Prime the Pipeline Project:
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is Prime the Pipeline Project (P3): Putting Knowledge to Work?
A. Prime the Pipeline Project (P3): Putting Knowledge to Work program, funded by the National Science Foundation, seeks to increase high school student interest in studying science, technology, engineering, mathematics,and business (STEM-B) and better prepare high school students for college programs in these areas. The goal of P3 is to increase student enrollment in STEM-B college majors and ultimately, encourage students to pursue careers in these important fields. Teachers also receive training in STEM-B concepts and skills, technology, pedagogy and career counseling.
P3 involves a selected group of high school sophomores and STEM-B teachers from local schools working with ASU Faculty, ASU student mentors and scientists from business and industry. Student participants remain in the program until high school graduation. Teachers remain in the program for the same 2 1/2 years.
Q. Are you currently accepting applications for students and teachers to participate in the program?
A. We are currently accepting applications from certified secondary teachers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and business for our spring session which begins in February.
We are also accepting applications from students in the class of 2011 and 2012 to join us in the spring.
Please contact Mary Cavanagh at 480-727-0907 for more information.
Q. Do you provide transportation from participating schools to the Arizona State University campus in Mesa for the project?
A. Students and their parents are responsible for providing transportation to the ASU Polytechnic campus on program days with the exception of Higley schools, which will continue to provide transportation for their district.
Our previous plans had included transportation from your schools but due to the current economic downturn our participating schools will no longer be able to offer transportation from the high schools to the Polytechnic campus.
To assist in transporting students, we have the following options available:
We will be offering Valley Metro day passes for the next two years of village sessions. Please contact Mary Cavanagh at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-727-0907 to reserve your pass for the upcoming P3 program session. Visit http://www.ValleyMetro.org to locate routes from your home or school to the ASU Polytechnic campus.
We can also provide names of students who are interested in carpools. Please contact Mary Cavanagh at email@example.com further information.
A. ASU requires a permit to park on campus. Parking is provided for participants in the program free of charge.
Participant Permits: Each participant must pick up a parking pass at each meeting to display.
Parent Parking: We realize parents may need to drop off and pick up their students in the program and we regret we aren't able to provide parent parking permits.
If you are dropping off or picking up a student, you may park in ASU parking lots as long as you remain in your vehicle and you will not be ticketed. If you need to leave your vehicle, limited parking meters and visitor parking are available for a small fee near the Union 2 and Polytechnic Student Union buildings.
Q. How can I find out what my child is doing in the program?
A. Our web site is the best place to receive an update on village activities. New information will continue to be added on an ongoing basis, so be sure to check back often.
Q. What events are coming up?
A. The Summer Institute Showcase will be held on June 18 at 9:30 a.m. in the Cooley Ballroom at ASU Polytechnic.
Q. Where can I get more information?
A. Contact us.