Center for STEM Education News:
Girls Only Mini-STEM Workshop
More than 80 girls from NY, NJ, CT, and PA spent the day Saturday 8 March 2014 participating in our first annual Girls Only Mini-STEM Workshop. The girls spent time with West Point Cadets and Faculty members engaging in hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics sessions.
CSE Conducted a STEM Workshop on November 2, 2013 at McKinley High School.
Cadets Sellena Samual '14 and Kendall Hamm '15
The event was sponsor by The Tiger Woods Foundation, a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide educational programs and college access for underserved youth. During the daylong event, Cadets mentored the students as they learned about – GPS and Surveying, Overhead Remote Sensing and Stereo Viewing (stereoscopes and anaglyphs), and Terrestrial Imaging (Immersive Imagery and Geo-tagging Smart-Phones. During the Exposition students also learned how to use the Bridge Designer Software and how to register for the qualifying contest which begins in January.
What are the greatest challenges facing the world today?
Protecting our environment, responding to climate change, developing new sources of energy, repairing our crumbling infrastructure, providing safe drinking water in the developing world, and enhancing human health through biotechnology: These are just a few examples of important problems that can only be solved through science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Yet the U.S. is falling behind other countries in developing the STEM talent needed to tackle these challenges. Founded in 2009, the West Point Center for STEM Education (CSE) is responding to this need with programs designed to inspire, attract, and develop STEM talent for America. Our work is integrated with Army and Department of Defense programs that are also dedicated to enhancing STEM education.
Middle School STEM Workshop
Good News! The Center for STEM Education is happy to announce dates for our 2014 Middle School STEM Workshop. This year our workshop will be held June 2-5, 2014. APPLY NOW!