Outreach Activities Supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Education
For more information about STEM Outreach at the SimCenter, please visit www2.utc.edu.
Engineering Design Tours
Tours are appropriate for any grade level and are specifically design to address Common Core mathematics modeling standards and A Framework for K-12 Science Education essential questions and practices for engineering design.
WHO: School groups, student clubs, summer camp groups, students participating in after-school activities, or any interested community members. Large groups can be accommodated, though more advanced hands-on activities are available for groups with fewer than thirty participants.
WHEN: Tour schedules change each semester. Trip coordinators are asked to schedule tours at least a month in advance, though last minute requests can often be accommodated. Tours last between two and three hours depending on the selected program. Most groups choose to conclude their visit to the UTC campus with lunch in the University Center (average cost is approximately $10/student).
Outreach staff members are also eager to help teachers integrate engineering practices into their work in the classroom. Educators interested in collaborative lesson planning or unit design are strongly encouraged to contact Lindsey Frost.
Teacher Professional Development