K-12 Resources

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The College of Engineering and Applied Science offers expertise in supporting K-12 teachers in bringing STEM concepts, particularly engineering, into their classrooms in order to build interest and knowledge of STEM careers for K-16 students. Available resources foster the interest of young children and bridging high school students by making science and technology fun and relevant to their world, and to encourage students to continue their study of math and science to academically prepare them for college admission and career opportunities that lie beyond.

The college also serves as a resource on engineering and technical issues for the general community, offering public lectures and symposiums, and performing community service through research and education projects by individual faculty and students.

Engineering Outreach Resources

  • Integrated Teaching & Learning Laboratory - Designated as a Program of Excellence by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, the ITL Laboratory offers state-of-the-art academic learning for undergraduate engineering students, as well as a K-12 engineering education initiative for local Colorado students. Hands-on workshops are offered for current engineering students and faculty, and the facility is open to the general public for visiting and school group tours (scheduled in advance). K-12 Initiatives include the development of the TeachEngineering Digital Library, NSF teaching Fellows in K-12 classrooms, and afterschool engineering clubs, among other programs. 
  • Colorado Space Grant Consortium - Established by NASA in 1989 as part of a national effort to maintain America's preeminence in aerospace science and technology, the Colorado Space Grant Consortium extends space education to K-12 schools through its 13 member colleges, universities, and other organizations throughout Colorado. Headquartered at CU-Boulder, the consortium offers teacher workshops, and provides group tours and hands-on activities in the Discovery Learning Center at CU-Boulder.
  • The BOLD Center - The Broadening Opportunity through Leadership and Diversity (BOLD) Center hosts or collaborates with other departments on many K-12 engineering education initiatives. These include the Colorado MESA Fall Fling, Explore Engineering Day, Girl Scout Badge Program, and partnerships with local schools.

Additional CU Outreach Resources

CU-Boulder Outreach and Engagement

Science Discovery Program

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