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Education & Public Outreach Randy Landsberg. KICP Signature Programs. Teaching Teachers Cosmology & Providing Tools To Disseminate. Cosmology Short Courses Museum Partnerships Space Explorers. Increasing Public Interest & Excitement. Engaging Underrepresented K-12 Minorities in SMET.

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education public outreach randy landsberg

Education & Public OutreachRandy Landsberg

External Advisory Board – June 11& 12, 2007

kicp signature programs
KICP Signature Programs

Teaching Teachers Cosmology & Providing Tools To Disseminate

Cosmology Short Courses

Museum Partnerships

Space Explorers

Increasing Public Interest & Excitement

Engaging Underrepresented K-12 Minorities in SMET

http://kicp.uchicago.edu/education

External Advisory Board – June 11& 12, 2007

space explorers
Space Explorers

Multi Year Commitment to Inner-City Middle & HS Students

Heterogeneous in Ages & Abilities (~30 Students)

  • Weekly Hands-On Laboratories
    • Saturdays On Campus 9-11AM
    • ‘06/’0 Theme Tools of Astronomy
  • Residential Institutes @ Yerkes Observatory
    • Thematically Unified Immersion Experiences
    • Summer Institute 1 Week (August)
    • Winter Institute 3 Days (December 27-29)
  • Additional Activities
    • Faculty Lab Tours (School Holidays)
    • Enrichment Trips (Adler, College Tours)
    • Special Seminars
    • Research Experiences
  • Disseminating Labs/Activities
    • 3 Presentations at NSTA ‘07
    • Web Repository Plans
  • Full RA-ship Each Year
  • Teaching Experience
  • M. Bayliss (06/07)

100% to College & 50% SMET

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goals next gen impacts
Goals: Next Gen Impacts
  • Diversity: K-12 Students
    • Succeed in high school, college & beyond
    • Focus SMET (Science Mathematics, Engineering & Technology)
  • Diversity: Researchers
    • Become better teachers and communicators
    • Engage in activities beyond the university walls

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our partner office of special programs
Our Partner Office of Special Programs
  • Vital to the Success of the Program
  • Link to Community & Parents
  • Dr. Larry Hawkins - Director

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growth writing component
Growth: Writing Component
  • Support from Dean of Humanities
  • Goal: Improve Written & Verbal Communication Skills
    • On Campus Component
    • Readings & Big Questions @ Yerkes Institutes
    • Complimentary & Connected to Science
  • Anthropology Graduate Student
    • Ben White

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space explorers yerkes institutes
Space Explorers Yerkes Institutes

11 Institutes Thus Far > 340 Contact Hours

Summer 1 Week, Winter 3 Days

  • (Summer 2007: Mapping)
  • Winter 2006: Scale of the Universe
  • Summer 2006: Density & Buoyancy
  • Winter 2005: Pressure Dec 27-29
  • Summer 2005: The Nature of Light
  • Winter 2004: Reflections
  • Summer 2004: What Are Stars Made of?
  • Winter 2003: Phase Changes
  • Summer 2003: How Big is Our Universe?
  • Winter 2002: Scaling Up
  • Summer 2002: Radio Waves
  • Winter 2001: Sound Investigations

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KICP Scientists in Residence 2001-07 Yerkes Institutes:

  • Robert Friedman*
  • Chris Greer
  • Sarah Hansen*
  • Andrew Hill
  • Ryan Hennessy*
  • Jonathan Mitchell
  • Daisuke Nagai
  • Takemi Okamoto
  • Andy Puckett*
  • Dan Robertson (ND)
  • Douglas Rudd
  • Chaz Shapiro
  • Matthew Sharp
  • Ivo Seitenzahl
  • Dinoj Surendran
  • Craig Tyler*
  • Brian Wilhite*
  • Post Docs
  • Matthew Hedman
  • Dan Holz
  • Brian Humensky
  • Dragan Huterer
  • Thushara Perera
  • Erin Sheldon
  • Mark SubbaRao
  • Christopher Thom
  • John Vaillancourt
  • Brian Wilhite*
  • Kathryn Miknaitis
  • Graduate Students
  • Matt Bayliss*
  • Mary Beard (ND)
  • Carlos Cunha
  • Tom Downes
  • Senior People
  • Hsiao-Wen Chen
  • Juan Collar
  • Kyle Cudworth
  • Al Harper
  • Rick Kessler
  • Rich Kron
  • Ed Kibblewhite
  • Randy Landsberg
  • Jonathan Rosner
  • Sav Sethi
  • Monica Valluri

n.b. ~20 Additional Special Events on Campus

  • Teachers
  • Bill Fisher
  • Walter Glogowski

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space explorers success some numbers
Space Explorers Success Some Numbers:

Consortium on Chicago School Research - ‘06 Report:

Only 8% of Chicago Public School (CPS) HS Freshman Graduate College

  • 2002-07 Space Explorers Program Graduates 50 Students
  • 100% Enrolled in College (50)
  • 50% S&T Majors (25)
  • 10% Physical Science Majors (5)

2002 & ’03 Space Explorers Program Graduates 14 Students

  • 64% Bachelors Degrees (9)
  • 50% Science & Technology BS (7)
  • 7% Physical Science (Math)BS (1)
  • 50% Enrolled in Grad School (7)
      • 1 Law School
      • 1 MS Social Work
      • 2 Med School
      • 1 MS Civil Engineering
      • 1 MS Urban & Regional Planning
      • 1 PhD Aeronautical Engineering
    • Majority S&T Graduate Programs

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Statistics of

2002 Science & Engineering Indicators

& National Survey 24 Year Olds (1998)

NOTE Compounded Effects & relative percentage of population is less than half

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Projections & Comparisons

National % Projections

Vs.

