DVSC STEM CHALLENGE (Pilot for 2024)
Program Type: Team-based STEM challenge program
Target Students: 9th and 10th graders in the Delaware Valley region – chosen by teachers who are asked to consider not just “top students”, but those who might benefit most from this program.
Method: Teams of (3-5) students, with some assistance from a DVSC-assigned mentor, research, plan, and deliver a STEM-based product applicable to the school or community. Each team will be assigned a ‘mentor’, a professional scientist from the area, to review their idea, provide suggestions, and monitor progress during the performance period. The required output deliverables are a PowerPoint or slide presentation following a template to be provided, and a multi-media (video) presentation that introduces the team and their solution. Judges will evaluate each team’s results and provide feedback; recognition and awards will be provided for outstanding work.
Goal: To cultivate STEM curiosity and engagement, foster teamwork, and apply these to solve community problems.
For details on the pilot program for 2024, look under News and Events.