Audrey, Sharon, Zander, Aaron, Ivy, and Dustin are our lead Robotics Public Relation Team. They planned the 3 previous Rookie Training Days that invite local 3rd-8th grade students to visit the high school and learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic).
Their enthusiasm and motivation to help the community began when they started Rookie Training Day. My students made fliers to local elementary and middle school students to attend the event. After 3 events, my students have inspired 82 students and 51 parents to learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic) and Robotics. With that in mind, they would like lead a 5-day STEM summer camp for our students in the community. My students will teach 3rd-8th grade students how to use Lego Mindstorms to plan, engineering, build, and program their robot. The event will be held at the high school so the younger students can get a glimpse of high school atmosphere.
My students will learn to be responsible and professional member of the community. It is important for students to understand the importance of community and giving back.
Students will also learn public speaking skills, communication skills, and business etiquette. Public speaking skills are necessary for college presentation, future interviews, and self-confidence.
They will also learn how to connect and interpret their knowledge of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic) to the younger students. Knowledge is the first level of learning. The second level of learning is having the ability to interpret and reorganize the knowledge for others to understand. This project will definitely allow my students to practice this skill for the future.
In Their Own Words
My team is trying to share the amazing ability and creativity of robotics to the local students in our community. We would like to expose STEM to the younger students so they will not be afraid or nervous to learn it when they enter high school.
I will be teaching the STEM summer camp to 3rd-8th grade students. With my teacher's help, my team will plan 1-week lessons to teach students how to build and program the Lego Mindstorm and finally compete on the last day of camp. We will teach the young students the meaning of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, Enthusiasm, & Motivation (STEM). Combining the two acronyms, we created the name of the Summer Camp: STEM^2 (STEM squared).
Many students in our community do not have the drive and family support to attend college. Students in our community come from divorce families or families that are financially unstable. The importance of higher education and college readiness will improve the community culture and provide guidance to students with non-traditional homes. We would like to expose science, technology, and math (STEM) to the students in our community to encourage higher education and college readiness.
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