We are now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year!
The CSC program is accepting applications from CU Denver students to assist with STEM clubs for the 2015-2016 academic year. Each STEM club will be led by a team of graduate and undergraduate students in collaboration with host teachers at participating schools. 2015-2016 clubs include
- 2 general interest STEM clubs
- 2 competitive technology (TSA) teams
- 1 automotive team (HS students will design and build a hydrogen fuel cell car)
Please send any questions to Dr. Mike Ferrara, CSC Program Director, at Michael.Ferrara@ucdenver.edu.
The CU Denver Community STEM Clubs (CSC) Pilot program is an interdisciplinary STEM training and outreach initiative that will task pairs of CU Denver graduate students to create and lead middle and high school STEM Clubs in the greater Denver area for the 2014-2015 academic year. These interdisciplinary teams, comprised of graduate students and teachers within each school, will engage with students through a broad range of activities designed to build excitement for STEM.
The CSC pilot also serves as a partial continuation of the highly succesful GK-12 Transforming Experiences project (NSF Grant DGE-0742434) at CU Denver. The US National Science Foundation GK-12 program was founded in 1999 to improve STEM graduate students' communication skills, enhance K-12 STEM curricula, and strengthen partnerships between higher education and local school districts.
Project GoalsThe primary goals of the CSC program are as follows:
- Generate greater interest in STEM fields and inspire middle and high school students to consider STEM careers.
- Develop the communication skills of graduate student participants through their organization of STEM clubs.