Date of Last Revision

2019-05-06 12:54:46

Major

Chemical Engineering - Cooperative Education

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2019

Abstract

Currently, there is a desire to increase engineering understanding held by elementary students. As such, there needs to be a way to stimulate not only engineering, but other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics in a young student’s lifestyle. One way to emphasize the importance of STEM while also showing how fun it can be is through different hands on activities led by individuals partaking in undergraduate studies or the industry. While having the students participate in the activities, it is important to understand what the students are learning and how the activity overall is viewed. With the help of the Akronauts Rocket Design Team, outreach programs were set up at various schools in the Akron Public School District to determine if the activities were having an effect on the students.

Research Sponsor

Ed Evans

First Reader

Karen Plaster

Second Reader

Wondimu Ahmed

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