Uses MATE's underwater robotics competition to engage and support the participation of middle and high school students in STEM. Provides professional development, curriculum, and other resources to teachers. Involves industry professionals and parents.
Over 70 teachers, 1800 high school students and 900 middle school students in urban and suburban RI and CT districts during the course of the program will interact with cutting edge research technologies related to exploring the global ocean.
One thousand 9-10th grade students and 30 teachers from urban schools will participate on inter-district teams via technology to solve employer challenge questions and prepare multi-media presentations based on STEM exhibits at the new CT Science Center.
STEM DIGITAL will enable 90 high school and middle school STEM teachers and their students to conduct environmental research aided by the analysis of images from digital cameras, scanners, and the Internet.
Through residential research experiences for high school students, and comprehensive workshops for science teachers, approximately 2000 students will generate and submit genetic data to the International Barcode of Life Initiative.
High schools students participate in "The Connecticut Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences" that fully integrates cyberlearning and content courses in math, science, digital arts/media, and technology.
Three hundred and fifty two middle and high school students in Hartford, CT gain IT skills in computer engineering and web applications by producing a DVD on IT careers, a project website, and by refurbishing computers for donation.