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Engineering Summer Program for Teachers - 2018

The 2018 Engineering Summer Program for Teachers (ESP4T) is a weeklong professional development workshop in Laramie, Wyo., focusing on the use of Arduino and Raspberry Pi as teaching tools to engage K-12 students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Participants in both sessions will have the opportunity to learn about the breadth of academic and career opportunities available to their students in engineering and applied science. Educators will come away with the necessary skills for cross-curricular course integration. Participants will receive a UW stipend, UW credit and/or PTSB credit. This is a competitive application process. Applications will be accepted starting on Dec. 15, 2017 through Feb. 15, 2018.

ESP4T, 2018 Workshop Dates:

Week I: July 9th - 13th, 2018

Week II: July 16th - 20th, 2018

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Participant Eligibility:

  • Educators who have participated in ESP4T for the past two years will not be eligible to apply for ESP4T 2018.

Workshop Participant Expectations:

  • Complete Web tutorials on C and Python before 2018 summer Workshop (20 hrs)

  • Attend 1 week Summer workshop (40 hrs)

  • Implement a lesson plan developed during the summer session, submit a final report, and present to your school peers and administration about the ESP4T lesson implementation

Workshop Participants will receive the following items:

  • UW credit and/or PTSB credit on successful completion of 80 hr expectations.

  • Stipend1: $1,000 will be awarded to those participants who complete the web tutorials and the summer, 2018 workshop.

  • Stpend2: $500 will be awarded to those participants who implement a lesson plan developed during the summer session, submit a final report, and present to your school peers and administration about the ESP4T lesson implementation.

  • Materials: Participating Teachers new to the  ESP4T workshops will receive Arduino and Raspberry Pi loaner kits to use in their classroom.

  • Lodging: Participants can choose to use free lodging (UW dorms), or commute.

  • Food: All participants will be provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the workshop days.

  • Travel: Participants will be eligible to apply for a travel scholarship.

Schedule for 2018 workshops are available here!

Workshop Team:

We’re a group of professors, graduate students and undergrad students in UW’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department, the UW Science and Mathematics Teaching Center, and UW’s College of Education. In addition to instructing teachers in new STEM resources that they can use to introduce technology and engineering subjects into the K-12 learning system, our goal is to provide an on-going resource for teachers who use these technologies in their classroom.

Faculty:

  • Suresh Muknahallipatna, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Robert F. Kubichek, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Andrea C. Burrows, Associate Professor, Secondary Education

  • Jeffrey R. Anderson, Assistant Academic Professional Lecturer

  • Sylvia D. Parker, Senior Lecturer

Workshop Coordinator:

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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