working extremely hard to get a diverse applicant pool by recruiting at schools with diverse student bodies • Build relationships with administration and teachers at underserved schools in Boston, Cambridge, & Lawrence, MA and urban areas • Host students from local and national regions at MIT and visit target schools to recruit students
  25. 30. • Partner with other community organizations and outreach programs to recruit students • Provide students and parents with opportunities that they want to share with others • Provide OPEN access - All of our Programs are FREE of charge! • Selecting students based on their academic record and potential, enthusiasm for science and math, and teacher recommendations
  26. 31. <ul><li>OEOP Student Demographics </li></ul><ul><li>Total number of Students = ~300 </li></ul><ul><li>50-70% Underrepresented Minorities </li></ul><ul><li>50-70%Free/Reduced Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>~50%Female and ~50% Male </li></ul><ul><li>~75% Boston area and 25%Other States </li></ul>
  27. 32. Tracking students after they graduate from our programs Helping our students transition to high school Helping the most deserving students through the application process Securing funding for the programs Helping our students transition to college & tracking
  28. 33. <ul><li>Increased applications!!!!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moving to more comprehensive online application submission and selection process </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lower Acceptance Rate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborating with other programs to share applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should we expand or replicate? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Need more college counseling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students need professional development and career counseling, in addition to content and networking opportunities </li></ul></ul>
  29. 34. <ul><li>Local Collaborations </li></ul><ul><li>Girl Scouts – Event w/ MIT Aero/Astro Department for ~100 middle school girls </li></ul><ul><li>YMCA Black Achievers – 2 week summer program for 8 th -10 th graders </li></ul><ul><li>B-SAFE – Visits to MIT </li></ul><ul><li>Steppingstone – Future collaboration </li></ul>
  30. 35. Julian S. Green Shawna L. Young Program Coordinator, Saturday Engineering Enrichment & Discovery (SEED) Academy Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Engineering 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 1-123 Cambridge, MA 02139 p. 617-253-5063 f. 617-324-1120 e. jsgreen@mit.edu url. http://web.mit.edu/seed Executive Director, OEOP Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Engineering 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 1-123 Cambridge, MA 02139 p. 617-324-7199 f. 617-324-1120 e. [email_address]
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