Appendix P

10/18/16

SENATE COMMITTEE ON OUTREACH

Science-U and the Eberly College of Science Outreach Office

(Informational)

Michael J. Zeman, Director of Science Outreach in the Eberly College of Science will deliver a presentation on “Science U” as a model for delivering academic science content to K-12, engaging current PSU faculty and undergraduates in delivery, inspiring the next generation of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professionals, and serving as a recruitment tool for future undergraduate students. Appendix 1 provides the slides for the presentation.

SENATE COMMITTEE ON OUTREACH

  • Richard Brown
  • Dennis Calvin
  • Jill Eckert
  • Brad Garrett
  • Terry Harrison
  • Alex Hristov
  • Beth King, Vice Chair
  • Lisa Mangel
  • John Potochny
  • Rama Radhakrishna
  • Elizabeth Seymour, Chair
  • Cristina Truica
  • Craig Weidemann

    Slide 1: Eberly College of ScienceScience Outreach Office

    Program Overview and Future Outlook

October 18, 2016 Agenda, Appendix P, Slide 1


Slide 2: Agenda

  • Outreach Office Mission and Goals
  • Our Impact: 2014 – Today
  • Overview of Programs, Events, and Activities
  • Way Forward

October 18, 2016 Agenda, Appendix P, Slide 2


Slide 3: Map of Centre County

Map of Centre County with arrows pointing to zip code locations indicating places from which K-12 students are attending UP science outreach events. These students complete the attitudinal surveys and thus are impacted by the science outreach events.

October 18, 2016 Agenda, Appendix P, Slide 3


Slide 4: Map of Pennsylvania

Map of Pennsylvania with arrows pointing to zip code locations indicating places from which K-12 students are attending UP science outreach events. These students complete the attitudinal surveys and thus are impacted by the science outreach events.

October 18, 2016 Agenda, Appendix P, Slide 4


Slide 5: Map of the United States

Map of the United States with arrows pointing to zip code locations indicating places from which K-12 students are attending UP science outreach events. These students complete the attitudinal surveys and thus are impacted by the science outreach events.

October 18, 2016 Agenda, Appendix P, Slide 5


Slide 6: Map of the World

Map of the world with arrows pointing to zip code locations indicating places from which K-12 students are attending UP science outreach events. These students complete the attitudinal surveys and thus are impacted by the science outreach events.

October 18, 2016 Agenda, Appendix P, Slide 6


Slide 7: Map of Outer Space

Map of Outer space indicated a signal sent to the star Vega. This slide was a humorous attempt to show the galactic reach of the Science Outreach programs. In 2014, campers and staff sent a signal to the Vegans from the Astronomy camp.

October 18, 2016 Agenda, Appendix P, Slide 7


Slide 8: College of Science Outreach Mission and Goals

  1. Support and empower faculty in the efficient planning and implementation of compelling Broader Impacts activities
  2. Engage PSU students in experiential learning opportunities that enhance their personal and professional development
  3. Develop and sustain community partnerships and programs that increase public science appreciation and comprehension

October 18, 2016 Agenda, Appendix P, Slide 8


Slide 9: Our Impact: 2014-Today

  • Faculty BI: 26 value for first faculty BI stat is based on letters of collaboration written since 2014. Based on Mike’s records, 8 were funded and operate directly using our programs and events
  • Faculty BI: Quote came from interview with an ECOS Faculty member (Tom Mallouk) about the Broader Impacts Resource Center
  • Community: See “Exploration-U Survey Calc” tab of “Dean’s Presentation Data_20160413_v2” Excel file to see how the 96% data point was calculated

October 18, 2016 Agenda, Appendix P, Slide 9


Slide 10: Our Main Programs and Events

  • Main Programs and Events based on introductory, exploratory and immersive levels.
  • Introductory includes Exploration-U (Community Science Event) and Haunted-U (Halloween Science event)
  • Exploratory includes STEM Career Day for Women and Think Outside the Beaker (afterschool science program)
  • Immersive includes (Science-U and the Summer Experience in the Eberly College of Science( a six week research placement)

