STEAM Engine introduced students to Engineering Design Process (EDP), Computers and Networks, Aerospace Engineering, and Teamwork!
STEAM Engine introduced coding to elementary, middle and high school students.
Using a grant awarded by The Community Fund of Fredericksburg, STEAM Engine provided an extended learning program that explored Life Science, Engineering Design Process (EDP), Electricity, and Aerospace Engineering for nearly 20 students enrolled in the Virginia Refugee Student Achievement Project (VRSAP) in Fredericksburg, VA. In our first session with students, we used zSpace 3D technology to dissect the human eye and discovered the many layers while our hands-on activity taught how those who cannot see learn Braille. During our second session, we learned about the Engineering Design Process (EDP) where students identified a problem and then solved it. Our third session with the students was electric! Using zSpace 3D technology, we learned about how circuits work while our hands-on activity included use of circuit boards to discover the difference between an open and closed circuit. The fourth and final session with students was a BLAST! We introduced the students to Aerospace Engineering and helped them build their own paper rockets that we then shot off high into the sky!