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Research Project: Technologies for Producing Biobased Chemicals

Location: Renewable Product Technology Research

Title: Outreach to future scientists and engineers

item Evans, Kervin
item Nguyen, Victoria
item Schumacher, Molly

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Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/21/2018
Publication Date: 8/1/2018
Citation: Evans, K.O., Nguyen, V.H., Schumacher, M. 2018. Outreach to future scientists and engineers. 1.

Interpretive Summary: The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR) conducts scientific research from the bench top to industrial-sized or farm-sized scale-up that has global implications. NCAUR, however, works diligently to keep its foundation firm by supporting local community science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by performing outreach activities that focus on local students from kindergarten to college. These outreach activities vary from tours to science demonstrations to science competition judging to job shadowing to online forum participation to STEM camps, allowing NCAUR to have hosted well over 2100 students in the past 18 months. NCAUR uses diverse approaches in scientific research and STEM outreach to connect to its communities.

Technical Abstract: Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) outreach at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR) is diligently carried out by the scientific staff throughout the year. This STEM outreach at NCAUR comes in various forms for students of all ages. The goal of the STEM outreach activities is to stimulate the general public in learning more about agricultural research.