Presentation on theme: "GROWING LOCAL ENGINEERS. Overview Program initially designed to address the shortage of engineers in the US. Curriculum developed by industry professionals."— Presentation transcript:
Overview Program initially designed to address the shortage of engineers in the US. Curriculum developed by industry professionals. Goal is to engage, educate, attract, and prepare high school students for engineering careers. Pre-Engineering program currently active at 16 high schools in the Tri-County area.
Profile of the Program Nationwide 350,000 students in over 4,000 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia Endorsed by National Defense Industries and Aerospace Industries Associations. More than 100 University relationships, including Duke University, University of Minnesota, California State University Partnerships with Fortune 100 and 500 companies, and forward-thinking philanthropic organizations, including Autodesk, Intel, General Electric and Kern Family Foundation Inclusivity
Examples of Successful Partnership Opportunities. In Milwaukee, GE Healthcare and Rockwell Animation participate as mentors in the classroom The Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation has committed funds for PLTW summer programs The California State University system launched an Engineering Academies Initiative Charleston CDCA: –Donation of 3D Printer to Academic Magnet High School –STEM – financial contributions and support Flexibility
PLTW Grads Intend to Stick with STEM –A survey of PLTW seniors at the end of their senior year finds that 70% intend to study engineering, technology, or computer science. These results are consistent with results and conclusions for the past two years. (True Outcomes – 2009) Outstanding Outcomes
PLTW College Freshmen Stick With Engineering In 2006-2007, first-year retention (freshmen to sophomore) was 76% (76% stayed with their declared major). In contrast, 100% of Milwaukee Schools of Engineering’s PLTW students remained in their declared major. (Milwaukee School of Engineering 2008 Report) Outstanding Outcomes
Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) –3D computer modeling software; study of the design process Principles of Engineering (POE) –Exploration of technology systems and engineering processes Digital Electronics (DE) –Use of computer simulation to learn the logic of electronics Pathway To Engineering HS
Aerospace Engineering (AE) –Aerodynamics, astronautics, space-life sciences, and systems engineering Biotechnical Engineering (BE) –Biomechanics, genetic engineering, and forensics. Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA) –Students collaborate on the development of community-based building projects Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) –Robotics and automated manufacturing; production of 3-D designs. Engineering Design and Development (EDD) –Teams of students, guided by community mentors, research, design, and construct solutions to engineering problems. Pathway To Engineering HS
Local High Schools with PLTW Pre-Engineering Academic Magnet HS Goose Creek HS Ashley Ridge HS Hanahan HS Berkeley HS James Island Charter HS Cane Bay HS Stratford HS Charleston Charter School Summerville HS for Math & Science Wando HS Cross HS West Ashley HS Fort Dorchester HS Woodland HS Garrett Academy Summary
Sign Up Today to Help these Schools: Speaker – Career Day, Guest speaker, etc. Judge for presentations Mentor for technical projects Member on an Engineering Advisory Board Champion for setting up an internship at your company Host Shadow students Host on-site student tours and field trips How can I support this program?
Visit the PLTW table, stage right, for: Additional information on PLTW Pre-Engineering & Forms to indicate your interest You can volunteer for the school of your choice or your interest will be matched up with one that needs your expertise by: Patricia Ferguson, director Trident Regional Educational Center 843-364-1793 PFerguson@scpathways.org
CDCA Points of Contact on PLTW Pre-Engineering Rebecca Ufkes, CDCA Board of Directors UEC Electronics, LLC, (843) 552-8682 UfkesR@uec-electronics.com Park Dougherty, CDCA Education Committee Wells Fargo Advisors, (843) 805-6452 Park.Dougherty@wfadvisors.com Dave Hamburger, CDCA Education Comm Chair Harris Corp, (843) 609-5510 DHamburg@harris.com