Mar 27, 2018

Spring into STEM with FAME's CORE Program!

FAME Seniors with Mrs. Belcher!
FAME Seniors with Mrs. Belcher!

Forum to Advance Minorities in Engineering's (FAME, Inc.) CORE STEM Enrichment school year session began in October 2017 and will conclude in May 2018. The Fall to Spring school year session for 2017-18 has been taking place two Saturdays per month (the first and the third), for all enrolled students from 7th to 12th grade. STEM sessions run from 9am-12pm at Alexis I. duPont High School in Wilmington, Delaware. Future sessions, including the 2018 six week summer session (grades 7-10) and Fall to Spring sessions for 2018-19 (grades 7-12) will take place at John Dickinson High School in Wilmington, DE.

During the Fall to Spring school year session, FAME students have been engaged in rigorous Problem Based Learning (PBL) activities that focus on the following academic areas: 1.) English Language Arts (ELA), 2.) Mathematics, 3.) Technology, 4.) Science lecture, and 5.) Science lab. In addition to enrichment programming, students also benefit from other supportive services, such as: internship opportunities; scholarships; college preparation and SAT test workshops; peer counseling; job readiness/workforce development workshops; awards ceremonies; and field trips to interact with top executives, engineers, scientists, and technology specialists working for Fortune 500 organizations. Many of these professionals are FAME alumni. The combination of these efforts helps to fully prepare, promote, and motivate students and infuse institutions of higher education (colleges/universities) with highly competitive and successful students.

FAME would like to take a moment to recognize our 2018 graduating seniors who are all going places! Below is a list of their collective accepted universities and prospective majors.

FAME Seniors’ Accepted University List:

  • Neumann University
  • Jefferson University
  • Louisiana State University
  • University of Delaware (Honors Program)
  • Saint John's University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Spelman College
  • Hampton University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Delaware State University
  • Morgan State University
  • Morehouse College
  • Xavier University
  • Saint Joseph’s University
  • Xavier University
  • Mount St. Mary's University
  • University of Hartford 
  • Lincoln University 
  • Saint Augustine University

FAME Seniors' Prospective Major List:

  • Nursing
  • Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Civil Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering    
  • Chemistry
  • Physical Therapy

FAME looks forward to hearing from our other graduating seniors to see where everyone officially plans to attend for Fall 2018!

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Jan 10, 2018

STEMulate Change at Silver Lake!

Students using Coding Directions to Navigate Maze
Students using Coding Directions to Navigate Maze

Forum to Advance Minorities in Engineering’s (FAME, Inc.) STEMulate® Change Outreach Initiative provides educational experiences for students by exposing them to STEM learning opportunities. This program is designed to motivate young students to enroll in higher level classes and build their confidence and capacity to be successful. During the Fall/Winter of 2017 and 2018, STEMulate® Change students at Silver Lake Elementary School have been engaged in rigorous Problem Based Learning (PBL) lessons that promote hands-on activities and STEM learning.

Fall/Winter 2017 and 2018 sessions at Silver Lake are being held from November 28, 2017 in through January 10, 2018. During this time, participating students are learning about the STEM Icon Gerald Lawson who was an electronic engineer and famous video game pioneer who helped develop the first cartridge-based home video game console system.

STEMulate® Change Program Coordinator, Ms. Rose Porter said, “Students began to engage and learn about coding through a hands-on project working with kid friendly computer kits called KANOs. They learned how to build, utilize, and code the KANO computers. We did this activity in teams to allow students to acclimate themselves to some of their peers they aren’t always around or familiar with. As they continued, one student noted how both of her parents were engineers, so the task at hand would come as second nature to her. Working with another young man, he began to express his lack of understanding to what an engineer even was. They began to work and as she went right into building and talking him through it, her partner began by reading the instructions with the manual provided. It wasn’t until half way through the project they hit a road block in their progress. The young lady was stumped with no answers and it wasn’t until the young man interjected that she exalted, ‘Wow! You could be an engineer too. I don’t know how you figured that out.’ To his surprise, he smiled and replied ‘I can!’.”

FAME, Inc., one of the nation’s oldest non-profit STEM education organizations, helps motivate students to succeed in the science and math required for acceptance in colleges of engineering and prepares them to succeed in technical careers.  Donald L. Baker II, CEO of FAME, Inc. said, “FAME has 42 years of proven success. Alumni have been successful in education and corporate jobs and that is why parents put their trust and faith in our programs.” Additional STEMulate® Change sites are slated for Winter/Spring 2018 including Thomas Edison Charter School and others!

Coding Directions #2
Coding Directions #2

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Dec 27, 2017

Winter with FAME's CORE Program!

National Museum of African American History
National Museum of African American History

Forum to Advance Minorities in Engineering's (FAME, Inc.) CORE STEM Enrichment school year session began on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The Fall to Spring school year session for 2017-18 will take place two Saturdays per month (the first and the third), for all enrolled students from 7th to 12th grade. STEM sessions will run from 9am-12pm at Alexis I. duPont High School in Wilmington, Delaware.

During the Fall to Spring school year session, FAME students will be engaged in rigorous Problem Based Learning (PBL) activities that focus on the following academic areas: 1.) English Language Arts (ELA), 2.) Mathematics, 3.) Technology, 4.) Science lecture, and 5.) Science lab. In addition to academic learning, students also have the opportunity to visit local industry leaders to become introduced to real-life STEM professionals and careers. FAME is fortunate to have companies such as DuPont, AstraZeneca, Dow, Ashland, and Fraunhofer (just to name a few) right in our backyard!

In addition to site visits to industry leaders, FAME students were also given the incredible opportunity to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. on Saturday, December 16, 2017. During this field trip, students were able to gather together to learn and honor the many contributions of African Americans within the sciences and society! The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016 as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution.

FAME is so happy our students were able to have this wonderful experience. We are greatly looking forward to 2018 and would like to wish everyone from our Global Giving family a Happy Holiday and New Year!

FAME Student in DC
FAME Student in DC

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