Here are a few past events and programs previously offered through STEM.
Cascade United Methodist Church – God’s Robots
This Series of Lessons are designed to enrich the lives of young people both spiritually and academically. The Bible Lessons and Robotics Curriculum are connected to maximize not only the student’s learning of the material, but also the retention of the material. Our Saved, Spirit-Led, Talented Instructors and Workshop Assistants all have a passion for helping young people discover the joy of STEM through Robotics.
There are Four Phases in our Program with each Phase spanning 6 Sessions. Each Phase builds on the next, therefore giving the students challenging, fun, engaging and Standards-Based Skills in Math and Technology. The Robotics Curriculum is modified from the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy and has been shown to have tremendous success in fine-tuning and advancing the knowledge of students. At the end of each phase, each team will compete in a mini-competition to complete a challenge. A unique aspect of our program is the inclusion of a Black STEM History Component wherein the young people will learn about pioneers and little known inventors and be inspired by their greatness.
V-103/WAOK and Let Us Make Man Town Hall Meeting
This Town Hall Meeting was a huge community effort to open the dialogue between young people, parents, community leaders, and the larger Atlanta community. STEM Compass, Inc. was the only youth program that was invited to be share its program offerings during the meeting. Hundreds of persons in the community were present and saw firsthand the positive impact STEM can make in the lives of young people even before their first exposure to the Juvenile Justice system.
Morehouse School of Medicine Healthy Living Community Engagement Day
Community Day on Saturday, Sept 13, 2014
In conjunction with the inaugural events for Dr. Montgomery Rice, Morehouse School of Medicine’s first African American female President, hundreds of children and families enjoyed a day-long health fair on the campus of Morehouse School of Medicine. Guests participated in a full day of activities including health screenings, fitness demonstrations, and a CoverGirl® #GirlsCan Women’s Empowerment Town Hall. STEM Compass, Inc. was given an invitation to participate and provide attendees with an exposure to the fun and relevance of STEM.
STEM Career Days
Agnes Jones Elementary will hosted a Career Awareness Day on Friday, October 4, 2013 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and STEM Compass, Inc. was invited to share with their students.
Summer Transportation Institute – in Partnership with Clark Atlanta University
STEM Compass, Inc. was privileged to be invited to provide programming for students in the Summer Transportation Institute at Clark Atlanta University. Nearly 30 students are participating in the 2015 program. In an effort to address the need for a diverse workforce in the 21st Century and to create an awareness of the career choices and opportunities that exist in the transportation industry, the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) established the National Summer Transportation Institute Program. In this program, middle and high school students participate in a series of academic and practical experiences designed to motivate them toward professions in the transportation industry. The students spend a week building their own robotic vehicle and programming it to overcome the normal obstacles encountered by a driver. The program shows the students what type of professionals the transportation industry employs: administrators, political scientists, social scientists, computer scientists, as well as engineers (mechanical, electrical, civil, etc.). Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is one of over 45 universities around the country that offers a Summer Transportation Institute (STI). Participants at CAU are also provided with mathematics, science, and technological enrichment to enable them to pursue a career in transportation.
At CAU, the program is designed for upcoming 9th through 12th grade students with a minimum grade point average of 3.00. Students must express a sincere interest in science, engineering, or mathematics, or any related field pertinent to transportation in their application. The program at CAU began in 1997 and was one of only 15 at that time to be funded by the FHWA promoting transportation by motivating high school students to attend college and obtain a degree in any related fields. In the past 15 years, over 200 students have participated and complete the program. Partcipants are normally from the north Georgia area but there have been participants from as far away as the Virgin Islands, California, New York, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. CAU partners with various transportation agencies to ensure that the students get a good overview of rail, ground, marine, and air transportation. These agencies are the Federal Highway Administration’s Georgia Division, the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Authority, the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, the Georgia Ports Authority, and the Savannah District of the Corps of Engineers. There are many other agencies and companies that also contribute to the program on a yearly basis. STI’s success can be attributed to the consistency in the program’s administration throughout the 15 years of existence at CAU. Dr. Peter Molnar ( Computer Information Science) and Mr. Carlos Garza (Physics) have been involved with the program in all but the first 3 years of the program. In addition, the program not only brings in speakers but also provides visits to various transportation entities, such as the Atlanta Regional Commission, MARTA, the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Traffic Management Center, the Georgia Ports Authority’s Savannah Port of Entry for cargo ships, and Albany State University (ASU) in South Georgia.