Throughout the month of February, National Engineers Month (NEM) volunteers inspire STEM in rural, inner-city and urban K-12 classrooms in a broad outreach across Oregon.
Through age-appropriate presentations and demonstrations, volunteers raise student awareness of the opportunities and rewards of working in a STEM-related field.
The goal of NEM is to make math and science real to students by showing them, first-hand, the exciting and creative things that professionals working in the engineering and technology fields can do.
BEC provides comprehensive NEM sponsorship services to support sponsor participation, managing this high-impact event since 1995. With just 45% of high school students achieving basic math and science standards, these real-world classroom connections are more vital than ever. NEM infuses student learning with relevance and ignites the imagination of our future workforce! Students who gain a strong STEM foundation will face brighter career opportunity prospects in years to come. Collectively, they will have the diverse backgrounds essential to support the ever-changing markets and technologies for tomorrow’s innovative breakthroughs.
Volunteer and teacher registration occurs in the fall.
Volunteers must be employed by an NEM sponsor organization to participate. BEC works with a coordinator at each sponsor company to facilitate volunteer outreach.
K-12 teachers in Oregon and Southwest Washington may request a NEM volunteer presentation. BEC ability to meet teacher requests is dependent upon available volunteers each year.
This is a free service for Oregon teachers managed by BEC and funded by sponsor support.
|September||Sponsor Agreements signed|
|October - December||Teacher registration|
|November - December||November registration|
|January||Volunteers matched with classrooms|
Volunteers schedule visits with teachers
|February||Volunteers give NEM classroom presentations|
|March||Program surveys and evaluation|
NEM Outreach Report
Elaine Charpentier Philippi, Student Programs Manager, EPhilippi@becpdx.org, (503) 646-0242 Ext. 35