Central Texas Discover Engineering (CTDE) invites you to participate in our local engineering classroom visit program this school year: CTDE letter to educators 2012-2013 school year. Our goal is to excite kids about the possibilities of careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. We encourage our team members to talk about why they chose their careers, what they liked to do as children that led them to their careers as adults or what will best help someone to prepare for a technology career. Many of our activities involve working as teams, which is common in the engineering profession. They also involve solving problems, which is essential to success in many fields. See what students are saying about our visits.
Register your School for a Classroom Visit
Each year, our program aims to reach 15,000 students across every school district in the Central Texas region. As such, we cannot typically schedule a visit to an entire school. Instead, it is best to coordinate with other teachers in your school to plan one annual trip to 1-2 classrooms per grade or campus.
We have closed registration for classroom visits from a CTDE volunteer for this year. Registration for the 2013-2014 academic year is open. Sign up your classroom today!
For all other requests, please use the request form in the next section.
Request Volunteers for Events
To request volunteers for special events such as science fairs, career days, or competitions, complete the special online volunteer request form. This online form is a collaboration between Central Texas Discover Engineering (CTDE) and the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Women in Engineering Program at The University of Texas at Austin and connects volunteer opportunities with over 900 CTDE volunteers and over 500 UT Austin engineering students.
We cannot guarantee a response to the call for volunteers but will use our communications to push the information out to these communities. Complete the survey in whole and make your call for volunteers exciting and engaging and specific in order to have the best chance for success.
Click here for a list of participating schools. These are schools that have participated in recent years with CTDE classroom visits.
Once an engineer has visited your classroom, please fill out this brief Educator Feedback Form so we can keep track of how many kids we reached this year in our Annual Report.