This project will provide science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) training and activities to 1,200 students and their families to help bridge the science gap.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The 21st century demands a high-tech workforce and those who are not prepared are left behind. There is a major shortage of young people entering STEM fields today and the US needs a proficient next generation of STEM explorers to keep up with the rest of the world. Preparing students for STEM careers will provide a solid workforce for vital military, government and industry jobs, as well as future great thinkers.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project will provide opportunities to students and their families to gain exposure to science, engineering and related careers through education and training, hands-on activities and field trips.
Potential Long Term Impact
The project will provide STEM training and activities to 1,200 Greater Washington DC area students and their families. We will utilize the NASA SEMAA model that has proven it can close the achievement gap and inspire a more diverse student body.
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,075
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,075 . The original project funding goal was $95,000.