Judy Kersey SWE ECEDHA

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Published on February 14, 2008

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Attracting Students to Engineering:  Attracting Students to Engineering Judy Kersey Society of Women Engineers Space Coast Section March 17, 2007 Judy.kersey@swe.org SWE & Education Outreach:  SWE & Education Outreach Education outreach is a major priority for SWE nationwide – especially girls Program implementation varies by local organizations Early programs in Florida were generally “passive” and aimed at High School girls Refocused efforts in 2001 – more hands on and younger girls SWE Backup Current Programs:  Current Programs Introducing Girls to Engineering Workshop Full day of hands on lab activities for girls in 3rd to 9th grades (each girl does 5 out of approximately 25 activities) Lots of role models Grown to 650 girls, 120 parents Conducted for the last 6 years – many girls come every year Teacher training workshops Hands on Science Activities for Elementary Teachers Robotics Workshops Slide4:  Introducing Girls to Engineering Workshop More Programs:  More Programs One Week Robotics Summer Camps for Girls LEGO NXT (2 sessions) 4th – 6th grades VEX Robotics (1 session) 7th – 8th grades & some select 6th grade students WOW! That’s Engineering Workshop for 7th – 9th grades to be offered this fall CampKSC Scholarships for girls in 3rd – 8th grades (20 girls) Scholarships for HS Senior girls Volunteers take activities into the classroom Partner with Bayside High School Engineering and Technical Academy SWE & FIRST:  SWE & FIRST FIRST is a SWE Outreach Partner FIRST Programs SWE Space Coast Section is Florida State Partner with FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Run the FLL State Competition Conduct training for coaches Sponsor all-girl teams Several members mentor teams Other SWE Support to FIRST:  Other SWE Support to FIRST Conduct VEX Robotics Training for coaches Coordinate and facilitate judging for FRC Florida Region Impact of SWE Programs:  Impact of SWE Programs No longitudinal data available on impact Observations in Space Coast: Large number of the same girls return several years for our programs Several girls have attended multiple years of Saturday workshops, gotten a CampKSC Scholarship and attended Robotics Summer Camp – many more than once Parents and teachers report career decision changes Teachers ask for more hands on training Teachers report using our activities in their classroom Teachers’ Comments FIRST Impact Data:  FIRST Impact Data When compared with the comparison group, FIRST students are: More than 3 times as likely to major specifically in engineering. Roughly 10 times as likely to have had an apprenticeship, internship, or co-op job in their freshman year. Significantly more likely to expect to achieve a post graduate degree. More than twice as likely to expect to pursue a career in science and technology. Nearly 4 times as likely to expect to pursue a career specifically in engineering. Brandeis University Study: http://www.usfirst.org/who/content.aspx?id=46 A retrospective survey of FRC participants who graduated HS between 1999 and 2003 as compared to a national sample of college-going students in BPS Survey. Slide10:  Why Elementary & Middle School To remain competitive the nation needs to produce more Engineering & Computer Science grads The US needs a technologically competent workforce Demographics of college population has changed – only 43% of college students today are male and continuing to decline Early experiences influence decision-making and career choice In Florida, most incoming HS students will have to declare “majors” next year Slide11:  Boys Being Left Behind Numerous articles have been published on the gender gap with boys being left behind Boys lag in HS graduation rates Boys need positive reinforcement that educational achievement is important Majority of fathers attend sporting events but not Parent Teacher Conferences Need more Male role models Slide12:  What Can You Do? Volunteers to go to classrooms Get your college students engaged to do this Teachers would like a central point to find engineering volunteers Sponsor outreach programs for elementary and middle school children More engineering related summer camp programs – and at younger ages Teacher workshops with inexpensive hands-on activities related to engineering Slide13:  BACKUP SLIDES SWE Backup:  SWE Backup Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a non-profit education organization founded in 1950 8300 Professional Members in approx. 100 sections 11,000 Collegiate Members in over 300 sections SWE Objectives:  SWE Objectives Inform young women, their parents, counselors, and the general public, of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and the opportunities open to them. Assist women in readying themselves for a return to active work after temporary retirement. Serve as a center of information on women in engineering. Encourage women engineers to attain high levels of education and professional achievement. SWE Space Coast Section:  SWE Space Coast Section Florida Section chartered in 1978 Space Coast Section split from Florida Section in 1989 Area includes Indian River, Brevard & Volusia Counties of Florida (From Daytona Beach to Vero Beach) 135 members primarily from Brevard County (from Titusville to Melbourne) Large base of non-member volunteers Conduct Professional Development