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K-12 STEM Programs

K-12 STEM Programs

  Audience Focus Areas
Middle school High School Parents Teachers Dual Credit Dual degree Internships Scholarships Summer Camps

Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans/George I. Sanchez
Offers a unique educational alternative for at-risk students who have not been able to succeed at traditional large high schools.

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The Chemical Educational Foundation
A nationally recognized, award winning non-profit organization committed to enhancing science education among every generation, beginning with our youth.
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C-STEM Teacher and Student Services, Inc.
To engage Pre K through 12th grade students in hands-on, project-based learning experiences that expose them to workforce opportunities in related areas of CSTEM.
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GCTAME - Gulf Coast Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering
The Gulf Coast chapter of the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is host to the Gulf Coast TAME regional math & science competition and the career awareness event each year.
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Great Minds in STEM - Viva Technology
A national STEM-awareness education program that engages underserved K-12 students, teachers, and parents through culturally relevant, active learning hands-on activities intended to stimulate interest in STEM careers.
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Houston Hispanic Forum
A non-profit organization focused on improving Hispanic achievement in the Greater Houston area through information and dialogue, service, collaborations and promoting awareness of educational issues affecting Hispanics.
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League of United Latin American Citizens - National Education Service Centers (LNESC)
To help students and parents achieve their dreams through educational programming, scholarships, and inspiration. To change lives and build Latino communities, one student at a time.
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MATHCOUNTS - Texas Engineering Foundation
The premiere nationwide coaching, competition and enrichment program that motivates and rewards middle school students for math achievement.
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National Engineers Week Foundation - Future City
The Future City Competition is a national, project-based learning experience where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade imagine, design, and build cities of the future.
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Offshore Energy Center
The Offshore Energy Center is dedicated to expand the awareness of the vast energy resources beneath the world's oceans, and to chronicle the unique heritage and technological accomplishments of the industry that discovers, produces, and delivers these resources in a safe and environmentally responsible way.
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Project GRAD Houston
Mission is to engage in activities designed to increase and improve the enrollment, retention, and successful graduation of engineers.
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San Jacinto College  - Energy Venture Camp
A summer camp for middle and high school students is focused on the energy industry and the career opportunities in the field.
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Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME)
A statewide non-profit organization that provides K-12 programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
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Engineering / Geosciences

Engineering / Geosciences

  Audience Focus Areas
Middle school High School Parents Teachers Dual Credit Dual degree Internships Scholarships Summer Camps
Colorado School of Mines - Minority Engineering Program
Provide support that contributes to the recruitment, retention, graduation, and professional development of historically underrepresented students, staff, and faculty at the Colorado School of Mines.

