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STEM Ed Announcement: Through My Window: Engaging Youth in Careers in Engineering!
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- Subject: STEM Ed Announcement: Through My Window: Engaging Youth in Careers in Engineering!
- From: "Mort Sternheim" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:47:51 -0400
This is a UMass Amherst program
Contact information is below.
Join us for our next TechTalks event - Through My Window: Engaging
Youth in Careers in Engineering!
On Wednesday, July 22, 2015, join Alyson Gill, Associate Provost for
Instructional Innovation, Dave Hart, Director of Center for Educational
Software Development (CESD), Matthew Mattingly, Asst. Director of Web
Development & Multimedia, and members of the development team, as they
present on the importance of exposing students to Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields at a young age. The talk
will focus on one of the many success stories currently taking place at
UMass Amherst and in the surrounding communities, Through My Window, an
adventure game for middle school students.
The event will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the
Integrative Learning Center, Room 140.
Register today: http://www.it.umass.edu/registration-through-my-window
UMass Amherst IT's Center for Educational Software Development (CESD)
is collaborating with Smith College and Springfield Technical Community
College (STCC) faculty and students to create an online adventure game,
with stories and activities intended to attract middle school students,
especially girls, to careers in Engineering. Currently, the
Drupal-based website features an eBook version of an original novel,
"Talk to Me," and the first of a series of interactive Learning
Adventures, "Rio's Brain," which explores the field of Artificial
Intelligence. Learning Adventures combine graphic novels,
interactivity, animation, video, games, and a shared journal, to engage
and challenge students.
Through My Window is primarily intended for use in after school
programs and other education settings. However, you can use it as an
individual as well. You can read the eBook without logging in, but you
will need to create an account to do the Rio's Brain Learning
Adventure. For more information, see: http://throughmywindow.org/
Through My Window is funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF)
Informal Science Education grant. It is in the early stages of adoption
and is being used by various programs, including the Bridgeport, CT
school system and the Girls Inc. Eureka! program here at UMass Amherst.
We hope to see you there!
Allison J. Koss
Lederle Graduate Research Center Lowrise A221
University of Massachusetts Amherst
740 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9306
413-577-0045 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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