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Summer Industry Based Research Internships For Female High School Students
Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference
  • Lawrence Genalo, Iowa State University
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Conference Proceeding
2003 Annual Conference
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Conference Title
2003 Annual Conference
Conference Date
June 22-25, 2003
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Building on a successful high school internship program started by a National Science Foundation grant in 1997, an internship program has been offered the past two years that provides students opportunities to join university research teams and investigate industrial work environments. The interns develop complete lesson plans targeted at a 5 th – 8th grade audience that are based on the university research and industrial sponsor’s work. These lesson plans are placed on a web site for dissemination. The interns have visited the industrial sponsor to learn about their business and done final project presentations for them. This program has a history of success in attracting women students into engineering and science majors. It also hopes to have a larger impact in the long term as the 5th – 8th grade audience targeted for the lesson plans becomes of college age and chooses science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers in (hopefully) larger numbers than before.

This is a conference proceeding from Proceeding of ASEE Annual Conference (2003): 1. Posted with permission.

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American Society for Engineering Education
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Lawrence Genalo. "Summer Industry Based Research Internships For Female High School Students" Nashville, TNProceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference (2003) p. 1 - 6
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