October 18, 2016 Agenda, Appendix P, Slide 10


Slide 11: Introductory Event Highlight: Exploration-U Bald Eagle

  • Highlights from Introductory events
  • Exploration-U events are family science nights where groups from PSU and the community set up interactive tables to engage attendees in STEM. The Bald Eagle date was Feb 25, 2016.
  • 423 total attendees, 27 exhibitor groups, 100% of surveyed student and community volunteers felt that participating in the event influenced their understanding of the positive difference they can make through science outreach

October 18, 2016 Agenda, Appendix P, Slide 11


Slide 12: Exploratory Event Highlight: Expanding Your Horizons

  • Highlights from Exploratory events
  • EYH is a STEM Career day that connects middle and high school girls to STEM possibilities through mentorship and interactive workshops. EYH 2016 took place on Jan 30, 2016
  • 133 girls in grades 6-11, 17 groups in the EXPO, 18 interactive sessions, 95% of surveyed attendees said they would recommend EYH to a friend

October 18, 2016 Agenda, Appendix P, Slide 12


Slide 13: Immersive Even Highlight: Science-U Summer Camps

  • Highlights from Immersive events
  • Science-U summer camps are 1-week camps designed to develop critical thinking skills and interest in STEM in all campers. The information below applies to Summers 2014 and 2015.

October 18, 2016 Agenda, Appendix P, Slide 13


Slide 14: Faculty – Broader impacts

  • Involvement with faculty has lead to a wide variety of participation options, such as keynote speakers, panelists, instructors, and mentors.
  • Partnerships with faculty have led to funding, which has enable the percent of URM students at HS level programs to reach 35.6%

October 18, 2016 Agenda, Appendix P, Slide 14


Slide 15: Penn State Students

  • Current student involvement has increased over the last 5 years from 150 volunteers annually to almost 400 volunteers
  • There is staff training and evaluation, scaled scholarship opportunities, such as Chem 297A and Biol 297X, and a self-assessment portal: Science-YOU

October 18, 2016 Agenda, Appendix P, Slide 15


Slide 16: Community Impact

  • Participation of Youth in Science Outreach Programs has increased since 2010, from ~877 to almost 1500 students.
  • WPSU videos has helped produce broader impact
  • Future efforts are to target marginalized youth

October 18, 2016 Agenda, Appendix P, Slide 16


Slide 17: Going forward

  • Develop Broader Impacts Resource Center for faculty
  • Evolve quality and value of Penn State student staff/volunteer experience during Outreach programs and events
  • Increase reach of programs to marginalized groups

October 18, 2016 Agenda, Appendix P, Slide 17


Slide 18: Appendix (All Text Slide-one word)


Slide 19: All Programs and Events

Program or EventFaculty BIStudentsCommunity
Introductory Exploration-UYesYesYes
Introductory Haunted-UNoYesYes
Introductory THON WishNoYesYes
Introductory School VisitsNoYesYes
Introductory Tabling Events (Summer Youth Fair, PA Military Family Child Day,
USA Science and Engineering Festival, Central PA Festival of Arts Children’s Day)
NoYesYes
Exploratory EYHYesYesYes
Exploratory Think Outside the BeakerYesYesYes
Exploratory Teacher Workshops (collaboration events)YesNoYes
Exploratory PSU Campus VisitsNoYesYes
Exploratory Insoluble Science ChallengeYesYesYes
Exploratory Polar Day (collaboration event)YesYesYes
Immersive Science-UYesYesYes
Immersive SEECoSYesYesYes

Slide 20: ECOS Faculty Involvement (Jan. 2014 – Mar. 2016)

October 18, 2016 Agenda, Appendix P, Slide 20Astronomy and Astrophysics:

  • Charlton, Jane
  • Eracleous, Mike
  • Luhman, Kevin
  • Palma, Christopher
  • Wright, Jason

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology:

  • Defelice, Meredith
  • Datta, Anjuli
  • Hanna-Rose, Wendy
  • Howell, James
  • Kao, Teh-hui
  • Lai, Zhi-Chun
  • Miyashiro, Tim
  • Rolls, Melissa
  • Sillman, Carl

Biology:

