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Science Fair: Title 1 Students Becoming Engineers
My students need supplies to perform science fair projects, including a LEGO Mindstorms kit. Having a love of science could allow these students to have a great future!
Have you ever looked into a kid's eyes and realized that they have so much more potential than anyone else sees? The first school wide science fair at our middle school is helping students reach their full potential. Through science and engineering we are helping our students reach their potential.
We are a Title 1 school with 96% of students on free and reduced lunch and 54% Native American.
We have a very transient student population. Native Americans have a historically low representation in the science and engineering communities. If we get these students excited about school, not only could that increase the graduation rate from high school, but would result in a higher number of Native Americans in science related fields.
I wish we could bring you to our school so you can see the impact that our science fair is having on our students already. We have students that are working with National Geographic Explorers, NASA and NOAA. Many students are interested in learning more about robotics. The LEGO Mindstorms will allow the students to learn how to program robots. Students want to program them to perform different tasks that solve a problem in their lives. The supplies requested are ones that our school can not afford to give the students to complete their projects.
Some of the students have never even thought of graduating high school, much less go to college. We now have students saying that they want to go into Chemistry or Electrical Engineering. Our science fair allows students to view themselves as scientists. If the students start believing that they are scientists now, then when they get to high school they will want to take more and harder science courses, which prepares them for success in college.
This donation doesn't affect only one classroom.
Every science teacher in the building is requiring their students to create a science fair project. This donation will impact 547 students many of whom would not expected to grow up and be engineers. We have students contacting community members to be mentors. Students called the mayor and he has agreed to judge the science fair. Our students have earned the right to call themselves scientists. Your donations will help inspire future engineers!
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