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).
Goals: The 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
- Immerse high school grade students to create interest in STEM disciplines and to prepare them to pursue engineering career.
- 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.
Students will commute daily to and from JSU.
- 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.
- Plan to pursue a major in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
- 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:
- Opening and closing program.
- 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.
- 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.