One thousand rural, suburban and urban students, grades 4-5 in MD, VA and DC, will participate in STEM simulation adventures, engineering challenges and writing exercises that include 21st century skill and delivered into classrooms via the cloud.
During the three-year project, approximately 1,000 rural and urban elementary and middle school students will engage in a broad range of project activities - from 3D computer modeling and game design (grades 4-5), to flight simulation using drones.
Three middle/high after-school programs in Maryland will be trained to bring Makerspace thinking to their informal education programs to introduce a tech component and supported with a discovery-based maker course for their youth.
350 youth (grades 2-5), 100 caregivers, 16+ librarians, and 16+ engineers participate in a library education program centered on engaging youth with age-appropriate, technology-rich STEM learning experiences fundamental to the engineering process.
Over 700 rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in Baltimore City Schools will participate in a 6-week summer learning program that informs students about STEM careers while preparing them to take a virtual Algebra I course during the school year.
30 educators learn to facilitate teacher workshops which enable 900 teachers nationwide to implement geospatial technology-integrated lessons with 27,000 6-12 grade students to increase 21st century skills, GST career awareness and engagement
Eleven Maryland teachers in rural, urban and suburban high schools will engage approximately 660 freshman students in soft robotics education to study changes in student self-efficacy, motivation and career interest.