This August, incoming 5th and 6th grade GATE/excel students were given the opportunity to explore hands-on STEAM in their community. All of these students were hand-selected by their teachers to receive scholarships for this 2-week immersive and collaborative experience. Through hands-on art and design projects, students were able to experience real-life applications of STEM subjects and academic concepts - in a fun and engaging way!
Students studied propulsion and wind power through sailing (at the US Sailing Center), the creation of kites (with Dramatic Results) and the building of weather vanes (at The Growing Experience).
Here are some of the photos from that camp!
"I was thrilled to be able to pilot our Summer STEAM Institute to our GIFTED and Excel students from Barton, Garfield, and Grant this year," said Dramatic Results Program Coordinator Samai Khom, "We were able to open our kids up to a world of possibilities. Our kids had a wonderful time learning how to problem solve, collaborate in teams, and compete in a supportive environment with other kids who are passionate and 'nerdy' just like themselves! I wanted our kids to know that their interest in science can be a career choice ...and that, 'Yes! Science can be fun!'"
The United States Sailing Center - Long Beach, CA, is operated by the Pacific Coast Sailing Foundation, a nonprofit public benefit 501.c.3 California corporation, and is designated a US SAILING center by the United States Sailing Association, the national governing body for the sport of sailing.