For over a decade, the Whitaker Center for STEM Education has sponsored a two week event for middle school students interested in STEM. These students must have participated in the Thomas Alva Edision Regional Science Fair. They must prepare an application and are chosen to participate in a Summer Research Opportunity at Florida Gulf Coast University offering them a hands-on experience of collaboration on a complete and genuine research problem from hypothesis generation and initial design, through field and laboratory data collection, and culminating in data analysis and interpretation.
The program is staffed by FGCU faculty and Graduate Student Assistants and takes place during each summer.
The Lee/Charlotte SRO 2015 program will be on robotics and microcontrollers with Dr. Fernando Gonzalez, an FGCU Software Engineering professor.
There will also be a high school SRO program for 2015. Details to be announced soon.
For more information please contact Kendra Carboneau at (230)-590-7444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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