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1 TORCH 201: Implementation, Reporting and Recording

2 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS TECHNICAL OUTREACH COMMUNITY HELP Outline STEM Community Training Informal Science and Engineering AWFE Technical Expertise Services Traditional Community Service Reporting & Recording FRC & TORCH Month Next Steps

3 STEM Community Training Contact: TBD, STEM Community Training Coordinator

4 Basic Implementation Steps Choose an Audience Choose a location Select Curriculum Recruit & Train Volunteers Teach

5 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS TECHNICAL OUTREACH COMMUNITY HELP Choose an Audience Where is the need for STEM Programs? – High school students? – Adults? Audience should determine curriculum and location

6 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS TECHNICAL OUTREACH COMMUNITY HELP Selecting a Curriculum What does your audience want to learn? – Use a pre-survey Keep it simple & easy to follow – practice problems or do-it-yourself activities Hands on and engaging – Be engaging – Hands on Activities in class retains students Check the TORCH website or ask for more ideas

7 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS TECHNICAL OUTREACH COMMUNITY HELP Selecting a location Convenient for your audience – Is it easily accessed by them? Convenient for your volunteers – Close to campus? Close to public transportation? Do many members have cars? – Look into community centers and your campus resources Free! Community

8 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS TECHNICAL OUTREACH COMMUNITY HELP Volunteer Recruiting & Training Encourage participation – Not every volunteer has to lead a class – Aim for low student: teacher ratio Host an orientation session – Meet on campus & travel together – CORI/SORI Checks may be necessary Send all volunteers see syllabus & lesson plans

9 Informal Science and Engineering Contact: Mario Hulett,Informal Science and Engineering Coordinator

10 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS TECHNICAL OUTREACH COMMUNITY HELP Implementation Considerations Informal Science & Engineering Fair Field Trip School/program visit Format Activity Demo Content

11 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS TECHNICAL OUTREACH COMMUNITY HELP Informal Science & Engineering Fair Choose venue & date (FRC) Work with youth program for attendees Select activities based on age group – Can be completed quickly – Mixture of try once & take homes – Include demonstrations if possible Recruit volunteers

12 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS TECHNICAL OUTREACH COMMUNITY HELP Things to keep in mind Reinforce activities with a handout Explain social context with Demos Encourage creativity Aim for household products/toys as materials HAVE FUN Good resource: PBS ZOOOM

13 A Walk For Education Contact: Sarah Brown, National TORCH Chair TBD, AWFE Coordinator

14 Implementation Process Utilize Implementation Guide to Begin planning- ASAP Submit Registration/ Funding Request Form- by 8/5 Priority decisions within 2 weeks, remaining on a rolling basis Continue Planning per Implement ation Guide Host AWFE – Saturday in October Submit Post – AWFE report within 1 month Calls throughout August & September for Q & A and updates Application will be available by 7/15.

15 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS TECHNICAL OUTREACH COMMUNITY HELP Funding Request Form Chapter Info Basic AWFE Info – Agenda – Map – Community demographics Info TORCH Participation – Previous & planned Expenses – Requested – Donations/chapter contributions

16 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS TECHNICAL OUTREACH COMMUNITY HELP Implementation Support Guide: – Program overview – Time line – Sample Documents Calls: – Updates – Q& A – Best Practices

17 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS TECHNICAL OUTREACH COMMUNITY HELP Post AWFE Report Volunteer Surveys Participant Surveys (when possible) Coordinator Report – Media coverage if applicable – Event summary – Strengths/ weaknesses – Contributes to 2012 Implementation Guide Pictures Templates available by mid September

18 Technical Expertise Services Contact: Sarah Brown, National TORCH Chair Mykel Fisher, Alumni TORCH Coordinator TBD, Technical Expertise Services Coordinator

19 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS TECHNICAL OUTREACH COMMUNITY HELP Service & Training Technical Service Education about Service More technologically independent community Fix Computers at a Community Center Show staff what typical problems were & how to solve

20 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS TECHNICAL OUTREACH COMMUNITY HELP Roundtables Single lecture/panel type format Social emphasis Host a Presentation on a relevant technology – Cell phone radiation safety – Water filtration – Flood planning – Air Quality

21 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS TECHNICAL OUTREACH COMMUNITY HELP Career Services Resume Workshop/ Critique (for community) Job Search Workshops – How to use monster.com – Effective use of social networks Interviewing techniques

22 Traditional Community Service Contact: Sarah Brown, National TORCH Chair TBD, Traditional Community Service Coordinator

23 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS TECHNICAL OUTREACH COMMUNITY HELP Considerations Support a consistent community – School supply drive, passed out at TORCH center – Clean up park in AWFE neighborhood Involve all members – No skills needed – Include NSBE Jr Chapters REPORT HOURS – These events are TORCH too

24 Reporting & Recording Contact: Sarah Brown, National TORCH Chair TBD, Program Evaluator

25 Program Development Develop Goals & Guidelines Functional training for regional leaders Functional training for chapters Conference and Chapter implementation Gather feedback This has been the missing link

26 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS TECHNICAL OUTREACH COMMUNITY HELP TORCH Metrics ParticipationImpact Volunteer Hours Types & description of programs Volunteer surveys Participant attendance Participant surveys

27 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS TECHNICAL OUTREACH COMMUNITY HELP Hours: What to Count Traditional Community Service Informal Science and Engineering STEM Community Training A Walk For Education Technical Expertise Services Setup on the day of (when appropriate) Walking time (for all) Follow up events Clean up (when appropriate) Time preparing, practicing content (not logistics) Setup Event Clean up Volunteer Training Time preparing, practicing content (not logistics) Setup Class Clean up Volunteer Training Time preparing, practicing content (not logistics) Setup Class Clean up Volunteer Training Service Volunteer Training For Drives: count hours staffing a collection area, collecting, tabulating and delivering materials

28 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS TECHNICAL OUTREACH COMMUNITY HELP Tools Available Surveys: Pre, post, & for volunteers Templates: Qualitative Descriptions of events

29 FRC & TORCH Month Contact: Sarah Brown, TORCH Chair

30 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS TECHNICAL OUTREACH COMMUNITY HELP TORCH Month: October Supported AWFE Extra workshops/ training Good Kick-off time for chapter level programs Guide Coming in August

31 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS TECHNICAL OUTREACH COMMUNITY HELP FRC Requested: – TORCH 101 – Informal Science & Engineering Fair – Technical Expertise Services: Brainstorming (w/alumni) Ideal: – TORCH 201 – Technical Expertise Services: Community Technology roundtable (w/alumni) – Traditional Community Service- joint across all demographics (including

32 Next Steps Contact: Sarah Brown, TORCH Chair

33 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS TECHNICAL OUTREACH COMMUNITY HELP Toolkits What is TORCH: to all leadership Handbook: to programs/ torch chairs AWFE: to programs/ torch chairs Informal Science & Engineering: to regional

34 QUESTIONS? Address general questions to Sarah Brown, TORCH Chair


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