Learning and support modules for K-12 and Community CollegesMIRTHE faculty and staff, in partnership with the New Jersey Liberty Science Center and the Mentor Power program, are developing pedagogically appropriate and standards-based teaching and learning modules on the technological and societal subject matter of MIRTHE using lectures, displays, hands-on demonstrations, videos etc.. They will be heavily inquiry-based and hands-on so that the young students will participate in the instruction and demonstrations. Partners here include Mentor Power and Liberty Science Center.
MIRTHE's graduate students and researchers make frequent visits to K-12 schools, presenting the latest science and technology developed by the team's researchers. The Maryland Science Center is reaching out to Baltimore schools, enhancing the already exemplary programs of UMBC and Johns Hopkins. Other examples of MIRTHE partner programs that facilitate K-12 outreach are UMBC's Center for Women in Information Technology, and Rice's outreach to the Houston Independent School District through the World of Opportunity in Engineering Program.