FIRST LEGO League Junior is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO.
Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.” Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of 20 or more students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with a FIRST Championship.
FIRST Robotics Competition Team 980, is an award-winning, non-profit organization of dedicated mentors and sponsors working with students (through Grade 12) in a fast-paced robotics project. Each year, FIRST creates a new game to stimulate students’ critical thinking skills, providing an environment that encourages growth in problem-solving and teamwork. The team engages students with professional mentors with years of experience in advanced development projects and business management. The students also perform important non-engineering functions for the team, developing skills in marketing, communications, finance, and sound business practices.
FIRST Tech Challenge teams (up to 15 team members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format. Participants have access to tens of millions of dollars in college scholarships. Each season concludes with regional championship events and an exciting FIRST Championship.
Fulton Science Academy Private School envisions a pre-K through 12th grade nationally ranked and recognized school serving advanced and gifted student populations committed to academic success, civic responsibility, and high ethical values within a safe environment that celebrates diversity and is supported by the collaborative efforts of its stakeholders and the broader community. Their mission is to engineer an educational framework designed for the highest academic results and enduring strength of character utilizing an innovative STEAM curriculum for college preparedness and lifelong student success.
Future Problem Solving of California is an Affiliate of Future Problem Solving Program International [http://www.fpspi.org], an educational nonprofit focusing on the development of critical, creative and futuristic thinking skills.
Although FPS enhances students’ awareness of current issues, the main goal is to develop higher order thinking skills. By challenging students to apply their minds to some of the most significant issues facing the world of today and in the future, we help equip them with the vision, skills and tools to design and promote positive outcomes for society at local, regional and global scales.
Futuros Radiantes/Bright Futures is Discovery Cube’s award-winning, successful, Early Learners program designed for low-income parents of children six and under to help their children become school ready, develop their complex language and reading skills in English and Spanish, understand number sense, and incorporate science-thinking skills. By increasing parents’ understanding of how young children learn, they will be better equipped to help their children be developmentally ready to learn and better prepared to succeed in school and life. The parent-only model is designed for parents to learn how to engage with and teach their children reading and STEM skills at home.
The Research Scholar Program for High School Students offers the opportunity for high school teachers and students to perform research on the forefronts of polymer science and technology together with Garcia faculty and staff. The goal of the Garcia pre-college programs is to convey to young students and their teachers the excitement of polymer materials research, to suggest possible career options, and to provide the opportunity to use polymer science to enhance the regular science teaching curriculum.
Girls Garage is a one-of-a-kind design and building program and dedicated work space for girls ages 9-17. Located in Berkeley, California, it offers after-school programs, summer camps, and workshops.
Girls Who Code offers a free 7-week summer program for current 10th-11th grade girls to learn coding and get exposure to tech jobs. Each week the program covers projects related to computer science, such as art, storytelling, robotics, video games, web sites, and apps. Participants will also hear from guest speakers, participate in workshops, connect with female engineers and entrepreneurs, and go on field trips. The program culminates in a final project where students build their own product and share it with the class.
Join Horizons Unlimited as they explore science, technology, engineering, and math in an interactive, hands-on manner while exploring all the things STEAM has to offer! Students who will enter 6th, 7th, or 8th grade and have been identified by their school for participation in a gifted program or have been recommended by a teacher may apply.
This summer, explore a top campus, make friends as you master new tech skills, and join a community of 275,000 iD Tech students and alumni who are organizing robotics clubs, starting companies, founding nonprofits, and landing jobs at tech powerhouses like Facebook and Google. For 18 years, it has been their mission to empower the next generation of coders, app developers, game designers, engineers, and innovators.
Programs at the Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (IMACS) are designed to expand your child’s mind through the development of critical thinking, logic and reasoning skills. IMACS offers after-school, weekend, summer, homeschool, and online courses
For nearly two decades, students from around the world have competed in the Imagine Cup, Microsoft’s global technology competition just for students, for the chance to win mentorship, networking opportunities, free travel, cash, and other prizes, not to mention the coveted trophy. But the Imagine Cup is more than just a tech competition. It’s a chance to work with friends, gain new skills, and meet other students who want to make a difference.
INROADS College Links is a college and career readiness program for high school students interested in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) and Business Careers, with locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati and Washington, DC.
Northern Kentucky University’s Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies serves high potential and gifted youth, their parents, and educators. Formally established in 2008, the Institute focuses on their mission of being a comprehensive and valued source for gifted and high potential youth, their parents, and educators in the regional community. The Institute has a reputation for excellence in providing educational opportunities for students, developing innovative curriculum, providing quality professional development for parents and educators, and conducting rigorous research. In addition to their services, the Institute maintains collaborative, meaningful partnerships with businesses, community agencies, and educational institutions in support of high potential and gifted youth.
International CyberFair is an award-winning, authentic learning program used by schools and youth organizations around the world. Students conduct research about their local communities and use digital media to publish their findings online. Recognition is given to the best projects in each of eight categories: local leaders, businesses, community organizations, historical landmarks, environment, music, art, and local specialties.
The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program is a tri-service – U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force – sponsored STEM competition which promotes original research and experimentation in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at the high school level and publicly recognizes students for outstanding achievement. By connecting talented students, their teachers, and research professionals at affiliated symposia and by rewarding research excellence, JSHS aims to widen the pool of trained talent prepared to conduct research and development vital to our nation.
The Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS) is the state’s premier residential early college program for high school juniors and seniors. The Academy was established by legislative action in 2006 by SB139 and is designed to promote STEM education.
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Kids Environment Kids Health is a resource for kids, parents, and teachers to find fun and educational materials related to health, science, and the environment.
Kids That Code offers unique programs in which children will be introduced to computer programming, game development, website creation, electronics, and much more.
LifeSmarts, the ultimate consumer challenge, is an educational opportunity for students in 6th-12th grade. This competition prepares students to enter the real world as smart adult consumers. Participants focus on five key topic areas: consumer rights and responsibilities, the environment, health and safety, personal finance, and technology.
MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory Radar Introduction for Student Engineers (LLRISE) program is a summer workshop teaching students how to build small radar systems. This summer STEM program is a FREE two-week residential project-based enrichment program for outstanding students currently in their junior year in high school.
Based in the Santa Clara Valley of California, Lyceum aims is to inspire and challenge gifted students in all fields of the arts, sciences and humanities, helping them develop their potential while encouraging and assisting parents, teachers, and counselors to do the same. Constituents, once members, can register for seminars and events.
The Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University offers summer camp programs for students in 6th through 12th grades. These summer camps are authentically Lyle, as the facilities, staff, and curriculum are all unique to the Lyle School of Engineering. Camps provide a creative environment for students to learn the fundamentals of engineering through hands-on, interactive team projects.