Education & Technology Transfer Activities: 2004


Minority Intro to Technology & Engineering (MITE), Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA)




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JP Fransaw
Coordinator -- Minority Engineering and Science Program
University of Missouri-Rolla
212 ERL
Rolla, MO 65401

p(573) 341- 7606
f(573) 341- 4890


Student Involvement

see objective


Project Objective

  1. MITE (Minority Intro to Technology & Engineering) 2006 Summer Camps -- June 2006 -- This year we are having two MITE Camps with 30 students each. Students are expected to pay a registration fee plus cover their transportation to Rolla. All other costs, estimated at $400 per person include fees, supplies, and room and board; activities for the program are paid by the Center of Pre-college Programs. Our goal is to recruit 60 students to participate in the programs. The one-week programs are designed to enable minority (African American, Hispanic American, and Native American) students who will be juniors and seniors during the 2005-06 school term to obtain a clear picture of engineering as a profession. Students become acquainted with various fields of engineering and science and with the demand faced in these fields by practicing engineers and scientists. Another goal is to acquaint students with the type of effort required for college study.
  2. Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) To provide enriching opportunities in mathematics, engineering, and science for underrepresented students in grades K-12 in Missouri through the use of exemplary materials and instructional approaches. Missouri MESA will accomplish its mission through a partnership of higher education, university, business, and government, as well as school districts, community organizations, families, and alumni. Activities such as peer tutoring and mentoring, field trips to colleges, industry, research laboratories, museums, and science centers, career and guidance counseling, leadership training, summer academic programs, internships and research opportunities, scholarships, and teacher professional development are offered.

Anticipated Benefits

A focus on career development in the areas of technology transfer and transportation engineering will be implemented throughout the activities sponsored by the Center for Pre-College Programs. To promote diversity and increase the number of minority graduates entering our nations engineering and science workforce. To support the national science and mathematics educational agenda by ensuring that all students are mathematically and scientifically literate so they can play a leadership role in an increasingly technical world. It is UMR's goal to increase the number of minority students. These programs are the beginning of the pipeline that will assist the campus in yielding those numbers.


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Student recruitment


Project Start Date:August 2005
Project End Date:

July 2006


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Technology Transfer Activities

Interaction with other minority students


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