Western Kentucky University
My Conference Goal:
I am keenly interested in deepening my understanding of the National Science Foundation's ADVANCE program, a track designed to foster gender equity in the academic spheres of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
My Project Goal:
This project aims to empower K-12 teachers and undergraduate students in the K-14 education system with practical research experience in applied robotics and generative AI. Our goal is to create a community of practice that involves K-12 science teachers, undergraduate students, and faculty from Kentucky colleges in a collaborative effort to enhance STEM education.
This initiative can potentially significantly increase the participation of underrepresented groups in these fields. As a result, it may challenge and change the longstanding perception that too few Kentuckians are choosing careers in STEM. This shift in perception could directly influence the number and quality of students pursuing STEM professions.