STEMWoW Program

Wednesday, August 15, 2018post has video

  The National Science Foundation awarded University of San Diego a grant to develop and research a program to inspire young people to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. This STEM World of Work (STEMWoW) program will help youth explore their individual strengths, interests, and values, expose them to STEM careers, and engage them in rigorous hands-on STEM activities. The program centers on a youth summer STEM enrichment program (STEMWoW Summer Academy) and follow-up sessions during the academic year involve the families. 

The summer experience for Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) youth include:

  • STEM Hands-on Activities and Explorations including the creation of chain reaction machines, mathematics explorations through origami, unfamiliar visual problems, drawing and scaling activities, engineering design, and Robocrafting inspired by the need to improve our world by addressing issues of poverty, hunger, health, education, climate change, gender equality, water, sanitation, energy, environment and social justice.
  • The World of Work Activities: career exploration through investigating the main types of jobs available in San Diego, San Diego’s Five Priority Sectors (Advanced Manufacturing, Clean Energy, Health Care, Information Communication Technologies, and Life Sciences), learning about oneself, interviewing with STEM professionals, reflecting after each day’s activities, and crafting their individual career action plans.

The STEMWoW program has been featured on Telemundo!



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