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TORCH 101:How to Start, Fund, and Sustain Your TORCH Program

TORCH 101: What is TORCH? Sarah Brown- TORCH Chair1ContentsTORCH ObjectivesOverview of TORCHHow to get startedTORCH IncentivesResources & TrainingNATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERSNATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE22011-2012 TORCH ObjectivesTo stimulate working knowledge of TORCH umbrella programs within the societys leadership and membershipPublish member resources for TORCH implementation in chapter level programsIncreased exposure within and outside of the society of TORCH programs

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERSNATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE3Traditional Community ServiceInformal Science and EngineeringSTEM Community Training A Walk For EducationTechnical Expertise ServicesEncourage greater Black participation in science, engineering, technology and mathematics at all levelsPromote the value of science, engineering, technology and mathematics education at all levelsTo provide introductory training to members of the community in modern technology, software and technical knowledgeTo stimulate enthusiasm about science, engineering, technology and mathematics within Black communitiesTo provide science, engineering, technology and mathematics exposure opportunities within Black communitiesTechnical OutReach Community HelpPositively Impacting the Community4TORCH GoalsTESAlumni ParticipationConvention Event(s)STEM Resource development & publishingCurriculum design assistance and supportISELibrary of Activities for FRCs and ConventionUSA Science & Engineering FairAWFEMeasure ImpactFollow-up programming at 75% of sites

TraditionalCollect DataEvents at FRCs and ConventionProgram Evaluation & Data CollectionUniform data collection tools for chapters to use5STEM Community Training Traditional TORCH ProjectsComputer literacyProgrammingSoftware TrainingSupplemental Instruction (Students)TutoringCollege PreparationWeb development Stable location and volunteers Longer period of time Relationship building

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERSNATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE6Informal Science and Engineering Education Usually one day, intervention style Introduction level Social context ExamplesKitchen chemistryOpen house activitiesDemonstrationsEngineering arts and crafts

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERSNATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE7Technical Expertise Services NSBE members use engineering skills to meet community needsPartner with community based organizationsSenior Design projects Examples/MethodsEnhancing daily use products for use by disabledSolar cell installation for Habitat houseProject management for local non-profitIT services at neighborhood computer centerLook for Tech Expertise Services opportunities in SIGsNATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERSNATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE8A Walk for EducationNow a chapter based programNationally Supported in OctoberStart planning early, implementation guide readyNATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERSNATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE9Traditional Community Service ActivitiesDrivesClothes, books, textbooks, food, toys, school supplies etc. Food serving or distribution Clean-ups Habitat for Humanity Community Health Fairs AIDS, Cancer walks, Relay for Life

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERSNATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE10What does it take to start TORCH?Decide who you want to serveK- 8th grade8th-12th gradeAdultsSeniorsCommunity agencyDecide what programs to offerWhat subsection do they fall?Check the TORCH website and handbook for ideas!Decide where to offer your programsAt your college or universityCommunity centerPublic LibrarySchool

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERSNATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE11Volunteers, Funding and ParticipationGet your chapter involved!Use membership incentive programsDo a volunteer challengeIntegrate in regular chapter activities Fund your TORCH programFundraiseApply to the National TORCH & Programs FundsDont be afraid to start small with no fundsCommunity participationWork with community based organizationsAdvertise in local newspaperVisit schools, community centers, and churches

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERSNATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE12TORCH FundingTORCH Program FundingFunds for Informal Science & Engineering and STEM Community trainingSubmit a proposal, budget and details to torch@nsbe.orgTemplate on the website, update likelyNATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERSNATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE13TORCH Recognition NSBE gives awards for TORCH!Individuals Programs (Innovative TES, ISE, or STEM, Outstanding AWFE)Chapters - $500Region - $1000 Selection criteriaParticipation time in TORCH programsContributions to expanding TORCHDedication to the program and communityDegree of impact of programming

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERSNATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE14What Next?TORCH 101 & Handbook: overall informationImplementation GuidesBest PracticesTORCH at FRCsTORCH at Convention: workshops & serviceNATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERSNATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE15