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COLLABORATION

the manufacturing industry needs skilled workers, and
science@oc is using a major partnership to introduce local middle
school educators to the opportunities available to their students.

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Science@OC and UBM Americas partnered again at one of the
nation's most comprehensive Advanced Manufacturing expos and
conferences to introduce middle school science teachers to advanced
manufacturing business leaders and engineers.
In February, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim,
Calif., the collaboration was designed to help middle school
educators better understand the quality and array of career
opportunities available to students who have the math and
science skills required by Orange County manufacturers. The
program is a part of a long-term approach to address a chronic
challenge faced by local high-technology companies: finding
qualified workers.
"This is our third year of collaboration, thanks to a generous
UBM grant that gives teachers and students the opportunity to
see advanced manufacturing products up close, with company
leaders and engineers on hand to talk about the career opportunities that are possible with a solid STEM education," says
Sue Neuen, Science@OC's executive director.
As part of the collaborative program, approximately 30 middle school teachers participated in guided tours of the exhibit
hall and met a number of the exhibitors for discussions on ways
to effectively bring information on advanced manufacturing
and technology into the classroom.
The design and manufacturing exhibition and professional
development conference was an ideal location to provide the
connection between educators and manufacturers. The event
attracted more than 25,000 industry professionals, and included more than 2,200 exhibits of equipment, products and
services in manufacturing, packaging, design, 3-D printing,
software, robotics, plastics and factory automation. It serves
medical device, food processing, chemical, electronics, cos-

metics, aerospace/aviation and many other industries located
in Southern California.

Eliminating Drop-Out
Science@OC, a fiscally sponsored project of OneOC, partners
with Orange County educators to inspire middle school students to excel in science and explore STEM careers. Science@
OC's work is based on the science education reform research
and nationally-recognized strategic planning model from the
National Academy of Science, National Research Council and
Smithsonian Science Education Center. The organization created the Science@OC Orange County Middle School Science
Initiative to improve the teaching and learning of science in
Orange County middle schools.
After determining that middle school was where the "science
drop-out" was occurring, Science@OC began to focus on the
teaching and learning of science to ensure students are prepared for high school course work. A school district team develops a strategic plan to be implemented over a three- to five-year
span addressing the critical success areas of curriculum, professional development, assessment, materials management
and community support.
Science@OC oversees the completion, the funding support,
the implementation, the data collection and ultimately the
sustainability of the plan. At this time, school districts with
middle-level strategic plans for science are: Buena Park School
District and Santa Ana Unified School District. mt
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