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K-14 STEM Education

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The College of Engineering and Applied Science looks forward to the opportunity to engage students and teachers in hands-on learning to build knowledge and understanding in the field of engineering. Strength in K-14 education can enhance the quality and quantity of students who pursue STEM programs at UW and ultimately pursue high-impact careers in the State. K-14 STEM Education is a critical component of the Tier-1 Engineering Initiative. Learn more about K-14 Education.

Interested in learning more about our K-14 programs?

Teddi Hofmann - Outreach Coordinator

Please contact Teddi Freedman,
the University of Wyoming, College of Engineering and Applied Science,
K-14 Project Coordinator at: or 307-766-4236.




Meet our Explore Engineering Outreach Team!

Our college provides opportunities for our students to get involved. Along with a challenging course load, these students volunteer their time to help us reach the state's youth for educational programs. Learn more about our team below.


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Sara Bashir


I am a junior who studies civil engineering student from Egypt. I guess you can call me the scholarship hunter. In middle school, I got a full scholarship to study English for two years in the American University in Cairo though a program called “ACCESS,” sponsored by the U.S. Embassy. A year after, I got another full scholarship to be an exchange student in Kansas City, Mo. I stayed a year with an amazing American host family and got to graduate from Oak Park High School. Last year was my true turning point, as I earned a full scholarship from USAID to study at UW. My wildest dream has always been to study at an American university due to the quality education America has and here I am living my dream. I have been very involved at UW since Day One. I am part of American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI), SLCE (Service, Leadership + Community Engagement), SPURS (the sophomore service honorary), as well as being involved in the International Student Association, and very looking forward to being part of Engineers without Borders and Society of Women Engineers. I’m also looking forward to joining the Honors Program soon. Because of how great the quality of education is at UW, I earned my first internship last summer while I was still a freshman at one of the very well-known engineering companies in Egypt (EGEC), and I just cannot wait to see what is coming next. My passion and motivation is to see how I can help my beloved country Egypt become one of the best nations.



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Holly Beiko


I am from Calgary, Alberta, and I am a senior majoring in petroleum engineering. Prior to attending UW, I completed two years of study at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary, receiving an associate degree in petroleum engineering technology. I am passionate about engineering and chose this as a field of study from my interest in detailed problem-solving obstacles I have faced. Innovation and finding new circuits to enhance industry practices in place is my main focus. I continually look for ways to bring the community into the learning and activities that occur in the University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science and look for opportunities to inspire students to continue learning. My goal is to promote the evolution of young people’s interest in science, engineering and technology, and I enjoy giving back through teaching and volunteering.



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Annaliese Fitzsimmons


I am a junior double-majoring in civil engineering and environment and natural resources with a minor in the Honors Program. I grew up in a small town in northern Wyoming called Greybull. I came to UW to study engineering because I was interested in working in a STEM field that would get me out in the field and working collaboratively with people in other fields. I care a great deal about outreach because I understand how important outreach like this can be. I became interested in engineering and UW through an engineering outreach event hosted at UW by the College of Engineering, so programs such as this one allow me to introduce engineering to someone else like it was introduced to me.



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Moriah Miller


I am a junior studying computer science and business. I am studying computer science because not only is there such a huge demand for computer scientists but because it is an area of study that can be applied in almost any field. I care a lot about K-12 outreach primarily because I didn’t truly understand the meaning of engineering until I was in eight grade and took my first actual engineering course. Had I been exposed to engineering at a younger age I could have learned so much more and been very confident in my career path. I think it is really important for youth, especially young women, to learn that engineering has endless opportunities and opens countless doors, and that it can be fun! I look forward to travelling to new schools and showing K-12 children that engineering is for everyone and versatile through super fun activities!



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Aisha Mohammed

I am a sophomore majoring in computer engineering and minoring in computer science and in the Honors Program. I am from Kwara State, Nigeria. I chose to study engineering because I had interest in math, science and computing courses as far back as in junior high school. I am also passionate about contributing to the development of the information technology industry. I care about working with K-12 students because I want to help them realize and develop interest in engineering at an early stage. Having a basic understanding of engineering and what it entails would help the students as they prepare for college and select a field of study. Furthermore, this program is especially important to me because in Nigeria, I was not exposed to such an opportunity, it was my sole responsibility to discover what field was of interest to me; the burden of deciding what I wanted to study was left for I alone to carry. I am really delighted to have the opportunity to work with K-12 students and give them a better chance than I had, to make them better prepared for college.



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Chris Rumple

I am a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering at the Wind Energy Research Center. My current research is studying the effects of turbulent inflow on wake development in a wind farm setting, as implications of this study may lead to more efficient wind farm power output and increased longevity of wind turbines. I recently returned from a yearlong U.S. Fulbright Student research project in Indonesia. I hold degrees (B.S. & M.S.) from Pennsylvania State University in aerospace engineering. The reason I pursued engineering is my fascination with how nature works, specifically with the mechanisms that govern flight! I believes it is not only important to add to the body of science, but even more important to communicate the exciting findings to the next generation because progress lies in facilitating perpetual curiosity in the minds of the future. In my free time, I plays and coach rugby in Laramie. I have also both coached and played rugby internationally. My hometown is Harrisburg, Penn.



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Mike Tran

My name is Minh “Mike” Tran, and I’m a junior from Hanoi, Vietnam. Currently, I’m majoring in electrical engineering with a bio-engineering concentration. When I was younger, I participated in a summer program where I received guidance from older college students to carry out engineering and science research on my own. The experience encouraged me greatly, and made me want to be an engineer. I want to provide the same enthusiasm to a new generation of would-be engineers from high schools all across Wyoming.

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