About the Center
By inspiring and preparing a larger and more diverse population of K-14 students to become engineers, the Center for Engineering Outreach will improve recruitment, retention and diversity in the Texas Tech University Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering and serve as a model for other universities in the nation.
A. Dean Fontenot, Ph.D.
John R. Chandler, Ph.D.
The Center for Engineering Outreach works to integrate engineering into K-14 education to create feeder programs at the regional and state levels for Texas Tech University.
The center works to accomplish this mission by
- developing curriculum, teacher training and other academic resources designed to help K-14 institutions and educators engage students in learning about engineering and encourage rigorous academic preparation;
- providing experiences that reinforce interest and learning about engineering at the K-14 level with competitions, field trips and other opportunities to see or apply engineering concepts and skills;
- and connecting the K-14 experience to engineering in higher education and practice through mentoring, campus visits, early admission and other activities aimed at making engineering degrees and careers more accessible and attainable.
Pre-college Engineering Academy Focused on introducing students to engineering careers, the Pre-college Engineering Academy incorporates engineering concepts and lessons into the K-12 curriculum.
Engineering Outreach Mentors Dedicated to working with the engineers of tomorrow, Engineering Outreach Mentors work with teachers in the K-12 classroom to lead discussion about engineering-themed lessons, facillitate hands on learning, and serve as role models for students interested in science and math.
Committed to contributing to the body of knowledge of K-12 engineering outreach, view our past publications on research and best practices.
Our Strategic Plan
Past strategic plans and assessment reports are available from Institutional Research and Information Management