Forty-five Quinton freshman and sophomore GEAR UP students recently visited the Tulsa Air and Space Museum (TASM) in Tulsa, Okla. Students began the morning by exploring the museum with more than 100 years of Tulsa’s rich aerospace history. Students explored aircraft displays, such as the Spartin C-2, built in Tulsa during the 1930s, the Rockwell Ranger 2000, and other locally-built planes. TASM offers interactive exhibits, including the Hot Air Balloon Simulator, where students can step into a real hot air balloon basket and see if they have what it takes to pilot a balloon. GEAR UP students concluded the visit
Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP recently purchased a variety of technology items for area GEAR UP schools to assist with the schools’ needs for virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each GEAR UP school indicated its immediate need to help conduct virtual education for students. GEAR UP spent over $194,650 on laptops, headsets, and Chromebooks. The technology was distributed to cohort schools based on the requested need. Eastern received a $17 million federal GEAR UP grant in 2017, and will serve more than 3,000 students in 39 area schools for seven years.
Quinton ninth and 10th grade Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP students recently participated in a UF (University of Florida) virtual tour through Zoom, which is a virtual conferencing platform. The tour was hosted by FOCUS Training, an EOSC GEAR UP Partner. Students were welcomed by Dacia Bowra, UF Associate Director of Freshman Admissions. Bowra provided students with an overview of the University of Florida, which is located in Gainesville, Fla. UF is probably best known as being home of the Gators. Bowra discussed the estimated cost of tuition, scholarship opportunities, and the admissions process. UF offers more than 1,000
Quinton eighth and ninth grade GEAR UP students recently toured CSC (Connors State College) in Warner, Oklahoma. The tour began in the auditorium with CSC Assistant Director of Recruitment Chandler Young giving a brief introduction about the campus. She provided students with handouts of CSC degree options and other valuable information. During the tour, Young discussed the various science and math classes held in the Education Building. Students visited the Classroom Building where business, history, and math classes are held. Students asked Young questions as the tour ventured across campus to the Melvin Self Fieldhouse where the gym and workout
Quinton seventh and eighth grade GEAR UP students recently traveled to Wilburton to tour Eastern Oklahoma State College. Eastern Oklahoma State College is a public community college, offering associate degree and certification programs. The students visited the Nursing Department, radio station, Science Department, and the Bill H. Hill Library. Recruiter Karen Darby led the tour and spoke to the students about the importance of college and the opportunities that Eastern can give them because it is close to home and has a low student-to-faculty ratio. Students began in the Nursing Department in Gunning Hall. Darby explained how the nursing students
Fifty-five Quinton seventh and eighth grade GEAR UP students recently visited Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. The two-story museum consists of a wide-array of hands-on activities that allows students to have fun in an engaging way. Students roamed, ran, and played while learning about various science principles. The museum, as well as the name, has evolved since its creation in 1958. The mission of Science Museum Oklahoma, formerly known as the Omniplex Science Museum, is to enrich people’s lives by revealing the wonder and relevance of science. Science Museum Oklahoma is enjoyed by children and students of all ages.