During the school year several STEM/STEAM programs are offered. Each current program is summarized below:
♦ The STEM Initiative team functions as a NSBE, Jr. Chapter (National Society of Black Engineers Junior Chapter). The junior chapter has access to rexources of NSBE such as persons with specific STEM expertise as well as a subscription to the NSBE BRIDGE Quarterly Magazine. The cost for NSBE Jr membership is $5 per year. STEM activities and field trips are held throughout the year. The activities feature a science, technology, engineering, or math oriented project or field trip. We require participants to arrive on time so that projects can start in a timely manner.
♦ Coding Classes are held in the fall and spring each year for grades K-3. There are 5 sessions that are 2 hours in duration. Children learn to code in using programs such as SCRATCH and TYNKER. Current classes are scheduled for Saturdays from 12-2 pm. The cost of the classes is $25, includes a tee shirt and lunch.
♦ Robotics Teams: Four Rivers is a sponsor of two First Lego League Robotics Teams (Four Rivers Elementary STEM Team & Four Rivers Middle STEM Team). The teams consist of students in grades 4-8 and are funded by the Department of Defense and Boeing Corporation. Current team meetings are Saturdays are 12-2 pm.
♦ Virtual STEM Series: Four Rivers volunteers host monthly Virtual STEM sessions for children in grades k-8. These sessions are in partnership with Boeing and Roper St. Francis Hospital. During the sessions the children complete a STEM project and are guided by the Boeing, Roper St Francis and Four Rivers volunteers.
The sessions are held via Zoom. The Zoom meeting details are below:
Zoom Meeting ID: 353 927 5459
Service fees for these programs are subject to change based on status of awarded grants.