The Teacher/Counselor Workshops


The Teacher/Counselor Workshop was developed as an outgrowth of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Summer Engineering Workshops. The two day workshop is designed to inform junior and senior high school teachers and counselors of activities, developments, and opportunities within engineering education and the profession in general.

This forum provides an opportunity for exchange of information and ideas and to acquaint interested teachers and counselors with engineering related materials which they can use in their schools. It also provides a network and a recruitment resource for potential engineering students and Minority Engineering Program participants.

We have recently expanded our efforts to include elementary school teachers in the workshop. This expansion was initiated upon the realization that younger children need to be motivated and encouraged by their teachers ,parents and counselors to stress the development of strong math, science and problem solving skills while in school, to be able to successfully pursue technical degrees in college.


It is with great pleasure to invite teachers of mathematics and science, as well as counselors and school administrators from around the country to attend our Teacher/Counselor Workshop, each year. This two day event is sponsored by the College of Engineering Minority Engineering Program (MEP) and is hosted on the campus of Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana.

The objective of the Teacher/Counselor Workshop is to provide a symposium for pre-college math and science teachers as well as counselors who actively work with and influence the academic and career decisions of students - especially African American, Native American Indian, Mexican American, and Puerto Rican students.

Our purpose is to provide workshop participants with a brief visit to our ever-expanding campus and to share a few of the new and cutting-edge engineering innovations currently being developed and researched here. It is our intent to increase engineering awareness and to provide you with useful information. The desired outcome is to have you share this information with your colleagues and the students at your institution. We expect that this added information could aid your students in considering engineering study as a means to a viable and exciting profession.

Most importantly, we hope to reinforce your knowledge of the critical role you serve and to share our appreciation for all you contribute toward the development of a talented pipeline of students.

Most importantly, we hope to reinforce your knowledge and share our appreciation for the critical role you serve in the development of a talented pipeline of students.

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