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1 Engaging K-12 Students and Teachers in STEM Activities at St. Louis Community College STEMtech Ashok Agrawal, Amy Sonderman October 30, 2012

2 Mission Statement St. Louis Community College expands minds and changes lives every day. We create accessible, dynamic learning environments focused on the needs of our diverse communities.

3 About the College Largest community college system in Missouri Over 27,000 FT and PT students Over 100,000 citizens served through credit, non-credit and workforce programs Ranks among the nation’s top 25 associate degree-producing institutions District encompasses 718 square miles STLCC is one of the nation’s top associate degree-producing institutions in the country.

4 About the College Four campuses at Florissant Valley, Forest Park, Meramec and Wildwood Three education centers in St. Louis County, north St. Louis City and downtown St. Louis Corporate College in Bridgeton Administrative Center, 300 South Broadway 3,854 full- and part-time employees Forest Park campusMeramec campus Wildwood campus Florissant Valley’s Emerson Center for Engineering and Manufacturing

5 Florissant Valley Situated on 108 acres of rolling, wooded hills in north St. Louis County Nationally recognized for its art, child care, engineering technology, chemical technology, and advanced manufacturing technology programs, in addition to a strong general education curriculum Offers unique career programs in deaf communication studies and Missouri’s only associate degree program in biotechnology Enrollment Profile 7,440 students are enrolled in credit programs Median age: 24/Average age: 28.1 65% Female Race and Culture (highest percentage groups) – African-American students = 4,758 (64%) – Caucasian students = 2,097 (28%) – Hispanic/Latino students = 164 (2%) The college’s new Center for Workforce Innovation houses labs, classrooms and support space for cutting-edge workforce training programs in a facility located at the Florissant Valley campus.

6 Emerson Center for Engineering & Manufacturing Missouri’s RTEC Initiative STLCC Center of Excellence Dedicated in November, 2004 Connecting with regional and national institutions Globalizing our activities Fostering innovations and entrepreneurship Serving Professional and Community Organizations Transforming the Engineering and Technology Department Partnering with Workforce Solutions Group Outreach to K-12 students and teachers Competing for state and federal grants

7 Center for Workforce Innovations Opened August, 2011 Public Access Computer Center (BTOP) St. Louis Aerospace Institute developed through US DOL grant Metal Structures, Mechanical/Electrical Assemblies and Composites Labs IMT and PLC Training Labs

8 MoManufacturingWINS TAACCCT Round 2 Grant STLCC is lead institution for consortium of 9 Missouri community and technical colleges Align curriculum with NAM endorsed industry certifications

9 MSET Division: Engineering & Technology Dept. Associate in Applied Science - Civil Engineering Technology - Computer Integrated Manufacturing - Construction Management Technology - Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology: Electrical, Electronic or Biomedical Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Technology - Skilled Trades Industrial Occupations Technology Associate in Science - Engineering Science - Technology Teacher Education Certificates - Computer Aided Design - Computer Aided Manufacturing - Construction Office Management - Land Surveying Technology–Geomatics - Maintenance Mechanic - Quality Technology - Sustainable Construction - Sustainable Energy Technology 2+2 Articulations for Engineering

10 MSET Division: Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Geology Departments Associate in Applied Science - Biotechnology - Chemical Technology Associate in Arts - Life Sciences Certificates - Biotechnology - Chemical Technology - Life Science Laboratory Assistant

11 Project Lead the Way STLCC is region’s leader for implementing curriculum Articulations to Engineering Tech degrees CIM and EDD classes at our facilities Annual Tech Challenge

12 FIRST Robotics Began in 2002 as a volunteer Host FTC and FLL state and regional events Build and distribute FTC and FLL game fields Provide incubator space for FTC team Manage procurement of all materials and $150,000 + in private donations to support robotics activities at the college

13 Academic Contests Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Mathematics Educators of Greater St. Louis (MEGSL) Excellence in Mathematics Math Counts

14 Summer Camps Cub Scout camp Girl Scout Science and Engineering Day Camp Career Exploration: Engineering

15 Tutoring and Enrichment Middle school students participate in an afterschool program providing math enrichment and exposure to a variety of community college programs.

16 Expanding Your Horizons 300 – 500 girls from 7 th – 12 th grade Exposure to STEM fields 3 sessions during 1 morning – Guest speaker with a STEM career – A panel discussion of females in STEM fields – A hands-on STEM activity

17 Off Campus Activities Awareness days at St. Louis Science Center Mobile Tech Center

18 High School Faculty Events High School Counselors Breakfast CONNECT event that brings high school and college faculty together

19 So what are you doing?? Ideas Suggestions

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