The Math and Science Manufacturing Experience (MSME) is designed to bring modern manufacturing businesses and middle and high school educators together in an exciting internship program. Applications for 2018 are now being accepted.
How it works
Your involvement with this program will affect our next generation of employees. You have an opportunity to impact tomorrow's employees today! You will provide local middle school and high school teachers the opportunity to learn what you do, on-site, in your own facility by providing a two week internship (approximately 64 hours). This provides you an excellent opportunity to help impact classroom instruction for the middle schools and high schools by allowing teachers to be a part of your work environment which will help them develop engaging curriculum, bring learning to life, and encourage students to consider a career in manufacturing.
You are provided an opportunity to gain new knowledge and insights to bring into your classroom. To experience the world of modern manufacturing. You will go on-site to learn what the business does and how they do it. The goal is for you to share your personal observations with your students, develop a new and engaging modern manufacturing curriculum unit and encourage students to consider careers in manufacturing.
The teacher will be scheduled to participate in a two-week internship program at an assigned local business followed by attendance at a two-credit course at Delta College with other middle school and high school teachers. The tentative plan for the program is as follows:
|Delta College Orientation & Course EDU 214 - MSME||Introduction to overall program and preparation for internship – One two-hour evening session in May 16, 2018||Delta College Main Campus|
|6 to 8 Days Internship||Scheduled with the business between June 2018 & August 2018||Identified Business Location|
|Experience Sharing and Lesson Development||Monday, August 13, 2018, and Thursday, August 16, 2018, 8 am-5 pm (8 hours each day on campus)||Delta College Main Campus|
|Online Discussion/Lesson Refinement||August-November 2018 (8 hours)||Online|
|A Program Leader co-teaches one lesson plan with each teacher -- Lesson Implementation||
Fall 2018 (Day & times to be scheduled individually with teacher)
|Lesson Sharing/Wrap up to EDU 214||Early December (Date and time to be determined – 4 hours on campus)||Delta College Main Campus|
|Recognition Ceremony||TBD||Delta College|
Cost to the Teacher
There is no cost for the teacher except for travel and food.
Benefit to the Teacher
A grant in the amount of $800 following completion of a two-week internship program. Two credits after successful completion of a college-level course, EDU 214, Modern Manufacturing Processes. Several lessons or projects to meet the State of Michigan science curriculum objectives. One day of teaching in your classroom with a Delta College faculty member during the Fall 2018 semester.
Funding for this program is made possible through the generosity of The Dow Chemical Company, The Delta College Foundation and other local businesses.
Delta Faculty, Science Division
Delta Faculty, Science Division
Faculty, E F Rittmueller Middle School
Questions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 989-686-9245.
Steps to Apply
- Complete and submit this online Teacher Application.
- A review of your application will be made and you will receive an email with additional information.
- If accepted to the program, review the Business Checklist and the Sample Internship Schedule that will be used during your business internship.
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"I loved this program, it challenged my thinking of manufacturing jobs and opened my eyes to how students would use some of the most commonly thought 'useless' lessons in math and science!"