STEM Center for Education and Career Development
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new STEM Center for Education and Career Development, a Museum initiative that seeks to prepare students for success by raising the level of STEM education, instruction and career interest and to create a science literate community by increasing awareness of and engagement in STEM.
To accomplish these goals, the STEM Center will offer a number of specialized opportunities to advance knowledge and engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
The goal of each of these programs is to provide firsthand experiences for youth to build self-confidence, sense of self, interpersonal communication and leaderships skills, and to inspire youth by cultivating and furthering an interest in STEM education and careers.
Programs in Process:
- Two-year internships for high school juniors. Students will earn volunteer service
hours, college credit, learn how to build an APP and receive a stipend while
advancing their knowledge in STEM subjects, see attached flyer.
- Extended Learning Opportunities for 75 sixth grade ‘bubble’ students. Crystal Lake
Middle School and the Museum will offer Discovering Success: An Initiative to
Increase High School Graduation through STEM as part of the Community
Foundation of Broward ‘s School is Cool movement. Students will be immersed in
real-life STEM experiences at school and at the Museum, and family participation
and support will be encouraged in a variety of ways.
UPCOMING STEM EVENTS
Aviation Academy Internshipfor 10th and 11th Grade Students
March 4, 11, 18, 25 & April 1, 2017
The Museum of Discovery and Science is partnering with JetBlue to highlight the importance of STEM in the aviation industry. Interns will be exposed to new technologies and research including behind-the-scenes access to restricted areas in aviation related facilities. They will also have the unique opportunity to interact with professionals at the Museum and in the workplace to discuss various careers in aviation, aviation technology, and physics of flight. Participants will earn volunteer hours.
Participant Fees: $225 for Museum members / $250 for non-members
Call 954.713.0930 to make a reservation.
STEM Home School Classes for Grades 3 to 5
January 30, 2017 Smallest Forms of Life
February 27, 2017 South Florida’s Waterways
March 27, 2017 Lost Egypt
April 24, 2017 Sky’s the Limit
May 22, 2017 Let’s play with Polymers
Fee: $15 person (student or adult).
More information: http://www.mods.org/stem/stem.html
Contact our Reservations Department at 954-713-0930
Educator Guide on-line http://www.mods.org/groups/index.htm
Sun-Sentinel Article on MODS STEM APP-titude Program - CLICK HERE
What is STEM? The simplest definition is what it stands for, which is science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.