Strengthen Teachers' Education in Engineering and Research (STEER) Program provides a wonderful opportunity for teachers to participate in active research projects in laboratory settings.
The major learning and programmatic goals of the STEER program are:
Train the participants on the design, modeling, and implementation, which can be utilized for the modeling and animation of large structures, such as space telescopes, aircrafts and robots. Increase the participants competency in topics related to the areas mentioned above and motivate them to revise the course curricula at their institutions based on the new emerging concepts, software and simulation tools.
Conduct interface seminars between the participants and the CSULA and CSULB professors to gain knowledge of transferring engineering and technological innovations to high school and community college classrooms.
Increase the number of underrepresented minority students who will major in science and engineering.