Research Experience for HS students
The Summer Experience in the Eberly College of Science (SEECoS) is a program that is a collaborative effort between ECOS and the Penn State Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) Program. The mission of the SEECoS Progam is to provide first generation, economically challenged students from the state of Pennsylvania with the opportunity to participate in a summer science research project.
Program Summary: The SEECoS Program has hosted 163 UBMS students in summer research experiences from Summer 2007-2012. Participating faculty help plan and supervise a five-week long research project for groups of 3 or 4 students that can be completed in twice-weekly, 3-hour laboratory sessions. Graduate and undergraduate students are usually the direct supervisors of the research project and help the SEECoS students prepare a PowerPoint presentation about their results. The project mentors are prepared for the experience by attending a science pedagogy course that focuses on the communication of science and learning, a project development workshop, and best practices for motivating group work and anticipating road blocks in motivation and participation. The pedagogy course is taught in the spring semester in 3 sessions on Saturday mornings so it does not disrupt regular course schedules.
Penn State Upward Bound Math and Science Program Statistics: 100% of program participants graduate from high school 100% of program participants are accepted into postsecondary education 92% of program participants enroll in postsecondary education 82% of program participants graduate from postsecondary education 76% of postsecondary education graduates receive math/science-related degrees
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