K-12 Gator Outreach

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 partners 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:

K-12 Educators & Guidance Counselors Resources

Professional Development Programs for K-12 Teachers

Stepping up in STEM Education

U-FUTuRES – Science Teacher Professional Development

For further information on this program and how to partner with us, please contact:

UF Innovation Station Sarasota County Industry Programs CoordinatorDr. Kim Jacobs
Engineeing Extension and Outreach Director
Email: EngineeringExtension@eng.ufl.edu
Phone: 352-294-7951
Julee Breehnee
Sarasota K-12 Gator Outreach Coordinator
UF Innovation Station Sarasota County
Email: jbreehne@eng.ufl.edu
Phone: 941-217-4263