Innovative Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Strategy Project
"Encouraging STEM Careers with Innovation"
The iSTEM Strategy project at Morehouse College is designed to provide 6th, 7th, and 8th grade underrepresented students with an innovative approach to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning experiences to increase awareness of careers in STEM disciplines.
The iSTEM program will work with middle school students through the iSTEM Saturday Academy from September 2016 to April 2017 and a summer program from June to July 2017.
Morehouse College iSTEM is an academic program designed for grades 6-8 to increase their exposure to innovation and creativity in the STEM disciplines. iSTEM addresses the need to increase underrepresented minority students in the STEM workforce by inspiring, encouraging, supporting, and creating student interest in STEM at the secondary level.
This program also incorporates a strong entrepreneurial component and will develop students into future STEM business leaders who will not only participate in the STEM workforce, but also contribute to the expansion of a STEM based economy.
This program will engage students in a long-term (3 year) STEM technology program that incorporates STEM mentors and role models from academia and industry and will include the Saturday Academy during the academic year, a 4-5 week summer program, and hands-on field experience.
iSTEM Goals and Objectives
- Increase student awareness and knowledge of educational opportunities and careers in STEM disciplines.
- Increase student knowledge, skills, and practices represented in STEM and/or STEM workforce.
- Increase broadening participation of underrepresented populations in STEM programs and careers.
iSTEM Saturday Academy 2016-2017 Calendar
|September 10th & 24th|
|October 8th & 22nd|
|November 5th & 12th|
|December 3rd & 10th|
|January 14th & 28th|
|February 18th & 25th|
|March 11th & 25th|
|April 15th & 29th|
|Dr. Tarchell Caruthers & Dr. Yolanda McKee||Developmental Algebra (6th & 7th)|
|Mr. Art Williams & Mr. Gabreil Miller||Intermediate Algebra (8th & 9th)|
|Dr. Ruquanda Epps-Primas & Mr. Hajj Womack||Innovation Component|
|Dr. Georgene Bess Montgomery & Mr. Robert Edwards||English/Communication Component|
|Dr. Dwayne Joseph, Dr. Natasha Crosby & Mr. Lawrence Harris||Science Component|
Contact: 470.639.0493 Office; 404.222.2594 Fax
|Dr. Cynthia Trawick, Principal Investigator||Program Director|
|Dr. Tiffany Bussey||Co-Director|
|Dr. Willie Rockward||Co-Director|
|Mrs. Jamie P. Clayton||Program Manager|
Click here for the online application.
This project is funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) grant (DRL-1512957)