Boston University’s Undergraduate Inspiration Ambassadors

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Josiah Quincy Upper School students and Gretchen Fougere, ENG associate dean for outreach and diversity, who says ENG’s goal is “to broaden and build the pipeline from K-12 schools into engineering.” Photo by Cydney Scott

Expanding the pipeline of high school students interested in engineering is always  a challenge, especially among minority and female students. Yesterday, we came across this article about Boston University’s Inspiration Ambassadors, an idea worth copying.

The Technology Innovation Scholars Program (TISP)…sends ENG undergrads into classrooms as Inspiration Ambassadors to get middle and high school students excited about science and to open their minds to the field as a possible career. Many, as at the Quincy School, are African American or Hispanic, and girls make up roughly half the students.

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