TechPREP, was launched in 2008 with funding from Motorola Solutions Foundation’s Innovation Generation Grant. TechPREP addresses the underrepresentation of minority women in STEM by providing an educational enrichment program to empower middle school girls from underserved communities on Long Island. This robust program develops students’ competence and confidence in their math and science abilities by providing an intensive multi-level program that integrates science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) with mentoring and application based hands-on activities.
Over the course of one week in the summer, TechPREP students participate in intensive project based instruction facilitated by University faculty, graduate, and WISE undergraduate mentors. Participation is based on three sequential modules that are taken over the course of three years.
BIOLOGY & CHEMISTRY
6th grade students discover living
MATHEMATICS & PHYSICS
7th grade students are introduced
Included in these lessons are tours
ENGINEERING & INNOVATION
8th grade students employ the knowledge and skills acquired from their previous modules
to build solutions to common