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1 April 2, 2005 Pre-College Activities Region 2 Report l Northern Virginia l DC, Maryland, Delaware l West Virginia, Pennsylvania l Most of Ohio l South New Jersey

2 April 2005 IEEE-USA Pre-College Education Committee Meeting April 1, 2005 – Las Vegas, NV Murty Polavarapu

3 April 2, 2005 Susquehanna Section Recent Activities Larry Brown, Professional Engineer and Past Chair of the Susquehanna Section, presented two sessions of the Computer Engineering field to about 40 high school students from ten high school districts on 2/24/2005. The presentations were part of the Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) Engineers' Week Program. This was reported to the membership in our April newsletter, which you can view at Our Section also supported an Engineers Week display at Colonial Park Mall and distributed about 40 IEEE membership applications and about 25 student applications. We support an Education Outreach Committee (EOC) organized by the Central Pennsylvania Engineers Week Council. The Council is comprised of members from all local Engineering societies, and is active year-round. On 3/22/2005, Larry Brown met with 7 students at the Harrisburg SciTech High for a lunchtime, Brown Bag discussion about Electrical & Computer Engineering. Numerous pertinent questions were answered about the technology, careers and engineering in general. Suggestions l I recall when were setting up one of these meetings, that we were looking around for a short presentation on Electrical and Computer Engineering, to possibly use as a lead in. I believe a short presentation, because there is probably more benefit in a give-and-take discussion directly with students. If it is a large group, then a PowerPoint presentation material might be useful. Since a PowerPoint projector may not always be available, slide and transparency versions should also be produced. I don't believe it should be a big advertisement for IEEE, although a credit at the end would be acceptable. I doubt we have enough resources to produce a presentation ourselves, but could review anything produced or perhaps offer suggestions.

4 April 2, 2005 Baltimore Section l Robot Challenge 2005 (tenth year)

5 April 2, 2005 Northern Virginia Activities l Pre-College Chapters Thomas Jefferson Woodson l National Engineers Week Family Day l GOLD Pre-College Outreach l FIRST Robotics l Science and Engineering Fairs l eMerit Badges l TechXplore l Future City l Teacher In Service Training Plan for August 2005

6 April 2, 2005 Northern Virginia – FIRST Robotics Chantilly Academy Oakton High School VCU Regional Entrepreneurship Award VCU Regional Best Website award (www.ohsrobotics.org). VCU Regional Woodie Flowers Award

7 April 2, 2005 Cleveland Section l Lately at the Cleveland Section meetings we have been talking about getting involved in education by tentatively holding technical lectures open to the general public and possibly teacher support type things, but these arent specifically pre-college.

8 April 2, 2005 Lehigh Valley Section l Two years ago, members of the Lehigh Valley Section attended the robot competition sponsored by the Baltimore Section with the intent of developing a similar program for our area. l Everything came to a halt when we approached local school districts. The schools told us that IEEE would need to provide funding as well as materials. l Can you ask other Sections, such as Baltimore, to explain their programs and how they achieved success.

9 April 2, 2005 Columbus Section l Planning for FIRST Robotics Team

10 April 2, 2005 Awards l IEEE-USA Teacher – Engineer Partnership Award l IEEE EAB Teacher Award

11 April 2, 2005 Plans for 2005 l Brainstorming Session l Plans being finalized

12 April 2, 2005 Pre-College Education Resources l /pc_ed_eng /pc_ed_eng l Discussion threads l Pre-College Resources l EAB Pre-College Initiative Presented to BoD


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