Attention Colorado counselors and counselors-in training! Join us for a professional development course to learn the answers to the frequently-asked question,“what is engineering?”, as well as learn about the creative engineering innovations that impact our lives. Through presentations by engineering faculty and students from various engineering departments, you will learn about the demographics of who does—and does not—typically access the engineering pipeline, and gain knowledge on more effective engineering messaging to help broaden participation for diverse students. Through a hands-on engineering design activity, counselors simulate the learning experienced by engineering students as they cement the types of skills useful for an engineering career. The course, while not only showcasing the state-of-the-art facilities at CU-Boulder, provides counselors with a common language to appropriately inform students of engineering as a possible career choice.
Dates: Friday, May 31, 2013
Time: 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Location: The Discovery Learning Center, College of Engineering and Applied Science, CU-Boulder
Stipend: Counselors will receive a small stipend to offset travel costs
Additional Travel: For counselors traveling long distances over 180 miles, we have a few travel grants to cover one night in a local hotel.
This workshop earns you one half hour of Continuing Education credit.