Engineering faculty and students are actively engaged in promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in K-12 education, and we offer a variety of programs to encourage kids to get excited about STEM education.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education are increasingly important for the development of K-12 students. Between 2010 and 2020, STEM jobs in the United States are expected to increase by 14 percent, but studies show that only 16 percent of American high school seniors are interested in STEM careers because they don't feel confident in their STEM abilities.
This is why the Gallogly College of Engineering is passionate about getting kids excited about STEM education. Our high school open house and summer camps allow older students to experience what it will be like to pursue a career in engineering at OU. We also have programs and activities for student groups from pre-K to grade 12, and we encourage schools to schedule gruop tours and field trips. When your students visit the college, they can tour our engineering practice facility, participate in hands-on engineering activities, and learn about math and science in a fun and engaging way.
Together, we can get kids excited about STEM.