Additional Participants

Senior Personnel

Stephen Godsoe

Constance Holden

Adam Crowley

Kevin Boyle

Joseph Arsenault, Jr.

Suzanne Hart

Brian Doore

Graduate Student

Eric Berkenpas

Crystal Kenney

Danielle Donovan

Lester French

Eeva Hedefine

Raymond Kennard

John Krassikoff

Kenna Lampron

Michael Lewark

Andrea Martin

Erik McCarthy

Brad Neumann

Stephanie Pitcher

Anthony Puckett

Becky Woodward

Allison Reed

Smera Ozdemir

Aaron Clark

Dana Gallimore

Douglas Isenberg

Wade Pinkham

Jesse Parks

Chris York

Judith Walker

Edwin Nagy

Janice Duy

Ali Shareef

Organizational Partners

Bangor High School

John Bapst Memorial High School

Bucksport High School

Sumner Memorial High School

Lee Academy

Jonesport-Beals High School

Bangor, Maine City Council

Bangor Maine Fire Department

Bangor, Maine Police Department

NASA

Brewer High School

Caravel Middle School

Central High School

Central Middle School

William S. Cohen School

James F. Doughty School

Hampden Academy

Hermon Middle School

Maine Central Institute

Reeds Brook Middle School

Bucksport Middle School

Sebasticook Valley Middle School

Maine Discovery Museum

Bangor Historical Society/Museum

Brewer Middle School

Project Period

May 2002-June 2006

Level of Access

Open-Access Report

Grant Number

0139324

Submission Date

10-25-2006

Abstract

The University of Maine (UMaine) College of Engineering proposes to partner with Bangor High School (BHS) to develop a model university/K-12 partnership based on the disciplinary theme of sensors. The proposed model integrates education and research for the benefit of BHS students and teachers, and graduate and advanced undergraduate students, and faculty, within the College of Engineering at UMaine. GK-12 Sensors! will involve faculty and students from the chemical, biological, electrical, computer, mechanical, civil/environmental, and spatial information engineering programs at the University of Maine. Five advanced undergraduate and ten graduate students will serve as GK-12 Sensor Fellows. Faculty members recognized for their teaching and research expertise in sensor-related areas will represent each of the major Engineering programs at UMaine. High school teachers and students will benefit from the integration of cutting-edge, standards-based STEM content within a variety of classes and extramural activities such as students competitions. Undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty will gain an understanding of the challenges and opportunities of K-12 education, while improving their communication and teaching skills. Industry involvement is also a key component of the proposed program. A variety of technologies, including ATM, as well as traditional media and presentations will disseminate "best practices" from GK-12: Sensors! across Maine and the nation. This project is receiving partial support from the Engineering Directorate.

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