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Cornell University  - Diversity Programs in Engineering
The college’s commitment to a global view of diversity is an important element in ensuring that our teaching remains connected to real-world problems, our research remains relevant and cutting-edge, and our social composition includes a variety of voices, thoughts, ideas, and opinions.
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Fort Valley State University - Cooperative Developmental Energy Program (CDEP)
CDEP is an innovative energy education program that focuses on increasing the number of minorities and women working in the private and governmental sectors of the energy industry.
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Florida A&M University – College of Engineering
Primary goal is to provide a challenging and educational experience for our students that will enable them to become effective engineering professionals in an increasingly technological society in which engineering jobs are expected to grow by 11% over the 2008-2018 decade, and starting salaries are among the highest of all college graduates.*
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Georgia Institute of Technology - College of Engineering
OMED Educational Services is the academic unit reporting to the Office of Institute Diversity that is charged by Georgia Tech to create and implement educational services that positively impact performance and retention of underrepresented students during their college experience.
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HESTEC - UT - Pan American
A national model for promoting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers among South Texas students who are predominantly Hispanic.
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Louisiana State University - College of Engineering
Offers Pre-college and college programs to engage future and current students, faculty, staff and corporate programs in meaningful initiatives to increase engineering and cultural awareness and recruitment and retention with diverse students.
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – School of Engineering
Mission is to educate the next generation of engineering leaders, to create new knowledge, and to serve society.
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Michigan State University - College of Engineering
The Diversity Programs office is committed to increasing the recruitment and retention of a diverse set of students improving the climate for underrepresented students.
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National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
To ensure American resilience in a flat world by leading and supporting the national effort to expand U.S. capability by increasing the number of successful African American, American Indian and Latino women and men in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.
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National Society of Black Engineers
The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community."
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North Carolina A&T University – CERT
Grounded in engineering and built-environment sciences, CERT focuses on basic and applied research, outreach and extension activities, and education relating to renewable energy, energy efficiency, alternative fuels and vehicle technologies, sustainable green building, and the environment.
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Ohio State University – College of Engineering
Ohio State's College of Engineering and Knowlton School of Architecture strive to foster a learning culture that prepares students to be key contributors to society through their technological, professional and personal skills.
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Pennsylvania State University - College of Earth & Mineral Science
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences is a world leader in Earth, Materials, and Energy Science.
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Prairie View A&M University - College of Engineering
The College of Engineering is one of the 14 HBCU's with an accredited engineering program.
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Purdue University - Minority Engineering Program
Mission is to engage in activities designed to increase and improve the enrollment, retention, and successful graduation of engineers.
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Rice University – School Science and Technology
Provides science enrichment to students and teachers in the Greater Houston region.  Mission is to provide high quality, large-scale professional development programs and resources, focusing on science concepts, research-based inquiry teaching strategies, teacher leadership, and new developments in science and technology.
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Southern University - College of Engineering/Engineering Summer Institute
Is an intensive academic program offering enrichment and advancement for students in the STEM disciplines.
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Stanford University – Office of Science Outreach
Organized activities targeted at our nation's youth, school teachers, and general public that will increase their interest, understanding, and involvement in math, science, and engineering.
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University of Colorado at Boulder – College of Engineering & Applied Science
Teach engineering to K-12 students and teachers as well as college-level undergraduate and graduate students.
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University of Houston – Cullen College of Engineering
The UH Cullen College of Engineering has developed many educational outreach efforts throughout the last ten years.
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University of Illinois - Morrill Engineering Program (MEP)
Developed to attract and retain aspiring engineers from underrepresented groups in engineering including African Americans, Native Americans, and Latinos/as.
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University of Michigan - College of Engineering
Recognizing the importance of diversity of thought and the modern imperative for cross-cultural competence, the College of Engineering first seeks to attract a diverse population of students to engineering, and then to ensure that these students are fully included in the college experience and that all students have the opportunity to experience success within a diverse college.
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University of Oklahoma – College of Engineering
The College supports activities towards increasing public awareness on the importance of engineering in improving their lives through media coverage on research breakthroughs and service learning activities such as the activities of Engineers without Borders.
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University of Texas - Jackson School of Geosciences (GeoFORCE)
GeoFORCE is an experiential outreach program that prepares Texas high school students to become part of the geosciences workforce.
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Young Women's College Preparatory Academy (HISD)
The (IPAA) Engineering and Geosciences Petroleum Academy at YWCPA is the first all girls engineering and geosciences multi-year program at the high school level in the United States.
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Process Technology

Process Technology

  Audience Focus Areas
Middle school High School Parents Teachers Dual Credit Dual degree Internships Scholarships Summer Camps
Alvin Community College
The Process Technology program at ACC prepares students to become process technicians in the refining, petrochemical, power generation, oil and gas production, food, metals, minerals and other process industries. Technical knowledge and skills will be gained in areas such as operating equipment, instrumentation systems, process systems, process troubleshooting and computer applications.
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Hargrave High School
Empower students to be responsible, life-long learners who are prepared to succeed in personal and professional life. Dual Credit program - Instrumentation
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Houston Community College Northeast Energy Institute
The Energy Institute addresses workforce development preparation of student for the Oil and Gas, PetroChemical, Pharmaceutical and Water Treatment industries.
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Lee College - Dual Credit
Dual credit is the process by which a high school student enrolls in a college course and receives simultaneous academic credit for the course from both the college and the high school. It is designed for high school juniors and seniors who may be eligible to earn college credit while they are still in high school.
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Lone Star College - Energy & Manufacturing Institute
A hub for businesses with employees currently working or seeking a career in the oil and gas, alternative energy, or mechanized (automated) production industries.
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Pasadena Independent School District -  Career & Technology
The mission of the Career and Technology Program is to ensure that students receive certification in their chosen field of study, thus preparing them for college or the world of work.
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San Jacinto College - Central Campus (PTEC)
At San Jacinto you can learn the many technical responsibilities of a plant operator like equipment operations, safety procedures, reading piping and instrumentation diagrams, troubleshooting, and more.
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South Central Louisiana Technical College
Developing process technicians through 2 year Associate of Applied Science program consistent with industry partners needs.
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Additional Resources:

