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K-12 Outreach

The Science, Mathematics and Engineering division strives to develop connections with area schools in order to foster a better understanding of engineering technology education opportunities. In addition to participating in various high school events, the SME division also participates in the following K-12 Outreach activities:


Air Camp:

The Aviation Technology department participates in the annual Air Camp summer event. Air Camp is a week-long summer camp to introduce middle school students to the world of aviation. As noted on their website, www.aircampusa.com, the purpose of Air Camp "is (to) inspire students to new heights of scholarship, leadership and citizenship while they experience the thrill of flight and study the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) of aviation and aeronautics.


FlexFactor:

Through a consortium of higher education institutions, Sinclair College is working to address the need for a more highly skilled workforce; one that is adaptive, technical, and that has automation-era skillsets. The FlexFactor program, by NextFlex, is the collaborative technology and entrepreneurship program, funded by the Department of Defense, that will allow youth to discover the value of a career in advanced manufacturing.

A 5-8 week program that immerses high school students in the world of advanced manufacturing and encourages them to consider a career in STEM!

FlexFactor is a guided curriculum that can be embedded into any academic classroom, with support provided by a FlexFactor Project Manager and industry partners.

To request more information about introducing FlexFactor into your school or community,
contact Julie Huckaba, FlexFactor Project Manager, at 937-478-2463 or
via email at julie.huckaba@sinclair.edu or FlexFactor@sinclair.edu


Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Partipation (LSAMP) Program

  • The LSAMP program is dedicated to helping minority STEM students on their quest for an Associates’, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate (Ph.D.) degree.
  • In order to be eligible to participate in The Ohio LSAMP Alliance, students must:
    • Be an underrepresented minority as described by the LSAMP Program Description (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Native Pacific Islander)
    • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or its possessions
    • Be enrolled at a participating institution in an undergraduate major in a STEM discipline
    • Participates of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program

Sinclair LSAMP Summer Bridge Institute

July 15-19, 2024

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Check out the Ohio Alliance LSAMP website or visit the Sinclair LSAMP website.


Manufacturing Day:

Friday, October 4, 2024

Manufacturing Day is an annual event hosted at Sinclair Community College for students who participate in the FlexFactor program. This event occurs on the first Friday of October.

Attendees are given a brief introduction to the various manufacturing programs offered in the Science, Mathematics and Engineering division through interactive demonstrations and presentations. This year, the following areas will be highlighted:

  • Advanced Manufacturing & Systems Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Sciences and Information Technology
  • Electronics & Robotics
  • Engineering/Engineering Technology University Transfer
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
For more information, contact Julie Huckaba with FlexFactor at 937-478-2463.


SME Open House:

 
Thank you for your interest in the 2024 SME Open House, this event is over but please check back for updates about the 2025 SME Open House.
 

As technologies advance and the job market expands, the demand for skilled and experienced industry professionals will continue to increase. Attend our future upcoming open house to:

  • Engage with faculty
  • See lab and equipment demonstrations
  • Learn more about the enrollment process
  • Tour classrooms and labs
  • Discover internship and employment opportunities

With so many programs offered in engineering technology at Sinclair, you can find the program that best suits your needs or even explore a new field of STEM technology.

For more information, contact Seaira Scholes at 937-512-2918 or visit Science, Mathematics & Engineering Open House (sinclair.edu)


STEM Exploration Day:

(Formerly Engineering & Technologies Day)

Provide your students an opportunity to see and experience the thrilling world of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) by attending STEM Exploration Day! This event hosted by Sinclair College will provide students with an exhilarating day of learning about STEM career opportunities and visiting labs in STEM disciplines. Help your students see themselves in STEM!

Dates: November 8, 2024 & January 31, 2025

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Sinclair College, 444 W. Third St., Dayton, OH 45402, Building 11, Fourth floor

Highlights of the event include:

  • Interactive Demonstrations: Students will be able to roll up their sleeves and dive into hands-on activities that bring STEM concepts to life.
  • College Discovery: Gain insight from college experts on why choosing Sinclair College is the best option for your students and get information about financial aid and scholarship opportunities within STEM programs of study.
  • Career Exploration: Students will discover the vast array of career opportunities available in the ever-evolving and growing world of STEM.
  • Lunch: Complimentary lunch provided to all attendees.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to ignite your students’ passion for STEM and embark on a journey of discovery that could shape the trajectory of their academic and professional endeavors here at STEM Exploration Day!

***Each school may bring up to 40 students (split into 2 groups of 20) to STEM Exploration Day. Each group must have a chaperone.***

~Please check back for registration which will open closer to the event dates.~

For more information, contact Seaira Scholes at 937-512-2918.


Women in STEM Summer Institute:

This week-long camp enables females in grades 10-12 to explore the different areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics that are represented in the SME division.

WiSTEM Adventures to Space and the Deep Sea

June 10-14, 2024

Registration is now closed.
To be added to a waitlist, please contact Dr. Sarah Finch, WiSTEM Chair via email or (937) 512-3184
 

For additional information about the WiSTEM Summer Institute visit the WiSTEM webpage, or contact Sarah Finich at 937-512-3184 or Amanda Duselis at 937-512-4861