K-12 Outreach


Forward Conference

The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and the WISE Institute will be hosting the first annual Forward Conference on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine located at 910 Donahue Drive in Auburn, Alabama.  The conference is open for women in grades 9-12 at no cost but pre registration is required.  To register, click here.

Forward is an initiative aimed at students, with particular focus on females, to learn about and “fall in love” with medicine before reaching the collegiate level where emphasis is on achieving specific grades. Along with understanding of the health care field, this initiative also seeks to promote attributes of the medical profession (i.e. professionalism and healthy living) that will undoubtedly support individuals as they begin their pursuit of a career in the health care field


Our goals:

  1. Enhance interest in the field of health care at an early age to build motivation and purpose towards career trajectories in medicine.
  2. Promote and encourage healthy lifestyle choices and behaviors in students as a way to prevent future personal medical concerns and to instill empathy towards other’s lifestyle choices in our future medical professionals.
  3. Bolster personal empowerment amongst attendees through professionalism and etiquette.


Conference Agenda

12:15 pm                     Registration (Second Floor Entry Way)
1:00 pm                       Introduction - What is Osteopathic Medicine? (Lecture Hall 2)

1:30 pm                       Breakout #1

  1. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Sports Medicine (OMM lab)
  2. Nursing (Multipurpose Room A)
  3. Emergency Medical Services     (Sim Conference Room)

2:00 pm                       Break

2:15 pm                       Learn the Tools (Multipurpose Room B)  Join Medical Students to learn more about tools that are commonly used by health care professionals

3:00 pm                       Break

3:15 pm                       Breakout #2

  1. Pharmacy School (Lecture Hall 2)
  2. Dental School/Hygienist (Multipurpose Room A)
  3. Research (Sim conference Room)

3:45 pm                       Break

4:00 pm                       Panel (Lecture Hall 2)


For more information please contact aderouen@auburn.vcom.edu












Mark your calendars for 2016 Jr Mad Scientist!  Explore a variety of science make ad take projects, demonstrations, and activities for students aged 4 years through 5th grade.  Attendees will receive a passport to explore the world of science and will then visit booths where they will collect stamps and stickers.  When they have filled their passports, they will become an official Jr Mad Scientist!

Monday, October 24, 2016 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Agricultural Heritage Park Pavilion (the Big Red Barn) located on Donahue Drive in Auburn.  Using google maps, the pavilion is located here.

Join us for Hands-on experiments that demonstrate science for grades K4-5!  There is no fee to attend but you must registerYou can register online by visiting https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvkvs8p1Z4lxCANOCWf-9UGBFz8UrONe7952vN6CNUpFBGCA/viewform

Looking for a fun volunteer opportunity?  Email Bonnie Wilson at bonnie@auburn.edu if you'd like to volunteer.


The WISE Institute provides STEM Enrichment Activities for K-12 in a variety of ways.

WISE hosts a luncheon at the South's BEST Championship competition each fall for participating girls and female mentors. A guest speaker with an expertise in the area of each year's game gives a presentation about her career to luncheon attendees.

WISE enhances the Greater Eastern Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair by offering a panel discussion "Taking the Science and Engineering Fair into the Future" featuring a variety of accomplished scientists and engineers that share their experiences as a researcher with the participants and their families.

The WISE Coordinator serves as the Affiliate Director for Engineering for Project Lead the Way (PLTW).  PLTW is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative STEM education curricular programs used in middle and high schools across the U.S.  Students in PLTW programs create, design, build, discover, collaborate and solve problems while applying what they learn in math and science.  The hands-on, project-based engineering courses engage students on multiple levels, expose them to areas of study that they typically do not pursue and provide them with a foundation and proven path to college and career success.  The PLTW curriculum is founded in the fundamental problem-solving and critical-thinking skills taught in traditional career and technical education, but at the same time integrates national academic standards and STEM principles to create a model for 21st century learning. 

For additional information visit the PLTW website at www.pltw.org and the Auburn University PLTW website at www.auburn.edu/pltw.

pre-college programsPing pong ball launcher fun

If you are seeking someone to assist you or your organization with STEM ideas, speakers, or programs, contact us!  We are happy to share our love for science, technology, engineering and mathematics with the next generation of students.

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Last Updated: 1/26/2017