Happy New Year!
The EAGR team would like to welcome you to another exciting semester of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math workshops for high school students led by local graduate researchers. This Spring students from the Science Leadership Academy will engage in three interactive experiments that are designed and facilitated by graduate students from The University of Pennsylvania.
EAGR Philadelphia was founded in the Fall of 2012, and our pilot interactive experiment was a success, in which students and researchers gathered at The Franklin Institute to carry out a social behavior experiment. This Spring we have three workshops planned, and are working to develop a multi-week crash course. In 2013 EAGR will grow towards our goal: to develop meaningful partnerships that facilitate interactions between high school students and S.T.E.M. graduate researchers in Philadelphia.
This matters to everyone – Students in Philadelphia’s primary and secondary school systems need our help to succeed in today’s competitive job market. Experience in STEM topics prepares high school students for college applications, introduces students to new horizons, and can spark a lifelong interest in science, engineering, and math. Graduate researchers benefit as well by gaining experience and exposure to the classroom and workshop environment, discussing their research interests with a young audience, and participating in community education outreach.
Since everyone involved benefits from the EAGR program, why not GET INVOLVED yourself?
Check back soon for more information on the Spring 2013 EAGR workshop schedule, including a list of topics that will be covered and graduate researcher profiles!