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  • Status 
    Completed!
    Leslie Spivey

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    December 2, 2016
    Target Completion Date 
    December 2, 2016
    Goal statement 
    To Introduce more women to the fields associated with STEM. Many of the previous attendees have reported being unaware of all the career and academic possibilities in the STEM fields. This event is designed to raise awareness for females students in our local service area.

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    Organization 
    Edison State Community College
    City 
    Piqua
    State 
    OH
    Activity Description 

    This one-day event provides local female students, grades 8-11 with the opportunity to explore many of the academic disciplines which comprise STEM through the use of hands-on workshop sessions. During the day students attend breakout sessions where they use technology to work on real world solutions. Students learn about the application of technology to the world of work through fun and interactive activities. Topics in the breakout sessions include: math, chemistry and physics experiments, robotics, networking, computer hardware, Macintosh software, Alice programming software, web page design and more!

    Goal tag(s) 
    Outreach
    Raising Awareness
    Organization Type 
    Associates degrees and certificate programs only
  • Status 
    In progress
    Leslie Spivey

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    January 1, 2017
    Target Completion Date 
    May 18, 2020
    Goal statement 
    Increase enrollment in the CS Department Programming degree programs by 20%, while increasing our female population enrolled in the CS Programming degree to 20%, by 2020. The overall college gender ratio is between 55-58% female, we are finding that the majority of the potential female student pool are choosing Nursing or Business. While the Business majors do enroll in our CS0 course, very few of them continue on to take another course.

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    Organization 
    Edison State Community College
    Department 
    Computer Information Tech
    City 
    Piqua
    State 
    OH
    Activity Description 

    I and the other members of my department will travel to our local high school and career technical academies to meet with students who are already in a program that expresses an interest in CS.

    While there we will also distribute materials to the high school advisors/teachers and educate them in the many programs that our college has to offer.

    I will also contact the Enrollment Services Department, regarding the Open Houses scheduled for the Summer and those that happen right before the Fall term begins.

    We will also then use one or a hybrid of one of the surveys-in-a-box, as a survey of enrolled students to find out how our students are coming to our classes and find out which activities are the most effective. We will also conduct an end-of-term survey in order to ascertain how many of the students in the classes intend to take another CS course.

    Goal tag(s) 
    Recruiting
    Outreach
    Raising Awareness
    Organization Type 
    Associates degrees and certificate programs only