Dec 10, 2018

Winter 2018 Programming & Projects!

Alternative Energy Source Project
Alternative Energy Source Project

Forum to Advance Minorities in Engineering, Inc.’s (FAME, Inc.) CORE STEM Fall/Spring Sessions are in full swing!  Students (grades 7-12) returned in October, 2018 and programs will continue to operate through May, 2019.  Throughout the school year, FAME, Inc. students will be engaged in rigorous Problem Based Learning (PBL) activities that focus on real world problems connected to English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, Technology, and Science Lecture & Lab.

FAME, Inc. is highlighting several of our 10th grade female students.  These young ladies are truly on the path to STEM discovery!  The four STEMist pictured are critically thinking and problem solving to develop an alternative energy source.  Rich discussion, along with research, analysis and tests, help our best and brightest girls improve their design model and ultimately complete their challenge.  FAME, Inc. is happy our students are able to have such vital learning experiences.  We are greatly looking forward to 2019 and would like to wish everyone from our Global Giving family a Happy Holiday and New Year!

Student's Bicycle Project
Student's Bicycle Project

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Oct 2, 2018

Falling into STEMulate Change!

Student Project Time
Student Project Time

Forum to Advance Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (FAME, Inc.) wrapped our 2018 STEMulate® Change Summer Sessions with a Culmination Ceremony that took place on Thursday, July 26th at John Dickinson High School. Summer Sessions for STEMulate® Change students (grades 4th to 6th) were held from Monday, June 18th in through Thursday, July 26th. Daily sessions took place from 8am to 3pm, Monday through Thursday. 2018 marked the second year FAME, Inc. was able to offer our six week Summer Sessions for STEMulate® Change students. During the summer of 2017, FAME, Inc. launched the program for students in STEMulate® Change. The six week Summer Sessions were a highly successful pilot program and in 2018, the program was replicated throughout the summer months while students were out-of-school. FAME, Inc. was not only able to continue Summer Sessions for STEMulate® Change, we were also able to grow the program 50% from 60 student enrolled in 2017 to 90 enrolled students in 2018!

In addition to wrapping the 2018 Summer Sessions, STEMulate® Change is falling into our autumn program schedule. On Thursday, September 27th FAME, Inc. attended the Baltz Elementary School’s "Back to School Open House" celebration to promote STEMulate® Change sessions. School year programming for Baltz Elementary students (grades 4th and 5th) will take place during after-school hours two times per week. Sessions will be held from October, 2018 in through December, 2018!

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Sep 17, 2018

Falling into STEM with FAME, Inc.!

Students Learning in Class!
Students Learning in Class!

The summer has come to a close and Forum to Advance Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (FAME, Inc.) is gearing up for our fall/spring session! The CORE STEM Enrichment Program is set to begin for students in grades 7 through 12 beginning in October, 2018 and ending in May, 2019. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) sessions will be held on the first and third Saturday of each month and will run from 9:00am-12:00pm at John Dickinson High School in Wilmington, Delaware. Throughout the school year, FAME, Inc. students will be engaged in rigorous Problem Based Learning (PBL) activities that focus on the following academic areas: English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, Technology, and Science Lecture & Lab. In addition to academic learning, students will also have the opportunity to visit local industry leaders to become introduced to real-life STEM professionals and careers!

During the summer of 2018, FAME, Inc. students visited the Delaware Biotechnical Institute (July 19), AstraZeneca (July 23), and Siemens (July 24). On site demonstrations in collaboration with scientists from Air Liquide (July 16) and Solenis (July 18) engaged students in hands-on experiments with the creation of paper and career explorations. Students also traveled to the Millennium Skate World in Camden, New Jersey on July 17 to participate in STEM activities related to motion, music, and movement. The Culmination/Graduation Ceremony for the 2018 summer session was held on Thursday, July 26. The ceremony closed out both our University of Delaware sessions (4 consecutive weeks) as well as our STEMulate® Change and CORE Enrichment sessions (6 consecutive weeks). The Summer programming started on Monday, June 18 and ended on Thursday, July 26.

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