Ranken Technical College is offering a week-long STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) summer institute designed to showcase opportunities in advanced technology. The focus of this institute is to give teachers for grades 6 - 12, counselors and administrators a chance to explore innovative solutions in areas such as environmental sustainability, automotive performance, information technology and precision machining.
Each morning, we will experience cutting edge technologies using state-of-the-art laboratory and industrial equipment, such as Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine. Over lunch, you will have an opportunity to meet current students, professors and leaders in the business community. In the afternoon, we will work through hands-on activities that can be integrated into the classroom curriculum to broaden the students’ appreciation for a high technology career.
Regardless of your specialty, this institute will expose you to tomorrow’s technology in a format not found in a traditional classroom setting.
Instructor: Michele Perrin is a local educator and a consultant for Vernier Software & Technology, specializing in STEM education. She has over 20 years of experience teaching engineering, physics, algebra and computers at the K12 and college level, and holds Masters degrees in both electrical and civil engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology and Kansas State University. She is the co-editor of four Vernier STEM project books, an advisor to the Missouri STEM consortia, and a referee for both the FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge robotics contests.
NSF ATE Pipeline Grant Opportunity: Teachers and administrators who attend this academy will receive a stipend of $100 per day (full week attendance required), a quality instructional experience, hands-on demonstrations from Ranken faculty, and supplemental take-home materials. This 40-hour workshop may be credited toward PD hours, pending approval from the participant’s home school. Lunch will be provided.
When: Monday through Friday, June 18-22, 2012, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Ranken Technical College, 4431 Finney Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri
For more information, contact Barbara Bragg, S.T.E.M. Pathways Development Coordinator at (314) 286-4822 or email@example.com