Collaborative Programs are an integral part of the success of the RCNGM, some of our partnership programs include:

Engineering Technology Challenge (ETC) 

(2015-Current) Building upon the promising practices developed in the EC21 Program, ETC will contribute to preparation of students for continuing their career pathway in manufacturing technology through credit certificates and degrees at partner community colleges and universities; and for high-tech jobs in the advanced manufacturing workforce. 

Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Technologies (MET2)

(2014-Current) MET2 integrates professional skills, including entrepreneurial skills, leadership development and innovation, in industry-driven problem-based projects. It expands on the Life Support and Sustainable Living (LSSL) Program, a successful NSF-funded program that received the ATE High Impact Technology Exchange Conference's Innovative Program Award at the 2012 HI-TEC Conference in Denver, Colorado. 

EC21 – Summer Teachers’ DIssemination Workshop (STDW)

(2009-Current) The Engineering Challenge Teachers Workshop is designed for high school and college faculty. During the weeklong program COT-RCNGM faculty present curriculum on advanced technologies. The workshop gives participants hands-on project work that focuses on teamwork, engineering challenges and exposure to cutting edge engineering topics. Participants are encouraged to develop curriculum for their own classrooms based on their experiences in the workshop.

Life Support & Sustainable Living (LSSL)

(2007-2014) This project involves a partnership of 12 public community colleges, two universities, comprehensive and technical high schools, a pre-engineering program, local industry, and NASA. It is strengthening the 2 + 2 + 2 pathway in STEM disciplines by providing the opportunity for a diverse population of students to collaboratively work on real-world science, technology, and engineering applications.

Engineering Challenge for the 21st Century (EC21)

(2003-2015) The Engineering Challenge for the 21st Century Program provides high school students the opportunity to participate in a focused, highly structured, laboratory-based program in basic engineering, teamwork, leadership, interpersonal and technical writing skills.  The challenge is designed to help students develop the necessary skills to become qualified and productive engineers and technicians in modern advanced technology environments. The Engineering Challenge incorporates Problem Based Learning (PBL) and develops interpersonal skills, professional skills, personal accountability and knowledge in basic engineering, basic circuitry, basic scientific calculation and lab report writing.