K-12

GOAL

"Our K-12 Mentorship project strives to partner with high schools with engineering programs, and matches Purdue EPICS students with high school engineers. Our goal is to walk alongside high school students, point them back to the design process, and serve as a guide to them as they navigate their Engineering projects. Our ultimate goal is for this to be a replicable mentorship framework that can be implemented in High Schools with engineering curriculum across the nation."

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BRIEF BACKGROUND:

Dunbar is a highschool located in DC​ and their mission is to ensure that every student reaches their full potential through rigorous and joyful learning experiences provided in a nurturing environment. In fact, Paul Laurence Dunbar is the first high school to serve African-Americans in the United States. Dunbar High School defied the odds and in the process changed America.

         CONTEXT OF USE:

  • Utilized in classrooms across the nation as a system for collegiate level mentorship​

  • Can be leveraged as an in person, or virtual system ​

  • Serves as an introduction for future EPICS involvement (Advertising to younger high school students)​