The Program Objective: The purpose of the program is to foster youth interest in the arts and technology with a focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). After being exposed to STEAM-related activities, we seek to examine whether there is an increased desire within youth to learn and seek higher education in these areas and to discover their many applications.
Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) are often the basis for new product innovation and improvement. Therefore, we believe that it is important that the next generation of scientists, engineers, artists and mathematicians are exposed to these areas of study at an early age. It is our perspective that is important to understand how to get students interested in STEAM as today’s students are tomorrow’s innovators. To this end DEAM has designed an interactive program to increase interest in these areas. Studies have shown that Generation NeXt learns differently than previous generations.
The Program: A half day of interactive, fun, and educational activities. Beginning at 9AM the students will follow interactive, hands-on modules each lasting 30 to 40 minutes. Participants will be assigned to either the Art track or the Tech track. The day will end with lunch and fun activities. Students will leave inspired and with a bag filled with program-related goodies. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Funded by Miami, FL (September 2017)