Innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Workforce Development Project
Providing Black male students with STEM learning experiences.
The Innovative Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Workforce Development Project (iSTEM-WORK) is designed to provide Black male students with STEM learning experiences that will increase the students’ exposure to innovation and creativity in the STEM disciplines.
ISTEM-WORK will explore the influence of these opportunities on students’ interest by 1) increasing student engagement in technology rich STEM educational opportunities, 2) increasing student awareness and knowledge of educational opportunities and careers in STEM disciplines; 3) increasing student knowledge, skills and practices in STEM applications; and 4) increasing participation of underrepresented populations in STEM careers.
iSTEM-WORK engages Black male students in grades 6th - 10th in a three-year STEM technology program that includes a four-week summer program, hands-on field experience, and Saturday Academy during the academic year. The program began in summer 2021 and concludes following the fall 2023 session.
The Fall Saturday Academy meets during the months of August through December from 9 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.
The Spring Saturday Academy meets during the months of January through April from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Summer Academy meets:
June 5-30, 2023
Monday through Friday
9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
STEM-Work Project will provide underrepresented minority students with STEM challenging technological learning experiences that will increase exposure to innovation and creativity in STEM disciplines.
iSTEM-Work will explore the influence of opportunities on students’ interest by 1) increasing student awareness and knowledge of educational opportunities and careers in STEM disciplines; 2) increasing student knowledge, skills, and practices in STEM application; and 3) increasing participation of underrepresented populations in STEM career paths.
This project will engage Black Male students in grades 6 through 10 in a long-term (3 year) STEM technology program that will include a four-week Summer Program, Hands-on Field Experience, and Saturday Academy during the academic year. This program contains the following culturally sustaining elements: 1) academic and social integration; 2) knowledge and skill development; 3) support and motivation; and 4) academic and social advising, which supplement the formal education that participants receive within their classroom and ultimately impacts students’ confidence, academic outcome, and STEM career choices.
Increase STEM identity in Black Males
Increase the awareness and perception of STEM as a career
Increase broadening participation of underrepresented populations in STEM programs and careers
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Black male students currently in grades 7th-9th at any middle school in the Atlanta- metropolitan area.
Students will not reside on campus during the summer program
Students will participate in a STEM project-based learning curriculum that will include Science, Mathematics, Innovation, and English. Students will experience innovative instructional methodologies from college professors and conduct scientific research to investigate and solve real world problems.
- Completed Application
- Two(2) Letters of Recommendations
- Unofficial Transcript
We are not accepting applications at this time.
Natasha M. Crosby
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