K-12 Initiatives

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering has a legacy of K-12 partnerships to provide students with career paths to engineering.

Nearly 20 years ago, the Exxon Mobil Corporation and Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering partnered to create a K-12 initiative that would expose school-aged youth to the world of engineering. The result of this collaboration, the Gator Outreach (GO) program, has served almost 15,000 students since its inception. Through the funding provided by Exxon Mobil, Gator Outreach has grown into a pre-college initiative helping to introduce K-12 students to engineering as a dynamic and beneficial career option.

The Florida Engineering Experiment Station (FLEXStation) has partnered with GO program as well as the Florida Department of Education to reach into the K-12 system to build a greater pipeline of students pursuing education and careers in STEM-related disciplines.

A new partnership with Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation is opening all new opportunities to engage with K-12 systems in Florida to impact our next generation of innovation leaders.  Stay tuned for more details soon.

For further information on this program and how to partner with us, please contact us at FLEXNet@eng.ufl.edu.