The UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering is committed to supporting the next generation of STEM professionals through outreach and engagement with K-12 students throughout the state of Florida. Our efforts partner with major engineering corporations such as ExxonMobil, Texas Instruments, and Kraft as well as the Florida Department of Education to engage with the K-12 educational system to build a greater pipeline of students pursuing education and careers in STEM-related disciplines.
Through our K-12 Gator Outreach (K-12 GO) programs, we expose K-12 students to the world of engineering through visits to the University campus, in-school visits, and diverse experiential learning activities that inspire a deeper curiosity and interest in STEM.
Resources for engaging and preparing for a career in STEM:
College Road Map
Planning for UF (7th – 12th )
Engineering & STEM Success
K-12 Outreach and Summer Programs
K-12 Educators & Guidance Counselors Resources
Professional Development Programs for K-12 Teachers
U-FUTuRES – Science Teacher Professional Development
For further information on this program and how to partner with us, please contact:
Director, Florida Engineering Experiment Station
Assistant Director, Engineering Extension and Outreach
Coordinator, Sarasota K-12 Gator Outreach
UF Innovation Station Sarasota County