Engaging Massachusetts Middle and High School Students in Engineering and Computer Science: After School

College of Engineering undergraduates worked with middle school students at the Holyoke Boys and Girls Club and the North Side Community Center in Springfield in an after-school program where they created “e-textiles,” interactive wearable crafts that teach engineering design and programming. The Diversity Programs office received a grant from Google to support this project through its RISE - Roots in Science & Engineering program.
MA County:
Begin / End Date:
Sunday, January 1, 2012 to Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Assessment Mechanism:
Yes
Program Director:
Program Contact:
UNIT(s):
College of Engineering/Diversity Programs Office, College of Natural Sciences/Center for Agriculture/UMass Extension, College of Natural Sciences/Computer Science

Partner Map

Partner(s):
  • Victor Rojas
    Holyoke Boys & Girls Club
    70 Nick Cosmos Way
    Holyoke, MA 01040
    United States
  • Karen Barshefsky
    UMass Extension, Mass. 4H, after school program at the Gerena Elementary School
    200 Bernie Ave
    Springfield, MA 01107
    United States