Department of Engineering and Science Technology News Stories
- Surveying program again maps out a path to success
- Concrete Canoe team wins third at nationals and first in innovation
- Electronic Engineering Technology students tour Canton South substation
- Donation of new surveying equipment will make it easier for new graduate to share knowledge
- Students in Surveying and Mapping Program in national competition
- College of Applied Science and Technology students complete unmanned aerial mapping flight
- Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program receives $10,000 Scholarship Grant from Haas
- Susan Ramlo receives best paper award
Teen Science Café Grant Award
November 7, 2016
STEM professors and professionals will team up with students for a unique opportunity to initiate Teen Science Cafes with a $3000 grant from the National Science Foundation.* Teen Science Café Programs are a fun, hands-on experience in which students explore advances in science and technology affecting their lives. Teens and STEM experts engage in energetic conversations while participating in hands-on activities.
The program at the University of Akron is unique in that it will target undecided college majors. This approach has not been used before. Professor Lori Kraft from the Department of Engineering and Science Technology in the College of Applied Science and Technology will work with the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) to host the Teen Science Café Series here on campus. By exposing undecided majors to engaging STEM topics, these students will be more likely to consider STEM majors and careers.
The Cafe will feature a different speaker each month. Presentations such as "Geocaching: This is what happens when nerds go outside," "Chemistry is like cooking, just don’t lick the spoon," and "Knock. Knock. Who’s there? Not my Engine: The Science behind Internal Combustion Engines" are in the planning stages right now.