Monday, March 29, 2010

New Model for STEM Mentoring

National Conference on Science and Technology in

The University of Pennsylvania received funding from the National Science Foundation for a mentoring program in which college, high school and middle school students learn with and from each other. This “cascading” mentoring program will integrate a new course in Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science with the teaching and mentoring of high school and middle school students to spur interest in computer science after school and in the summer. The programs will also use innovative technologies, all in an effort to increase interest in engineering, as well as outreach to women and minorities.

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