STEM Equity Initiative for Rural Students

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

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.

Funding Program: 
Inspire! Grants for Small Museums
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Team Members

Mahek ShaikhMahek ShaikhPrincipal Investigator

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