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Dr. Skip's Corner: K-12 Teaching Adventures @ OSU Engineering
Welcome Alumni and friends to this special feature in MOMENTUM! dedicated to topics of interest in K-12 education. The primary goals of this column are to let you know what COE is doing in the K-12 education and recruitment/retention arenas, and to provide those of you with interests in K-12 outreach (parents, teachers, friends) with activities for your endeavors that relate to the engineering disciplines.
|ENGINEERING YOUR SUMMER OF FUN WITH MIND EXPANDING CAMPS!--|
|Spring in the air means summer is just around the corner! Which mean kids will be asking their parents (and teachers), “What am I going to do all summer?” OSU and the College of Engineering have just the answer: send your child to one of our many engineering and science camps! Geared toward helping kids have a holistic summer learning experience, these camps provide mind expanding opportunities by exposing kids to the outstanding facilities and people in the OSU College of Engineering. The relaxed, friendly, and non-intimidating environment focuses on the fun and excitement of engineering and science! Check it out! http://engr.oregonstate.edu/momentum/k12/apr06|
Dr. Skip Rochefort
Chemical Engineering Dept. and Director, OSU Precollege Programs
Director, COE Women and Minorities in Engineering Program
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Dr. Skip Rochefort is an Associate Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department who has been involved in K-12 outreach and recruitment/retention issues in engineering since his arrival at OSU in 1993. He has led a successful summer camp for high school girls and ethnic minorities -- Summer Experience in Science and Engineering for Youth (SESEY) -- for the last six years, has been involved with a number of OSU precollege programs (Saturday Academy, Adventures in Learning, KidSpirit) and was recently named Director of OSU Precollege Programs.
Ellen Momsen, a former high school physics teacher, is the Director of the newly established Women and Minorities in Engineering Program. The mission of this program is to create an academic and social atmosphere that encourages the success of all students in the College of Engineering, and to provide information to K12 students and teachers about the wide variety of career opportunities in engineering.