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Cody Kangas's Profile

  • Member for:
    8 years 5 months
  • Institution:
    Michigan Technological University

Biography

As Director of the Center for Pre-College Outreach at Michigan Tech, Cody leads a team of six to deliver three innovative university flagship operatives--Mind Trekkers, Summer Youth Programs, College Access Programs--as well as develop the Pre-College Innovative Outreach Institute. Prior to coming to Michigan Tech in 2008, Cody worked in several academic and athletic outreach programs, including Ann Arbor Public Schools and the United States Olympic Committee. While at Michigan Tech Cody has served on a number of task forces and steering committees, managed the delivery of innovative outreach programming for several hundred-thousand students and families through federal and private-funded sponsors, and created effective partnerships with stakeholders across K-12 schools, industry representatives, and non-profit organizations. Cody holds an MAED in Postsecondary Leadership from Michigan State University, and a BA in Sport Management from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. He is a proud father of two girls and spends his free time with his wife and family, traveling, and playing the guitar.


Cody's research projects

Providing Scholarships for Women to attend Michigan Tech Summer Youth Programs

Scholarships provide opportunities for high-achieving young women in grades 6-11 to experience different areas of STEM at Michigan Tech's Summer Youth Programs.

Mining Engineering Pre-College Camp Scholarships

The week-long Mining Engineering program engages interested 9-11th grade students in the field of mining. Led by faculty, staff, and graduate students from Michigan Tech, participants get hands-on with engineering, explore future careers in extraction and mining, and learn from role models in industry.

Engineering Scholars Program Pre-College Camp Scholarships

ESP is a week-long summer camp for high-achieving young men & women in grades 9-11. Led by faculty, staff, and graduate students from Michigan Tech, participants spend the week exploring future careers in engineering. They learn about multiple engineering fields, complete group projects, and more - creating a more diverse future workforce.

Women in Engineering Pre-College Camp Scholarships

WIE is a week-long summer camp for high-achieving young women in grades 9-11. Led by faculty, staff, and graduate students from Michigan Tech, participants spend the week exploring future careers in engineering. They learn about multiple engineering fields, complete group projects, and more - creating a more diverse future workforce.

Women in Computer Science Pre-College Camp Scholarships

WiCS is a week-long summer camp for high-achieving young women in grades 9-11. Led by faculty, staff, and graduate students from Michigan Tech's Department of Computer Science, participants spend the week exploring a future career in computer science. They learn programming, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and more - creating a more diverse future workforce for a growing industry.

Youth STEM Series: Tivitz Tournament & Math Day 2015

The Center for Pre-College Outreach will co-host a day-long event for 4th-7th grade students. During the event, the participants will compete against one another at Tivitz (a math board game) in a friendly tournament. They will also engage in three math activities covering topics like logic and geometry. The goal is to show off many of math's cool, everyday applications.

Youth STEM Series: Get Women in Science and Engineering 2015

The Center for Pre-College Outreach will co-host a day-long workshop for 7th-8th grade girls. During the event, the girls will engage in three to four science and engineering challenges, meet female role models from Michigan Tech programs, learn physics concepts, and reconnect with their interest in science/engineering. The goal is to inspire more young women to pursue careers in STEM.

Mind Trekkers: March to the St. Petersburg Science Festival

Mind Trekkers will bring a team of 15 students & staff and collaborate with local community college students in the St. Petersburg area to conduct over 30 of our unique and engaging activities at the St. Petersburg Science Festival held on October 18 & 19 on the campus of the University of South Florida.

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Mind Trekkers: A Science Cookbook at your Fingertips

Mind Trekkers has a unique opportunity to serve students, families, and educators alike by providing an accessible tool for anyone to engage in exciting science, technology, engineering, and math activities—no matter where they are! The Mind Trekkers mobile application will provide them another tool to continue to question and explain the mysteries they experience in everyday life.

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