Objective The Journeys in Engineering, Technology and Science event seeks to energize middle school students about careers in science and technology while relating the presentations to the middle school science curriculum. The event will also provide information regarding academic pathways and programs available to students in order to be prepared to join the workforce in science and engineering industries. Parental participation and follow-up communications such as newsletters and website resources will strengthen the impact of this experience for students.
Target Audience All middle school students from Montgomery County Public Schools will be invited to attend. We will market this event to them through science teachers, counselors, and various school district events. In addition, their parents, teachers, and school counselors will be encouraged to participate.
One of the key target groups is those students in middle school that may not be planning to attend college or even consider a scientific career. Approximately 40 percent of those that attended last year were from this population.
Agenda Technology companies and agencies will provide interactive sessions for students and parents on interesting careers in STEM and how students can stay engaged in scientific curriculum.
Opening Session – Student Panel and Presentation from “Einstein Live”
Results from the 2009 Technology Day Event The Universities at Shady Grove (USG), Montgomery College, and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) partnered to offer this interactive Technology Day on Saturday, November 7, 2009 for more than 285 MCPS middle-school students and their parents. More than twenty five companies and organizations made presentations. Participants rated the experience very highly in evaluations giving it a 4.0 on a 5.0 scale for valuable use of their time and the technical sessions received a 4.2 from students as an enjoyable learning experience.
A sample of last year’s key sponsors and presenters
Sponsorship Opportunities We invite you to become a sponsor of our upcoming Journeys in Engineering, Technology and Science. The following is a sample of some of the sponsor benefits. See attached form for specific information.