American Association of Petroleum Geologists  Provides resources on geology and Earth sciences, including a section on careers.

American Chemical Society (ACS)  Includes a career section for the chemical industry.

American Petroleum Institute  The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)  Includes an education section.

ASEE Engineering K12 Center  Provides programs to educate students about engineering.

Center for the Advancement of Process Technology  Includes information for teachers and students, including a student internship guide.

Energy Information Administration “Energy Kid’s Page”  Provides useful terms, facts, and historical data on energy and educational games.

Engineering Education Service Center  Provides information on engineering education programs for kindergarten through college.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)  Sponsors annual robot competitions to generate an interest in science and engineering among today's students.

Geological Society of America   Provides articles and information on a variety of related topics and includes a section for students on grants and scholarships.

Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology Week (HESTEC)  A year-round leadership program that emphasizes the importance of science literacy to students and teachers.

Houston Museum of Natural Science - Wiess Energy  Explores the application of scientific concepts and advanced technology in the oil and gas industry.

Houston Pre-freshman Enrichment Program (PREP)  – no-cost summer camp focused on building a pipeline of outstanding STEM talent

How Stuff Works, Inc.   Information about how different energy sources work.

HUNSTEM (Houston Urban Network for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)  Provides information for teachers, students, and parents that focus on the Houston area.

Independent Petroleum Association of America Education Center  National association representing the thousands of independent crude oil and natural gas explorer/producers in the United States.

INROADS - South Central Region  Nation’s largest non-profit source of paid internships for high performing students of color.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College  Provides a Process Operations Technology program.

National Energy Education Development Project   designs and delivers curriculum and support for virtually any classroom and at any grade level– from Kindergarten to High School and beyond.

National Energy Foundation  Links to various energy-related topics.

National Wind Technology Center  Describes how wind energy works with information for the industry, consumers, and educators.

North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA)  Brings together Education, Industry and Government for the betterment of the Process Technology degree program and the Process Technology industry as a whole.

Process Technology Careers  Includes process technology career information including skills assessment.

Smithsonian National Museum of American History  Explains the history of fuel cell technology.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)  Includes SHPE magazine, with articles on engineering.

Society of Petroleum Engineers  Has information about the petroleum industry and engineering, including exploration, development, and production of oil and gas resources, and related technologies, as well as career information. The site has sections designed for educators, students, and parents.

Society of Women Engineers  Provides information about careers for women in engineering.

Subsea SEATIGER  – Subsea Exhibit Able to Integrate Grade-level Expectations with ROVs.

Texas Regional Collaborative for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching  Provide Texas science and mathematics teachers with support systems of scientifically researched, sustained, and high intensity professional development and mentoring to assist in the implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

The Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA)   National non-profit organization created to help expand the dialogue between the energy and consuming sectors.

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund  Supports exceptional merit scholars attending America's Public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The organization also runs a Leadership Institute designed to help scholars bridge their academic achievements with important skills for the workplace.

U.S. Department of Energy  Ideas for science projects on energy, tips on saving energy, home energy calculators, information on renewable energy sources and more.

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics  Information on a variety of jobs, including descriptions and salaries.

United Negro College Fund  The nation's largest and most effective minority education organization.