Sunday, August 21, 2016

Another AIM Conversation: Girls in STEM Education

Another great conversation produced by Michael Shea of AIM, this time featuring the following:
  Temi Adegboye, Computer Science at Howard University;
  Brian Moran, President and Founder of Boolean Girls;
  Brittany Greer, President and Founder of Rosie Riveters; and
  Dayana Hudson, Senior in Computer Science at George Mason University.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

An Engineering Education Discussion

From Producer Michael Shea at Arlington Independent Media, featuring the following:
Dr. Yaolin Fennell (Engineering Professor at Howard University);
Ms. Susie Armstrong (Sr. VP of Engineering at Qualcomm);
Dr. Elliot Douglas, Program Director for Engineering Education at NSF; and
Ms. Saura Naderi (Qualcomm Thinkabot Instructor).

Our Thinkabit Labs

Our Qualcomm-Virginia Tech Thinkabit Labs promote STEM skills and careers to students from upper elementary grades through graduate school.

Our World of Work Lab introduces students ages 10-14 to a growing variety of STEM careers, projected job growth, salary data, and education and certification qualifications.

Our Robocrafting Lab guides students through basic electronic circuits, simple programming of Arduino microcontrollers, introduction of sensors and small motors, and then sets them loose to create robots and programs and integrated arts and crafts.

Programs for high school and undergraduate students can range from technology-focused skills to advanced career exploration, to independent learning through skills-based internships.

Teacher-training and administrator-training takes place through workshops, extended professional development, and/or graduate coursework in integrative STEM education, computer science, education leadership, and a variety of other programs.

Our unusual creative/innovation space is also available to groups looking for an uncommon meeting space and can also be integrated with professor-led workshops or seminars.