FLORIDA COURIER: Eric Green, a retired engineer for NASA, is making it his business to ensure that youth in Brevard County are exposed to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers.
During a recent tour of his STEM lab with a youth drone club in Brevard County Public Schools, called the Whirly Girls, Green talks about his program, STEM Tech Neighborhood Academy, with hopes that it will inspire area youth and prepare them for careers at NASA and in the engineering field.
STEM Tech students and children of the surrounding community joined their parents and the volunteers for an afternoon with Santa Claus! The center was filled with families and children to partake in the public meet-and-greet photo opportunity with Santa, including treats for those who had a photo taken. Check out some of the highlights below.
STEM TECH VOLUNTEER RECOGNIZED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL
November 2019 -
STEM Tech volunteer, Dyani was recently awarded for the competition and exhibition, Fall 2019 Undergraduate Research Exhibition held by Eastern Florida State College. Partnering with STEM Tech, and testing water from the area, her research project focused on water cleanliness and health in Brevard County's vulnerable communities. Click here to see photos from the exhibition.
STEM TECH IS INTRODUCED TO VIDEO GAME CREATION
November 2019 -
Students at STEM Tech visited the center on Friday evenings to make a custom 3-D game using the program Blender. The class introduced the basics of the Blender program, how to build a 3-D character, creating game actions, and ultimately ending with custom games and interior design projects for each student. Click below to view a video on Blender Games!
STEM TECH IN REGIONAL LEGO COMPETITION
February 17, 2019 -
STEM Tech participated in Polk State College's firstLEGO League Central Florida Regional Championship on Sunday, Feb. 17. The event brought together nearly 1,000 elementary and middle school students, as well as LEGO enthusiasts for a day focused on teamwork and innovation.