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High School STEM Teachers to Receive an Engineering Experience

May 9, 2012

    Heidi Elliott, El Campo High School math teacher, and Doug Ogletree, chemistry and biology teacher at Glen Rose High School, will spend 4 weeks at TAMU learning how to introduce engineering concepts to their students, increase student awareness of engineering, and encourage students to consider an engineering career. Then, these teachers will spend an additional 2 weeks at either the South Texas Project or Comanche Peak job shadowing and learning about career opportunities and how their education and training applies to the energy workforce. The program's mission is to excite, empower, and educate teachers about engineering so they can pass on the knowledge and skills learned in their own experiences to their students.

    Elliott and Ogletree will be partnered with a researching professor and will have daily discussion time with educational specialists to help in the transfer of engineering research into math/science curriculum. Field trips and discussions will help with career awareness in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

    In addition to the NPI sponsoring Elliott and Ogletree in the E3 program this year, NPI is also the sponsor of both POWER SET (Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready for Science, Engineering and Technology) and WIT (Workforce Industry Training) at ECHS and GRHS.

    "We cannot express how thankful we are to NPI for sponsoring WIT and POWERSET at Glen Rose and El Campo High Schools. By sponsoring our participation in E3, NPI is helping us continue to be a lifelong learners and empowering students with the knowledge we will gain," remarked Mr. Ogletree and Ms. Elliott.



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