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
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