Outreach Program - Technical Enrichment and Outreach Program (TEOP)
Fairleigh Dickinson’s School of Computer Sciences and Engineering has received multi-sponsor grants to fund this exciting program. The TEOP is provided at no cost, thanks to the generosity of the sponsors, including The Machuga Foundation, Greg Olsen (entrepreneur, astronaut), General Electric (GE Equipment Services), TOYOTA, BAE, UPS, BD and Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG).
The program promotes computer science, engineering, mathematics and engineering technology to public high schools with large populations of under-represented minority and/or financially disadvantaged students. It brings upper-level high school students to the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the Metropolitan Campus for 10 Saturdays per semester for technical instruction and hands-on laboratory work under the direction of University faculty, staff and graduate students.
Students get introductory engineering lectures plus guided hands-on experience in working with various technology oriented kits, projects, and computer activities. Basic engineering and scientific concepts and principles and mathematics (keyed to the hands-on projects) would be introduced in the lectures. This innovative enrichment program provides exposure to, and experience with, pre-engineering and engineering technology activities.
Students who attend and successfully complete the program and are accepted to Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering Technologies and Information Technology programs at The Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering will receive TEOP scholarship up to $10,000 annually for 4 years.