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Computer Science Education Week

Twelve schools, colleges and community organizations offer workshops, technology showcases, field trips and contests to help raise awareness of the importance of computer science education during CS Ed Week each December. With support from NSF, CAITE and BPC Alliance, students are exposed to an array of activities that encourage computer science education for students K-12 from the Amherst, Holyoke, Greenfield and West Springfield areas.

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Digital Media and the Built Environment

In this service learning class, undergraduates partner with a teacher at The High School of Science & Technology in Springfield, helping facilitate a high school class introducing students to larger concepts of media and communication studies. Undergraduates and high school students work in teams, developing lectures and designing classes, which the teams then co-present to the high school students’ classmates.

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Diversity in Management Education Services

DiMES (Diversity in Management Education Services) was established in 1988 and aims to promote diversity within the Isenberg School community. The diversity program allows students to gain an edge by presenting a true image of today’s business profession and it works in collaboration with a variety of programs in Springfield as well as nationwide. Various resources are available to all students through DiMES. The Isenberg School works with the undergraduate office to offer academic advising and tutoring services to Isenberg School students.

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Engage in STEM

Engage in STEM or E-STEM is an afterschool mentoring program that pairs college students majoring in STEM subjects with middle and high school students engaged in independent research projects. The Massachusetts Academy of Sciences runs E-STEM and provides the recruitment and training of the college mentors, provides transportation to the target schools and pairs mentors with their mentees.

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Eureka!

Eureka! is a month-long summer day camp, in partnership with Girls, Inc. of Holyoke, to encourage 8th grade girls to pursue post-secondary education and career paths in mathematical, scientific and technical fields. Eureka! is particularly notable because girls join the program for 5 years, from 8th through 12th grade. This program is committed to finding a solution to the leak in the leakage in the STEM pipeline.

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Extension 4-H Youth Development Program

The Extension 4-H Youth Development Program works with a network of several thousand adult volunteers to provide active learning opportunities to tens of thousands of Massachusetts youth ages 5-18. These opportunities are provided through 4-H clubs and other forms in varied topics including Animal Science, Communications, Community Service, Science/Engineering /Technology (SET) and Leadership. It is a program of UMass Extension and the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment.

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Girl Scout Exploration Day

Girl Scout Day brings 25 to 35 middle school students to campus to meet UMass Engineering undergraduates, participate in hands-on activities, and learn more about engineering. In 2013, for example, Girl Scouts will learn about renewable energy and engineering by designing, building, redesigning, and testing solar cars. The overall objectives of Girl Scouts Day are: to broaden young girls' views about engineering; to show engineering is fun; to introduce role models pursuing careers in engineering; and to introduce engineering as a potential career.

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Health and Nutrition Diversity Scholars

Health and Nutrition Diversity Scholars (HANDS) is a program designed to increase the diversity of students in the nutrition field. HANDS Scholars are able to participate in a 1-credit seminar each semester and are given access to tutoring, mentorship and career counseling. Scholars will also be able to participate in nutrition conferences, workshops, research & education opportunities, self-assessment programs and other programs for professional development.

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Healthy Environment/Healthy Springfield; an EPA CARE Project (Community Action for a Renewed Environment)

In this project, community stakeholders assess and prioritize environmental risks in the city of Springfield through community forums, informational sessions, and quantitative analyses of environmental risks by a core group of professionals and scientists. The project also provides mentors to high school students to increase their involvement in environmental risk assessment. The long-term goal is to establish a working coalition of organizations, residents, businesses, and government agencies to address environmental health issues and improve quality of life.

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Heritage Assessment and Community Development, Eleuthera, Bahamas

The Center for Heritage & Society has initiated a partnership with a community development organization on the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas (oneeleuthera.org). We have conducted a pilot research project (Historic Building Survey) in Governor's Harbor, and we have developed a community engagement web portal for use by our partners. Finally, we are now in the development phase of an archaeological survey and excavation project in Millars on the site of a former plantation in collaboration with the descendent community.

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