Interdisciplinary: Environment, Earth & Engineering (ID3E!) Virtual STEM Academy - hosted by the Southwest Indiana STEM Resource Center at USI
Description: Join us this summer for a month of exciting problem-based engineering activities focused on the dynamic relationships that exist between humans, earth and the environment. Each weekly topic will be introduced by a special guest speaker with extensive field experience from the USI community who will lay the groundwork for your child to solve real-world problems using their own critical thinking and engineering skills at home. Topics include bridge building, water insecurity, earthquakes and flooding. Also interwoven into ID3E! will be opportunities for participants to sketch, draw, photograph, read topic-related children's books, learn about the geography and cultures of other countries, and hear about some cool STEM-based and youth-lead initiatives in the southwest Indiana region.
Audience: This experience has been designed for children in grades 3 - 5 (fall of 2020); however, younger students may participate with additional assistance from an adult at home. Older students are also welcome to participate or serve as a mentor for a younger student.
Dates: June 2 - June 26, 2020 (Virtual meetings will take place each Tuesday and Friday morning. Participants will work independently on the weekly STEM and BINGO Challenges at home.)
Cost: Free; however, materials for students are not provided. There are items that families must provide in order for participants to fully engage with the program. A material list is provided at https://www.usi.edu/science/southwest-indiana-stem/id3e-summer-stem-academy/.
Registration Deadline: May 29, 2020
Tuesday, June 2 to 12:00amVirtual Event