Spring, 2020 Semester
A. STEM FIELD TRIPS - SPRING SESSION 2020
1. Science Discovery Day at UDC
March 6, 2020
Students will participate in. a workshop series guided by college professors, students, and other professionals in the Science Community. Students will visit Science and Engineering laboratories where they will learn and actively engage in how to investigate topics related to Life Science, Physical Science and Engineering. They will also have the opportunity to talk to current UD students about the path from middle school to college.
2. National Museum of Health and Medicine
March 20, 2020
Silver Spring, MD
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Head trauma is one of the Museum specialities. During a week in March it offers special activities tailored to middle school students which show what happens to the brain in a concussion, effects on the brain from dementia and Alzheimer's, as well as the impact of alcohol and illegal substances. They also demonstrate how the brain is "fooled" by optical illusions.
3. George Mason University
April 21, 2020
The students will visit various science laboratories. They will meet Professors and college students who will lead them in performing hands-on activities such as isolating and extracting their own DNA, using forensics to solve hypothetical crimes, and several other learning experiments. Students will also be able to speak with current George Mason students about the transition from middle school to college.
B. GIRLS WHO CODE - SPRING SESSION 2020
The first session for Girls Who Code starts Saturday, March 7, 2020. The 10-week coding sessions will be held from 10:30 am - 12:00 noon. The sessions will run from March 7th thru May 16 at Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005.
The classes are open to young ladies from 3rd grade through high school for both new and returning students. The participants will learn how to create webpages, apps, video games, etc., and receive free memberships into our National Society of Black Engineers, Jr. Chapter. Computers will be provided and free parking is available for parents. For more information contact: Cristol Primas (301) 379-5854 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
C. METROPOLITAN DANIEL ALEXANDER PAYNE CDC ROBOTICS PROGRAM
The Robotics Program started in October 2019 and will run every other Saturday for 9 sessions (from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm) until February 2020 (excluding holidays). Classes are held at Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20005. The classes are open to students ages 6-17. They learn about robotics and simulators and their underlying STEM principles. Students also participate in competitions and exhibits at Science Fairs. For more information contact: Michael McMiller at email@example.com.