Teach · Volunteer · Donate 32% (4 th graders) 31% (8 th graders) 21% (12 th graders) } “proficient” in science (National Assessment of Educational Progress, 2009) 1% of high school seniors score “advanced” in science… 26% of S&E workers were older than age 50 in 2006 (NSF: Science & Engineering Indicators, 2006) (National Assessment of Educational Progress, 2009) 1 out of 2 engineering doctoral degrees awarded by U.S. engineering colleges goes to a foreign national (AIA: Industry’s Response to the Workforce Challenge, 2008) U.S. students intending to major in engineering switch majors before graduating (Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future, 2007) U.S. Asia Bachelor’s degrees in engineering 20% 5% (NSF: Science and Engineering Indicators, 2010)
Teach · Volunteer · Donate AWIM Offers ALL Students Experiences to Become Scientifically-Literate Members of the Community. To succeed in the society of tomorrow, all children need an education that prepares them to understand and apply concepts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in a real-world integrated setting. In addition to becoming literate in these disciplines, students must also: learn to solve complex problems communicate clearly raise & resolve questions/problems assimilate information work cooperatively toward common goals (SAE International – A World In Motion, 2011)
Teach · Volunteer · Donate is Building Bridges Through AWIM Business / Industry Industry Program Coordinator STEM Volunteers School District School Program Coordinator Curriculum Development Professional Training Materials (Orders/Shipping) Relationship Building Classroom Teachers
Teach · Volunteer · Donate Role of a STEM Volunteer Serve as a “Content Expert” for the Teacher No need to be a nuclear physicist – you’re helping with elementary/middle school concepts. Provide a “Face” for Science & Technology Students are seldom aware of science and technology careers. AWIM STEM Volunteers provide this connection to your chosen profession by simply sharing what you do at work and applying it to the AWIM student experience (it’s easy and the kids love it!). Interact with Teachers & Students in the Classroom All levels of time commitment are appreciated. HAVE FUN! GOODBETTERBEST 1-2 Classroom Visits (1-hour each) 3-5 Classroom Visits (1-hour each) 6+ Classroom Visits (1-hour each)
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