Relevant Education in Math and Science (REMS): K-12 STEM Outreach Program using Industrial Engineering Applications. Relevant Education in Math and Science (REMS) is a university-led STEM outreach program designed to use real-world industrial engineering problems to make 5th – 12th grade math and science fun and meaningful for students. In this work, we present the nine current engineering lab activities, developed in both in-lab and on-line format consisting of three different real-world contexts: competitive manufacturing, distribution, and healthcare. These activities are linked to curricular subject standards found in math and science at elementary, middle and high school grade levels. In addition, we present the multi-phased design, development, and assessment and evaluation process that was utilized to produce this program, including the results of over 1,300 surveys completed by students and teachers who have participated in the program activities.

Date of creation, presentation, or exhibit



Originally presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposistion 2015

Document Type

Conference Paper

Department, Program, or Center

Industrial and Systems Engineering (KGCOE)


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