Spark! PK-12 Engineering Education Outreach 

Spark! PK-12 Engineering Education Outreach 

How can we help you? 

Sparking Interest  

[PK-12 Students] 

  • Use your research to connect with younger students at local STEM events, afterschool clubs, scouting, etc. 
  • Interact with students during campus visits with an interactive activity 
  • Help us judge the Texas Science and Engineering Fair. March 23, 2024 
  • Engage with students with an interactive booth at A Night at the Zach. March 22, 2024 
Fanning the Flame  

[Teachers, Counselors, Administrators, Families] 

  • E3, a Research Experience for Teachers, summer 
  • Present your research to K-12 teachers virtually at STEM 4 Innovation Conference.  
  • MakerU, share your research as PD 

Spark! PK-12 Engineering Education Outreach | 

Spark! PK-12 Engineering Education Outreach at Texas A&M University is a dynamic group dedicated to promoting engineering education among PK-12 students. Our mission is to ignite a passion for STEM subjects through engaging and hands-on experiences. To engage with PK-12 students, we offer the program ‘Sparking Interest,’ providing exciting opportunities through activities such as Campus Visits, Aggie Backyard, the Texas Science and Engineering Fair and Aggies Invent Jr. These initiatives aim to captivate young minds, fostering curiosity and interest in the field of engineering. In addition to our student-focused programs, we understand the crucial role teachers play in shaping the educational landscape. Through our ‘Fanning the Flame’ program, we collaborate with PK-12 teachers, offering Enrichment Experiences in Engineering (E3), MakerU Professional Development and participation in the STEM 4 Innovation Virtual Conference. These initiatives are designed to empower educators with valuable resources and insights, enhancing their ability to inspire the next generation of innovators. Furthermore, as part of our commitment to supporting Texas A&M University faculty with their broader impacts, we actively involve them in these programs, creating a collaborative ecosystem that benefits both faculty and the broader community.

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