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Center for Technology Outreach

 Building a habitat to sustain life on Mars, coding video games and designing robots for competition are just a few of the ways the Center for Technology Outreach in the College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology helps young learners explore the world.


Programs are designed to target different interests, needs and ages. The most intensive experience is the Pre-Freshman Program known as WSU PREP. High-achieving students in grades seven through nine from the Davis, Ogden and Weber school districts spend seven weeks for three summers at the university receiving accelerated STEM instruction. In addition to classes, the 200 participants are mentored by college students, visit museums and business', and experience a taste of college life.

The FIRST Robotics programs attract nearly 3,500 K-12 students statewide. As Utah’s FIRST affiliate partner, Weber State faculty, staff and students direct three competitive programs: FIRST LEGO League for grades four through eight, FIRST Tech Challenge for grades seven to 12 and FIRST LEGO League, Jr. for kindergarten to fourth grade. Teams identify and analyze a current problem and present a solution. They also design, build and program robots for competition, while learning to be cooperative and gracious team members. 

According to Labor Department statistics, women fill only 26 percent of computer and mathematical occupations. To encourage young women to investigate the opportunities those careers provide, WSU hosts multiple events, including Parent/Daughter Engineering Day, SheTech, Welding Camp, and Girls Go Digital.


Thanks to the help of generous donors and 375 volunteers annually, the outreach programs are offered free or for low cost.

 


Faculty Associates

 

Garth Tuck

School of Computing
FIRST Lego League Partner
801-626-7958
gtuck@weber.edu

 

Kyle Feuz

School of Computing
FIRST Lego League Junior Partner 
801-626-7864
kylefeuz@weber.edu
 

Faith Satterwaithe

School of Computing
SheTech
801-626-7929
faithsatterthwaite@weber.edu

 

Mary Foss

Engineering Technology
Parent/Daughter Engineering, WSU PREP Engineering Technology Mentor
801-626-6356
maryfoss@weber.edu


 

 

Dana Dellinger

Director
K-12 programs
801-626-7552
danadellinger@weber.edu
 

Luke Fernandez

Director
Speaker Series
801-626-6919
luke.fernandez@gmail.com
 

 
 

 

K-12 Programs