and Education Outreach activities targeted primarily at women and girls Back to SWE & Education Outreach FIRST Programs:  FIRST Programs FIRST – For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Inspire children through hands on robotics activities and competitions FIRST Robotics Competition FIRST VEX Challenge FIRST LEGO League FIRST Robotics Competition:  FIRST Robotics Competition 2007 FIRST Robotics Competition 1,305 teams 260 rookies Over 32,500 high-school students From 7 countries: Brazil, Canada, Israel, Mexico, Netherlands, U.K., U.S. 37 Regional events in Brazil, Canada, Israel, U.S. FIRST Robotics Competition Championship at the FIRST Championship in Atlanta, GA, April 12-14, 2007 Robots are built in 6 weeks from a common kit of parts provided by FIRST, and weigh up to 120 lbs. (excluding battery and bumpers) FIRST Vex Challenge:  FIRST Vex Challenge Over 500 teams Over 5,000 high-school students 25 Tournaments FIRST Vex Challenge World Championship at the FIRST Championship in Atlanta, GA, April 12-14, 2007 Robots are built using the Vex Robotics Design System FIRST LEGO League:  FIRST LEGO League Over 8,800 teams Over 88,000 students, ages 9 to 14 From 45 countries Over 360 Qualifying events and 89 Championship Tournaments FIRST LEGO League World Festival at the FIRST Championship in Atlanta, GA, April 12-14, 2007 Robots are built using LEGO MINDSTORMS technologies Back to SWE & FIRST Teachers’ Comments:  Teachers’ Comments A Fourth grade teacher: “We did the "Designing a Dessert" activity for Valentine's Day (great way to get math and science into a party!!).  My 4th graders loved it...they took the interviewing and constructing VERY seriously.  Student responses afterwards: 1.      OH!  That's what engineers do! 2.      My client really liked the dessert I engineered (instead of "made") I also showed them the Bridge construction (we cover that section of science later in the year), and they can't wait to start testing other designs.” A Fifth grade gifted teacher: “All of my girls had a lot of fun and learned a great deal about engineering. Many of my girls stated that they enjoyed the engineering concepts being presented this way. They all expressed great interest in going again next year, even though they will no longer be my students. My girls couldn't stop talking about the activities, such as taking apart a sewing machine and a radio. They begged me to let them tell the boys in class what they did, this made all my boys jealous. One of my students even used the parts she kept from taking apart the radio, in her model of her invention for her technology project.” A Third grade teacher: “I think the activities help because they help give confidence to the teachers, like me, to teach emerging engineering skills to both boys and girls and spark interest and enthusiasm in the subjects. I would like more training personally because I lack the skills necessary to create lessons geared to engineering, and we lack equipment at the elementary level.” Teacher comments:  Teacher comments A Fifth Grade Teacher whose daughter is in 6th grade: “It really made my daughter and students excited about science and different careers in the field.  It really did make them think about a career as and engineer.”  A Gifted Teacher: “The hands-on SWE workshops allow the girls to explore different areas of science which they often only read about in school.  It's an extremely valuable opportunity.  My daughter has attended the Girls Engineering Day for two years in a row and wants to return again next year. One of the most widely known curriculum models for gifted education is the Renzulli Enrichment Triad Model.  The first area within this model, the Type I activities, allow students the freedom to explore a variety of topics.  Your program fits this model perfectly.  I have taken many ideas from your workshops and incorporated them into my gifted classroom.  “ A Fifth Grade Science & Math Teacher: “After attending, I started watching the fifth grade girl who had attended.  She is very interested in Science and actually has a great science background knowledge base.  I think this program probably shaped her interest in it.  She is not the greatest student (not bad though either), but after having attended the program as both a parent and an educator I believe this program has a positive impact just because I saw how it influenced my own daughter and the type of science student this girl was.  Right after the program, I pointed out some things to my daughter that were Science related or could maybe lead to a job in Science.  About a month ago, she said she wanted to be an engineer.  There is no way she would have said that without both of us having attended the program (her for the knowledge, me for the encouragement and support).  I wouldn't have pointed these things out to her if I hadn't attended and seriously thought of this as a career for a girl.  As an educator, I believe in the strong link between teachers, parents, and children.  It is hard to do a great job without the 3 groups supporting each other.  You can reach the children, but there has to be support from the parents for this type of career and the nurturing that will go with it.  Teachers need to support the girls' interest in this also. ”  Back to Impact of SWE Programs . Links:  Links SWE website: www.swe.org SWE Space Coast website: www.swe-sc.org FIRST website: www.usfirst.org

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