Based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,

the economy will create 9 million STEM-relayed jobs between 2012-2022. As education, government, and the private sector race to prepare the workforce for this opportunity, school administrators, teachers, and students often lack the resources and expertise to adequately present STEM subjects.

The Technology Mentoring Program (TMP) provides education support and mentoring to schools and community organizations to enhance their STEM programs.

TMP brings mentors with a background and passion for technology into schools and community organizations. By contributing their time and expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, mentors help students “learn by doing” while providing guidance and encouragement.

 

How The Technology Mentoring Program Works

Through the technology mentoring workshops, UIF mentors engage students and educators to:
  • explore the history and application of technology,
  • use new and emerging hardware such as robots, virtual reality systems, and 3D printers
  • study computer-aided design, app coding, physical science, and the scientific method of research

 

UIF Technology Mentoring engagements are tailored to the specific needs of the partner school or organization and are typically facilitated through in-school and after-school clubs and enrichment programs.

In addition to working with technology, UIF mentors demonstrate how entrepreneurship and innovation are used to commercialize a product or service concept.

For more about UIF’s Technology Mentoring Program can help your classroom, contact Chris DiAntonio, TMP Assistant Director:  chris.diantonio@uif.org

 

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