NEISD well represented at Rice University's 'Say STEM Camp’
North East ISD was well represented at the Tapia Center’s ‘Say STEM Camp’ at Rice University this summer. The esteemed camp is sponsored by ExxonMobil and is available to middle and high school students with a passion for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum.
NEISD students Cade Roach, Jonathan Villegas, Jordan Weiss, Fernanda Castillo Hernandez, Jatziri Ruiz Arana, and teacher Gustavo Garcia had the opportunity to experiment with hands-on STEM projects, such as building miniature wind turbines out of household items including glue, cardstock and popsicle sticks. Students also enhanced their communication skills by learning how to simplify complicated STEM ideas through graphic drawings and an end-of-camp oral presentation all while experiencing life on a college campus.
The professional development camp for teachers provided educators with the tools to implement project-based learning in their classrooms across all subjects and grade levels.