Ensuring that every student can thrive in the regional STEM economy

Our work revolves around four pillars of STEM education:

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Creating a STEM Culture

by building STEM awareness and promoting opportunities

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Empowering STEM Teachers

by building STEM awareness and promoting opportunities

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Integrating Business and Education

to provide authentic STEM experiences for students and teachers

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Ensuring High-Quality STEM Experience

that promote the region’s STEM workforce

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Engineering in the Classroom

Video Conversation: Say Yes to Engineering - Overcoming Six Common Fears with Christine Cunningham

Do you like the idea of including engineering education in the classroom but are overwhelmed by perceived obstacles?

Christine Cunningham has worked with hundreds of elementary and middle school educators to develop strategies to overcome those hurdles.

Check out the archived video to learn how to find the time, prepare materials, and manage student expectations while getting tips on how to handle a diverse array of ideas, grade effectively and make sure that no one gets left behind.

Joining her is Nancy Yocom de Romero, a middle school educator, who was one of the first teacher colloaborators with Engineering is Elementary.

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Dollar Bay SOAR

This teacher has interwoven elements of a high school enterprise program, First Robotics, Modeling, Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative, and CTE.

www.dollarbay.k12.mi.us/article/soar

The Student Organization of Aquatic Robotics (SOAR) is a student-run, non-profit business that works to improve the local watershed. SOAR is composed of DB-TC students in grades 9 - 12. Anyone is able to join the robotics team to help aid in the engineering, design, and programming of aquatic robots.

In 2011, math/science teacher, Matt Zimmer, created a robotics class that would function in a number of ways. For starters, the class had real-world problem solving applications; specifically, the class helps to aid in the ecology and sustainability of local lakes and waterways. SOAR is a project-based class that allows students to design and create underwater robotics using technology like computer programming, machining, and 3-D printing.

The DB-TC robotics team is nationally recognized for their efforts. SOAR was the recipient of the National Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service in exemplary contributions to the local watershed. The SOAR team engineered an aquatic robot to be used at Isle Royale to help locate zebra mussels in efforts to keep invasive species out of the Great Lakes. SOAR teamed up with the National Park Service and Isle Royale National Park to give students a chance to solve real-world problems with real-world solutions.

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Goodwill Industries-mentoring and job training

At the I-275 Industrial Council Meeting today, Goodwill Industries presented on their "Flip the Script" program. This program serves young men and women ages 16-30. It gives them mentoring and job training that can lead to certifications such as welding.

goodwilldetroit.org/services/for-individuals/flip-the-script/

For more information on all the programs of Goodwill Industries, go to:

goodwilldetroit.org/services/for-individuals/career-centers/
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Goodwill Industries-mentoring and job training

At the I-275 Industrial Council Meeting today, Goodwill Industries presented on their Flip the Script program. This program serves young men and women ages 16-30. It gives them mentoring and job training that can lead to certifications such as welding.

https://goodwilldetroit.org/services/for-individuals/flip-the-script/

For more information on all the programs of Goodwill Industries, go to: 

https://goodwilldetroit.org/services/for-individuals/career-centers/
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