Great STEM Opportunities December 9th @ AAE

Great STEM Opportunities in December @ AAE
Posted on 12/01/2017
Students engaged in STEM fun

CREC’s Academy of Aerospace and Engineering and the Greater Hartford Academy of Math and Science, in collaboration with the Connecticut Computer Science Teachers Association (CTCSTA – www.ctcsta.org ), invite middle and high school boys   and girls to two special STEM programs both being held on December 9th at the AAE Campus . The two programs are Women in STEM-C  and Minority Boys Code

Women in STEM-C promises to be a fun and engaging event to promote STEM education for girls and highlight the role Computer Science plays in supporting all fields of endeavor in our digital world.  Girls will work in teams to participate in activities in the areas of Chemistry, Engineering, Microbiology and Computer Science. The activities will support teamwork, planning and lateral thinking. This event is inspired by a similar event hosted by female students from Connecticut College who created the Women in Science program to show high school girls how to enjoy themselves while applying the basic themes of science in a practical and experimental context. Previous year’s events can be seen at https://sites.google.com/site/womeninstemc/home

The Second event is the Minority Boys Code day. The Minority Boys Code event is to excite boys to see that they need Computer Science and to recognize that they need to learn how to program a computer.  It promises to be a fun, engaging and empowering event to promote Computer Science for boys and highlight the role Computer Science plays in supporting all fields of endeavor in our digital world. Boys will work in teams to participate in activities that support teamwork, planning and lateral thinking. While doing team challenges they will build interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills and persevere in problem solving. The website  to find out more information   https://sites.google.com/site/mboyscode/home

 Both of these events will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 to mark the end of the Computer Science Education week (https://csedweek.org/). 

  Please pass this information to any interested Middle or High School Girls or Minority Boys

GO TO our AAE Calendar and click on the December 9th to get further information and registration forms