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Program Overwiew

UNITE is a program of the Army’s Youth Science Cooperative Outreach Agreement (YSCOA), a subset of the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP). UNITE is coordinated by the Technology Student Association (TSA). It is a funded program for talented high school students from groups historically underrepresented and underserved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

GoalsThe UNITE program is primarily aimed at undeserved or underrepresented high school students in STEM areas. The goals of the UNITE 2014 summer program is to

  1. Immerse high school grade students to create interest in STEM disciplines and to prepare them to pursue engineering career.
  2. Engage students in a 4-week program that enriches their STEM background by integrating theory and hands-on activities with engineering applications.


Program Site and Duration
All activities will be held at Room #202 of J Y Woodard Building, Department of Technology on the campus of Jackson State University beginning June 2 – 27, 2014.

Accommodations
Students will commute daily to and from JSU.


Qualifications:

  1. High school students of rising 10th grade (moving from 9th to 10th grades) with high GPA, ACT/SAT test score or by a recommendation letter from a teacher.
  2. Plan to pursue a major in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
  3. Minorities, undeserved or underrepresented high school students in STEM areas.


Main Activities: Students will participate in a four-week academic program under the supervision of CSET faculty and staff. Activities will include the following:

  1. Opening and closing program.
  2. Class instruction and lab activities on a variety of topics in Physical Science with specific relevance to engineering applications using Microcontrollers, Robotics Educational Board (Lego NXT). Additional topics consist of Math in relation to ACT preparation; and Computational Thinking.
  3. Pre- and Post-tests; Assignments; Lab Reports.


Financial Benefit: Students who complete the 4-week program will receive a $400.00 stipend. Breakfast and lunch will NOT be provided and the students have to bring their own.