FES offers many
ways to mentor students and young professionals in the engineering
FES members can
participate as volunteers in several career guidance programs that
encourage students to pursue careers in engineering. Career guidance
materials regarding various engineering fields are available from FES K-12 Resources.
adopted by FES in 1982, is a math coaching and competition program
designed specifically for seventh and eighth grade students. It
makes math fun for students while introducing them to math and
science related careers. The program begins in the classroom and
progresses through school, regional and state competitions, culminating
with the national competition in June.
By helping to
build math skills and promote strategic problem-solving, MATHCOUNTS
helps prepare a future workforce to meet the needs of a growing
technological society. It affects students at an age when they
are developing their qualitative skills and attitudes about math
and technology when they can still elect to take accelerated
math courses in high school to prepare them for college and careers
requiring expertise in math. CLICK
HERE for more information about Florida MATHCOUNTS.
(Creative Response from Elementary Age ThinkErs) is designed to
help instill in fourth and fifth grade students a greater awareness
of creative thinking and application of creativity in a non-competitive
and non-threatening problem-solving atmosphere. Project CREATE
presents an engineering-type problem to the children, and provides
a basic framework and sequence within which a solution can be developed.
The program is
underway in a number of FES chapters, and numerous volunteers are
required to administer the program. To request more information
on Project CREATE, e-mail us.