STOMP (Student Teacher Outreach Mentorship Program) is an opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, high school, and industry employees to promote engineering education in K-12 settings. STOMP fellows provide expert engineering knowledge to K-12 classrooms to assist/mentor K-12 teachers and students. Simultaneously, STOMP fellows learn about K-12 learning from the teachers and students.Tufts University STOMP was the first program of its kind. The number of fellows and classrooms served has increased since Tufts STOMP began in 2001. During the 2009 - 2010 school year, Tufts STOMP employed 39 undergraduate and graduate students (25 female, 14 male) was involved in approximately 16 classrooms.
Tufts STOMP fellows are responsible for consulting with their classroom teacher to come up with an collection of 8 - 10 activities throughout the semester. These activities typically touch on engineering and technology content, but may also connect back to other topics students are learning about in their classroom. Fellows typically visit a classroom once a week for an hour for the duration of a semester.
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