Education & Technology Transfer Activities: 2004

Intro To Engineering (MITE), Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement ( MESA)




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Matching Research Agency

Minority Engineering/Corporate accounts


Principal Investigator

Floyd Harris
Director -- Center For Pre-College Programs
University of Missouri-Rolla
211 ERL, Rolla, MO 65401

p(573) 341- 4228
f(573) 341- 4174


Student Involvement


Project Objective

MITE (Minority Intro To Engineering) 2005 Summer Camp -- June 2005 -- Students are expected to pay a $100 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 Minority Engineering Program. Our goal is to recruit 40 students to participate in the program. The one-week program is designed to enable minority (African American, Hispanic American, and Native American) students who will be juniors and seniors during the 2004-05 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

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.


Modal Orientation

Student Recruitment


Project Start Date:August 2004
Project End Date:July 2005

Relationship to other Research/Projects

Education and Technology transfer


Technology Transfer Activities

See above


Transportation Research Board Keywords

Transportation engineering