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1 Quad City Partners Math and Science Program

2 Home About Us Math & Science Computer Science Engineering Upcoming Events Partner with Us Links HomeAbout UsMath & ScienceComputer ScienceEngineeringUpcoming Events Partner with UsLinks QCMP Math & Science Program Computer Science Component Engineering Component Computer Science ComponentEngineering Component Health Science Component Mathematics Component Coming Soon! Coming Soon! Program Mission: The mission of the QCMP Math and Science Program is to provide an opportunity for 11 th grade students to discover, explore and experience the realm of science and mathematics in a nurturing environment with the goal of preparing students to enter Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics(S.T.E.M.) careers. Areas of Program Enrichment: The QCMP Math and Science will focus on the areas of Computer Science, Engineering, Science(Health), and Mathematics. Learning Outcomes: Through participation in the QCMP Math and Science Program students will enhance skills in Computer Science, Engineering, Health Sciences, and Mathematics while developing teamwork, resource management and leadership with the assistance of instructors, support staff who will also serve as mentors for future endeavors. Quad City Minority Partnership All Rights Reserved 2011

3 QCMP Math & Science Program Computer Science Component Computer Science Component Engineering Component Engineering Component Health Science Component Mathematics Component Coming Soon! Coming Soon! Program Mission: The mission of the QCMP Math and Science Program is to provide an opportunity for 11 th grade students to discover, explore and experience the realm of science and mathematics in a nurturing environment with the goal of preparing students to enter Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics(S.T.E.M.) careers. Areas of Program Enrichment: The QCMP Math and Science will focus on the areas of Computer Science, Engineering, Science(Health), and Mathematics. Learning Outcomes: Through participation in the QCMP Math and Science Program students will enhance skills in Computer Science, Engineering, Health Sciences, and Mathematics while developing teamwork, resource management and leadership with the assistance of instructors, support staff who will also serve as mentors for future endeavors.

4 Home About Us Math & Science Computer Science Engineering Upcoming Events Partner with Us Links Q.C.M.P. would like to specially thank Palmer for allowing us to host our Math & Science Event on campus. Palmer is an outstanding college and provides a wonderful service to our community! HomeAbout UsMath & ScienceComputer ScienceEngineeringUpcoming EventsPartner with UsLinks Dr. Percuoco addresses Q.C.M.P. students at Palmer college Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark, spirit, compassion, love, and understanding – Louis Gerstner Program Title: Computer Science – Hardware and Networking Program Date: March 3, 2011 Program Location: Palmer College Instructional Methods: This Math & Science program is taught using a variety of instructional including lecture, class discussions, small group work, project creation, and practical application. Schedule:. 9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome 9:30 am – 10:45 am Session I – Building a Computer Session II – Programming 11:00 am – 12:15 pm Session I – Programming Session II – Building a Computer 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm Practical Application 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Closing Remarks & Evaluation Areas of Concentration in Computer Science: Building a Computer I. Why Build a Computer? II. Types of Computer Parts A. Computer Cases B. Power Supplies C. Motherboard D. Operating System E. Hard Drive F. Memory G. Cards – Sound & Video H. Other Parts III. Assembling IV. Testing V. Networking – Wired & Wireless VI. Troubleshooting

5 Programming: Being able to get a computer or related device to do what you want it to do whether it basic operations to video game design. I. Concept or Problem to be Solved A. Identification II. Design A. Mapping B. Coding III. Testing IV. Maintenance Practical Application: Each group will be assigned the task of assembling a computer from available parts and establishing a network of two computers and develop a simple program to solve a issue within a fixed time. Quad City Minority Partnership All Rights Reserved 2011

6 QCMP Math & Science Program Program Title: Engineering Workshop Program Date: June 3, 2011 Program Location: Black Hawk CollegeBlack Hawk College th Ave Moline, IL Building 4 - Cafeteria Schedule: 9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome by Dr. Rose Campbell, Executive Vice President, Black Hawk College 9:30 am – 9:45 am Video Introduction to Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID) and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) RFID Video PLC Video RFID VideoPLC Video 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Lab and Instruction on PFID and PLC Building 2 - Room 2-111W 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm Lunch - Building 4 "The Restaurant" 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lab and Instruction on Pro Model Building 2 - Room 2-111W PRO MODEL Video 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Lab and Instruction on Forklift Simulation Building 2 - Room 2-111W FORK LIFT SIMULATION Video 3:00 pm Closing Remarks & Evaluation Quad City Minority Partnership All Rights Reserved 2011

7 A national crisis is emerging for the United States in global technological competitiveness (Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Future, 2007; Jackson, 2002). In the coming decade, the retirement of scientists and engineers will significantly drain the labor pool in Science, Technology Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009).

8 At the same time, data on the state of education in the United States indicate a decreasing number of students choose to major in and successfully compete in an emerging global economy fueled by rapid innovation and technological breakthroughs.

9 However, a major question is whether the science and high technology sectors in the United States will have sufficient numbers of STEM graduates to compete in the changing global marketplace ( Attracting Students to STEM Careers, ).

10 Institutions of higher learning must play a crucial role in preparing all students to be competitive in the global economy.

11 However, all along the educational pipeline, students are being lost in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. This is particularly true for historically underrepresented groups and women whose participation and persistence rates in these fields are dramatically lower than those in the general student population (NSB, 2002).

12 In fall 2009, the Obama Administration presented a plan to improve the nation’s economic competitiveness by improving education in and attracting more students to STEM fields.. Until recently, minorities and women have held few jobs in STEM fields. Despite comprising more than two-thirds of the population, women and minorities fill fewer than 25% of STEM positions in the United States.

13 Programs designed to increase diversity in STEM courses should include the following as components of the student’s first year experience: Academic enrichment and challenging content in science and math Contextual learning that enhances personal meaning and motivation to learn College readiness experiences through on- campus or other college- connections

14 Substantive, ongoing professional development in math and science for teachers Broad-based, collaborative partnerships that promote high expectations and a college-going culture ( Davie- Butts, 2006).

15 Mentoring programs that help to socialize students to the STEM fields are a form of support for women and minorities The presence and guidance of peer/ and or faculty mentors have been shown to positively affect retention ( Powell, 2010)

16 Give students the opportunity to experience hands-on mathematical concepts Offer connections and applications to everyday life and emphasize the use of math in the workplace ( Institute for women in Trades, Technology and Science, 2010)

17 Establish small work groups, cohorts and/or learning communities.

18 The Quad City Partnership: Math and Science Program incorporates all the components necessary for a successful first year experience.

19 However, this program implements these components starting with the students’ junior year of high school. Prior to the traditional First –Year Experience. Prior to admission to college


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