Real Numbers 4yrs of Space Explorers

Trickle Down:

Compounded Effects of National Statistics for Black Students

Extrapolation of National Statistics

VS Space Explorers Graduates (’02-’05)

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cps national vs space exp
CPS/National Vs. Space Exp.

Mix & Match

Stats

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names behind the numbers students in college majors
Names Behind the Numbers: Students in College & Majors
  • 2007 Graduates (100% in College, 44% S&T)
    • Mark Dewberry - Eastern IL, English
    • Cameron Edwards - Eastern IL undecided
    • Javal Howard - Roosevelt University, undecided
    • Kallie Jones - Michigan Sate, Biological Sciences
    • Monica Minkel - Western IL, Elementary Education
    • Brittney Muhammad - UIC, Journalism
    • Jason Pruitt - Northern Illinois University Engineering
    • Elizabeth Smith - Eastern Illinois University Biology
    • Krysal Stewart - Northern Illinois University Nursing
    • Frantavia Thomas - Northern Illinois University Elementary Education
  • 2006 Graduates (100% in College, 43% S&T)
    • Devin Barnes - Illinois State University undecided
    • Monashae Brownlee - Northern Illinois University Meteorology*
    • Julia Bowman - Central State University Education
    • Christine Carter - Bradley Biology/pre-dentistry
    • Owen Cofie - Central State University Pharmacy
    • Stephanie Dunn - Eastern Illinois University Early Childhood Education
    • Corey Gathings - Robert Morris College Business Administration
    • Timotheus Gordon - University of Minnesota Individual Studies/Political Science (Gates Millennium Scholar)
    • Ralph Johnson - Hampton University Engineering
    • Elizabeth Nyikako - Loyola University undecided
    • Jimmie Price - UIUC Engineering
    • Lionell Walker - Central State Political Science
    • Mia Dunlap - Spellman Psychology
    • Ashley Hall - Illinois State University undecided ( * = physical science )

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names behind the numbers students in college majors1
Names Behind the Numbers: Students in College & Majors
  • 2005 Graduates (100% in College, 33% S&T)
    • Derrick Clay – Eastern Illinois University (Full Scholarship), Pre-Veterinary Science
    • Danielle Larkin – Alcorn State (Full Scholarship), Business
    • Christopher Smith - University of IL Urban-Champaign (UIUC) (Partial Scholarship), Engineering
    • Jessica Ball - Spellman, English
    • Brittney Battle – Illinois State University (Full Scholarship), Theater
    • Jeminat Onisemoh – University of Illinois Springfield (Full Scholarship), Criminal Justice
  • 2004 Graduates (100% in College, 67% S&T)
    • Melissa Blakely – Spellman, Physics* (REU in Collar Lab)
    • Lynn Jones – West Point (Full), Chemistry*
    • Jennifer King – Rhode Island Institute of Design, Graphic Arts
    • Aquanette Lowe – U. Iowa, Women’s Studies
    • Larry McDonald – UIUC (Full), MechanicalEngineering
    • Erica Stevens – Navy (Full), 5-year Pharmacy Program
  • 2003 Graduates (100% to College, 50% S&T)
    • Samantha Dewberry – UIUC, Pre-Law (07), Law School
    • Ashley Garrison – University of Chicago (Full), Biology (07), Med School
    • Aryell Hall –TN. State, Early Childhood Development
    • Virginia Hayes – Chicago State (Full), Math/Physics*
    • Diamond Ingram – University MI (Partial), Finance (07),
    • Aaron Lucas – Moorehouse College (Full), Aeronautical Engineering (07) PhD Program Materials Science U.Conn
    • Ashley McCan – Spelman (4.0 gpa), Economics (07), Med School

( * = physical science )

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Student Success (continued)
  • 2002 Graduates (100% to College, 57% S&T)
    • Nikki Brown - Olivet Harvey BS Early Childhood Education (07), enrolled UIC Physics* BS
    • Raven Collins – Spelman, Math BS (07) + 2yr Masters Georgia Tech, Civil Engineering (REU w/Meyer)
    • Martinique Faulkner - Eastern Illinois U., Early Childhood Development
    • Angela Johnson - Chicago State, Psychology BS (07), Masters Social Work
    • Melanie Lott – UIUC, Journalism
    • Agela Stover - University of Iowa, Geography (06), Urban & Regional Planning PhD Program
    • Lavonne Wilson - University of Chicago, Biology
  • Space Explorers in Graduate & Professional Degree Programs
    • Daniel Williams UIUC (04) BA Political Science, UIUC Political Science and Education Masters Program
    • Chasity Fulton UIUC (05) BS Physics, UIUC Math Ph.D. Program
    • William Smith Indiana University(IU) Bloomington (05) BA Business Adm., IU Business Law Graduate Program
    • Angela Stover University of Iowa (06) Urban and Regional Planning Masters Program at U of I
    • Raven Collins BS Mathematics (07), Masters Civil Engineering (expected) May 2008 Georgia Tech
    • Aaron Lucas BS Aeronautical Engineering Morehouse (07), PhD Program Material Science U. Con.
    • Samantha Dewberry BA Pre Law UCIC (07) UIUC Law School
    • Ashley Garrison BS Biology UC (07) MedSchool
    • Ashley McCan BS Economics Spelman (07) MedSchool

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