The City Tech I-Cubed Project welcomes STEM faculty members from the University of Hawai’i's Kapi’olani Community College

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February 28, 2013
March 1, 2013

The City Tech I-Cubed Project is pleased to welcome STEM faculty members from the University of Hawai’i's Kapi’olani Community College.  Both City Tech and Kapi‘olani Community College have worked hard to integrate undergraduate research experiences (particularly at Kapi’olani Community College) and place-based learning and industry-based internships (particularly at City Tech) into the STEM curriculum.  Both institutions’ I-Cubed projects include emphases on faculty development, student engagement, and providing students with real-world, place-based learning experiences (Brooklyn waterfront, City Tech; Maunalua Bay, Kapi’olani Community College).  Both institutions also enroll large numbers of non-traditional students and underrepresented students of color.  These students tend to have limited travel experiences and minimal exposure to other regions of the U.S.  City Tech and Kapi’olani Community College are both members of large, complex, comprehensive public systems of higher education.  A collaboration between KCC and City Tech will continue the work of I-Cubed at both institutions and will directly address the larger NSF I-Cubed goals; broaden and strengthen minority student participation in STEM, integrate research and education and develop a global workforce.  In support of I-Cubed project goals at both institutions, we invite faculty members from Kapi’olani Community College to the campus of City Tech for three days of intensive exchange.  Faculty will be exposed to promising practices implemented at our institution including:  1) industry partnership and internships (Brooklyn Navy Yard); 2) methods to engage diverse students in their learning (case study workshops); and 3) place-based learning (Brooklyn Waterfront Living Laboratory, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Historical Society archives).

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