  • Anderson, Charlie
  • Assman, Sally
  • Axtel, Mike
  • Baums, Iliana
  • Braithwaite, Victoria
  • Cattadori, Isabella
  • Gong, Chen
  • Hines, Heather
  • Hughes, David
  • Jegla, Timothy
  • LaJeunesse, Todd
  • Langkilde, Tracy
  • Liu, Aimin
  • Malcos, Jenelle
  • Mao, Yingwei
  • Medina, Monica
  • Richter, Kristin
  • Salathe, Marcel
  • Schaeffer, Steve
  • Shea, Katriona
  • Strauss, James
  • Thomas, Graham
  • Vandigrift, Kurt
  • Waters, John

Chemistry:

  • Asbury, John
  • Badding, John
  • Bevilacqua, Phil
  • Boehr, David
  • Bortiatynski, Jaqueline
  • Freedman, Miriam
  • Jensen, Lasse
  • Keiser, Joe
  • Lear, Ben
  • Mallouk, Tom
  • Milosavljevic, Bratoljub
  • Phillips, Scott
  • Radosevich, Alexander
  • Rummel, Sheryl
  • Van der Sluys, Lori
  • Williams, Mary Beth

Forensics:

  • Holland, Mitchell
  • McElhoe, Jen
  • Roy, Reena
  • Smith, Jenifer

Math:

  • Baxter, Andrew
  • Burago, Dmitri
  • Conway, Jessica
  • Eisentraeger, Kristen
  • Henderson, Diane
  • Levi, Mark
  • Nguyen, Toan
  • Schwede, Karl
  • Sellers, James
  • Shen, Wen
  • Tabachnikov, Sergei
  • Zach, David

Physics:

  • Albert, Reka
  • Crespi, Vincent
  • De Young, Tyce
  • Gemelke, Nate
  • Kim, Hojong
  • Leblond, Louis
  • Liu, Chaoxing
  • Liu, Ying
  • Mak, Kin Fai
  • Shandera, Sarah
  • Terrones, Maurici
  • Van Hook, Stephen

Statistics:

  • Babu, Jogesh
  • Chow, Mosuk
  • Lock Morgan, Kari

Slide 21  Faculty Involvement by College (Jan 2014 – Mar 2016)

October 18, 2016 Agenda, Appendix P, Slide 21

CollegeFaculty
TOTAL112
ECOS (Eberly College of Science)85
AGSCI (College of Agricultural Sciences)1
CEMS (College of Earth and Mineral Sciences)5
ED (College of Education)2
ENGR (College of Engineering)15
HHD (College of Health and Human Development)1
LA (College of the Liberal Arts)2
IST (College of Information Sciences and Technology)1
NURSING (College of Nursing)0
COMM (College of Communications)0


Slide 22: Student Organization Involvement (Jan 2014 – March 2016)

October 18, 2016 Agenda, Appendix P, Slide 22

  • 3-D Printing Club
  • American Helicopter Society, Penn State Chapter
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) – Penn State Chapter
  • Academic and Experimental Organization for Neuroscience Students (AXONS)
  • Biology Graduate Student Association
  • Biomedical Engineer Society (BMES)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) – Penn State Chapter
  • Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics and Astronomy Club
  • ECOS Student Council
  • Ecology Graduate Student Organization
  • Engineering A Sustainable World – Penn State Chapter
  • Engineering Ambassadors
  • Engineering Graduate Student Council
  • Engineers Without Borders – Penn State Chapter
  • Forensic Science Club
  • Graduate Women in Science
  • LionTech Rocket labs
  • Material Advantage – Penn State Chapter
  • Materials Science Student Society
  • Nittany Chemical Society
  • Penn State Acoustic Society of America (ASA) Student Chapter
  • Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team
  • Penn State Chemistry Graduate Student Council
  • Penn State Entomology Graduate Student Association
  • Penn State Food Science Club
  • Penn State Lunar Lion Team
  • Penn State Postdoctoral Society
  • Penn State SPIE OSA Student Chapter
  • Penn State Teach Ag! Avengers
  • Physics and Astronomy for Women (PAW)
  • Pre-Vet Club
  • Science LionPride
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers – Penn State Chapter
  • Society of Women Engineers – Penn State Chapter
  • Student National Medical Association – Penn State Chapter
  • Student Pennsylvania State Education Association- STEMpsu
  • Women in IST (WIST)
  • Women in Nuclear (WIN)