Incorporating High School Outreach into Chemical Engineering Courses
Summer School Poster Session Paper
Over the past three years, we have incorporated high school outreach projects into two ChE courses: Heat and Mass Transfer and Introduction to Biomedical Engineering. The semester-long group projects culminate with a presentation to a high school science or math class. Key aspects of the projects include interactive presentations, "leave behind" technical information, career information, and group self-assessment. Feedback from high school teachers and students as well as UMBC participants has been overwhelmingly positive.