STEM Equity Initiative for Rural Students

Date: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019 to Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Resource Type:
Project Descriptions
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Summer and Extended Camps
Audience: 
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
General STEM
Access and Inclusion: 
Rural
Organization:
Science Mill
Description: 

Science Mill will pilot an expansion of its STEM Equity Initiative for urban communities by introducing summer STEM career immersion camps for students in grades 3 to 8 in rural, underserved Texas communities. Developed by the museum's educators and taught by science teachers, the camps introduce students to real-world STEM careers and teach what it means to be a STEM professional. The project team will create new curriculum to support the week-long camps. Reaching up to 120 students, the camps feature team challenges, project-based designing and building, and daily hands-on content engagement through inquiry-based activities. Students will focus on different STEM fields each day with a goal to build their confidence and spark lifelong curiosity in STEM. During the school year, campers will participate in local STEM clubs, engaging in hands-on activities that continue to reinforce excitement in STEM learning.

Funder(s): 
IMLS
Funding Program: 
Inspire! Grants for Small Museums
Award Number: 
MA-15-19-0179-19
Funding Amount: 
$49,686

Team Members

Mahek ShaikhMahek ShaikhPrincipal Investigator

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