Student Opportunities

CSATS partners with science and engineering researchers at Penn State and industries to improve STEM education through innovative outreach programs. We design, develop, and implement programs for K-12 and higher education focused on incorporating the practices of science and engineering into classrooms as well as informal learning environments.

Programs

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KidWind Challenge

Have your students try their luck at the PA KidWind Challenge! Students incorporate engineering and science to build powerful small-scale wind turbines and compete with students from around the state to generate the most electricity.  Be creative, have fun, and apply your knowledge of wind energy to win! 

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Supported by:
TE connectivity KidWind
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Nano-scale Engineering Young Scholars Program

Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) is an NSF-funded Nanosystems Engineering Research Center that partners with scientists, engineers, and science educators from North Carolina State University, Florida International University, University of Virginia.  During a 6-week research experience, students will have the opportunity to work alongside engineerings in nano-scale engineering research labs at Penn State. 

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Supported by:
NSF
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Meteorology Young Scholars Program

During the 2017-2018 academic year, two students will be selected to work with Dr. Sukyoung Lee and her team on climate science research.  Participate in weekly research meetings and engage in climate science data sets.  Students will have the opportunity to present their research at a Exploration-U community science night and earn 2 independent study credits!

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Supported by:
NSF