The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is committed to fostering an interest in the engineering field through a number of outreach programs geared to high school students and high school educators.
Challenger Learning Center
The Challenger Learning Center is a 32,000 square-foot facility located on beautiful Kleman Plaza in downtown Tallahassee. The center is the K-12 outreach facility of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and strives to foster long-term interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); create positive learning experiences; and motivate students to pursue higher education and careers in these fields. To accomplish this mission, the Challenger Learning Center features a state-of-the-art space mission simulator, an IMAX 3D theatre, a planetarium, hands-on science labs and more.
College Reach-Out Program for Engineering
The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering College Reach-Out Program for Engineering is designed to increase the academic preparedness, college readiness, career and technical competency skills for 6th through 12th grade students in Leon and Wakulla counties who have an interest in engineering and technology. CROP-ENG activities include tutoring and mentoring services, Saturday Enrichment Academy, PSAT/SAT/ACT preparation workshops, College tours, a Parents’ Workshop Series, Design Competitions, Summer Engineering Camp Experiences, and Cultural and Academic Enrichment Field-trips.
The Engineering Concepts Institute (ECI) is an intensive six (6) week summer program of study for high school graduates who have applied and been accepted into the College of Engineering at either Florida A&M University or The Florida State University for a portion of the summer. The ECI goal is to prepare high school graduates (ECI Scholars) for successful completion of the first-year of college in a manner which will provide them with a solid foundation for the successful completion of an engineering degree program.
The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national, non-profit organization of middle and high school students engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). TSA offers over 60 STEM competitions that take place at both state and national conferences.
For more information about any of these programs, contact the Office of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Curriculum at (850) 410-6423.