Center for Power Optimization of Electro-thermal Systems
Overall, the goal of our pre-college program will be to improve attitudes towards STEM through formal and informal engagement with cycles of scientific inquiry and engineering design processes.
We plan to have long-term engagement with students through multiple programs and allow for intergeneration learning by engaging POETS undergraduates, graduates and faculty with our pre-college activities.
The focus of the pre-college educational activities is to:
- Design (using engineering clubs and the RET teachers),
- Implement (at partner pre-college institutions), and
- Disseminate (using publications, conferences, and other media)
We have a variety of programs to achieve our pre-college education goals:
Summer Young Scholars Program. High School summer research program at Illinois and Arkansas University
Engineering Clubs & Competition. Engineering design and research project opportunities for high school students during the school year.
RET. Middle school teachers are placed at a POETS university to learn about POETS research and development curriculum around next generation science standards.