High School Outreach

INTERACTION WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

 

Project Goal: 

Increase Freshman Enrollment by Increasing the Recruitment of Excellent Students from Area High Schools and Generating Outreach Opportunities Between UNC Charlotte, Area High Schools, and Sponsoring Companies

 

 

The UNC Charlotte College of Engineering has created an energetic recruitment effort to foster relationships between UNC Charlotte and the area high schools and publicize the Engineering College programs, infrastructure, and capabilities.  The goal is to recruit excellent engineering students into our program, which will help increase enrollment (and the completion of additional BS degrees in the field of engineering) and increase retention through the recruitment of high quality students that may otherwise attend competing schools. 

 

Below is a summary of the recruitment and outreach activities that have been conducted thus far during the 2010-2011 academic year.

Date

Activity

Description

April 15, 2010 Explore UNC Charlotte (held on campus) 23 high school students interested in UNCC Charlotte (6 white females, 7 white males, 4 black females, and 6 black males) visited the Motorsports Engineering facility to learn more about the University and the Engineering program.
September 28, 2010 Explore UNC Charlotte (held on campus) 60 high school students interested in UNCC Charlotte (22 white females, 26 white males, 5 black females, and 7 black males) visited the Motorsports Engineering facility to learn more about the University and the Engineering program.
October 30, 2010 Explore UNC Charlotte (held on campus) 86 high school students interested in UNCC Charlotte (32 white females, 36 white males, 8 black females, and 10 black males) visited the Motorsports Engineering facility to learn more about the University and the Engineering program.
November 10, 2010 Explore UNC Charlotte (held on campus) 38 high school students interested in UNCC Charlotte (11 white females, 15 white males, 5 black females, and 7 black males) visited the Motorsports Engineering facility to learn more about the University and the Engineering program.
November 2010 Visited Mallard Creek High School Representatives of our team met with a select group of students to promote engineering and UNC Charlotte.

Date

Activity

Description

December 2010 AREVA Explorers (at AREVA) AREVA NP Inc. is a world leader in the design and construction of nuclear power plants and research reactors, engineering, instrumentation and control, modernization, maintenance and repair services, components manufacture and supply of nuclear fuel.  This company is a continuous sponsor of many UNC Charlotte Engineering initiatives and they held a program at their facility in an attempt to educate high school students.
December 2010 and January 2011 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) Academic Internship Program (held on campus) Representatives of our team organized a project-based program on the UNC Charlotte campus to provide high school students with an opportunity to interact with the College of Engineering and gain additional information regarding the field of Engineering and UNC Charlotte.  
January 14, 2011 Visited the South Carolina Governors School for Science and Math Representatives of our team organized a trip to this facility to inform students about the Engineering program at UNC Charlotte.  Approximately 21 students were in attendance (8 white females, 8 white males, 3 black females, and 2 black males)
January 28, 2011 Visited Mallard Creek High School Representatives of our team met with a select group of 30 students to promote engineering and UNC Charlotte (8 white females, 7 white males, 9 black females, and 6 black males).
February 2011 Visited East Mecklenburg High School This high school is heavily populated with Hispanic students.  Representatives of our team met with a select group of students to promote engineering and UNC Charlotte.

 

 

 

Tire Change Training at the SC Governors School for Science and Mathematics

Burger being served at one of the Race Shop open houses