Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Morgan State - Strong supporter of STEM education

Morgan State University’s School of Engineering continues to grow in its support for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education by volunteering for the eCYBERMISSION Competition. A recent visit to the university by eCYBERMISSION Staff sparked the interest and support of dozens of engineering students, and a few faculty members as well.

Two professors showed interest in an extra credit incentive, where professors give their students extra credit for signing up and judging at least five Mission Folders, each team’s official write-up of their project. Last year, this program was implemented in some of the Chemistry and Life Sciences classes at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where 489 students participated to support STEM education. Morgan State will become the second university to implement this incentive.

Many of the students who registered to participate as Virtual Judges are affiliated with organizations within the university, like the National Society of Black Engineers and the Pre-freshman Accelerated Curriculum in Engineering Program. These students will be reaching out to these programs to try and get more people involved at the university. A student participating as a mentor in the program Cultivating Adolescents in Systems Engineering is getting students involved in eCYBERMISSION and will be their Team Advisor for this year’s competition.

The eCYBERMISSION Program would like to thank Morgan State for their continued support and dedication to improving STEM education in their community.

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