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Vaux-Drexel Interaction Program

After careful discussion and deliberation members of the Laboratory for Biological Systems Analysis and me have come up with what we consider a viable and doable plan.

Phase 1: Members of the LBSA have consented to participate in several planed visits during the instructional day and after school. During the instructional day Drexel research students will interact with Vaux high school students in an interactive discovery laboratory activity. These activities will focus on the scientific method and metric measurements. They will involve hands on activities that require students to actually make measurements using measuring devices such as meter sticks and micrometers. In addition some activities will focus in on data analysis and report writing. A number of activities will help reiterate dimensional analysis and metric conversions.

Phase 2: Selected students will be invited to Drexel to tour the laboratory and spend some time with a Drexel research student. A few highly motivated students will get the opportunity to shadow an undergraduate student for a day, following that student through their class schedule and getting a feel for what studying science and engineering is like fist hand.

Phase 3: When the school year commences I will sponsor a Robotics Engineering Club. The club will be open to all grade levels and will participate in all Drexel and Universityof Penn sponsored Robotic and Engineering events. LBSA students will assist me in the after school robotics club. They will interact with students as they learn the basics of robot design. It will be our goal to compete in the Sea Perch Challenge.

Phase 4: As we interact together, Vaux students will be provided with information about programs in engineering and science at Drexel. I will help identify students who are interested in Drexel programs and initatives and guide them through the application process.

At the end of the school year, we will have a recognition celebration with all of our partners either at Vaux or at Drexel.

Measurement and Instamentation


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