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STEM ACADEMY AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

STEM Academy is currently offering After School STEM enrichment programs at the following schools (Please see below for all schools listing and start times).  All programs run for 1 hr and start 10 mins after school ends.  
You may sign-up by filling out our registration form, or contacting us by phone (202-460-4250) or email: stemafterschool@gmail.com.
Summary of Activities to be offered 2024/2025 academic year: 

 

Summary of Activities to be Offered for the 2023-2024 Academic Year:

 

1. Robotics Engineer: (Fall/Winter/Spring sessions) – For 3rd to 5th graders

In this engaging course, students will delve into the world of robotics by building their own robots. Throughout the program, they will learn about electrical circuit theory and various electrical components such as servo motors, photo-resistors, infrared sensors, and transmitters. The projects will introduce them to hardcoding (PBasic) and autonomous programming. By the end of the course, students will have developed robots that can sense their environment and navigate using tactile, light-sensitive phototransistors, and infrared sensing.

 

2. Electrical Components: (Fall/Winter/Spring sessions) – For Kindergarten to 2nd graders

Young learners in this program will be introduced to essential electrical components like resistors, capacitors, diodes, and more. Through hands-on activities, they will gain practical knowledge of how these components function within various systems. The course will be brought to life through exciting projects, including building FM radios, creating lie detectors, designing automated streetlamps, and having fun with flying saucers. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to construct circuits using a remote-controlled Rover, adding an element of excitement to their learning journey.

 

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list of schools, rooms, start and end time of each program. 

Electronics Lab

Youth will learn about the exciting world of radio communications and electronics while working with electronic circuit components and integrated circuit such as diodes, transistors, operational amplifiers and timer circuits.  Participants will also gain fundamental circuitary skills such as soldering, resistance and capacitance identification, and element connection as they build technology devices such as AM and FM Radios, Lie detectors and Morsecode trasmitters.

Autonomous Robotics

Youth will explore the state-of-the-art field of autonomous robotics as they work in teams to build, program and redesign autonomous robots. They will be introduced to electrical circuit theory, electrical component, programmable microcontroller interfacing, servo motors, photoresistors, infrared sensors and transmitters. This class also features several motivating robot programming competitions which will keep students alert, team-spirited and professional.

Underwater Robotics

Youth will build underwater robots made up of everyday materials such as PVC pipes and canister tubes. The kits for these robots were developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and are known as “Sea Perches”.  This project will expose youth significantly to several engineering possibilities and their application in their immediate environment. The impact of this activity enhances the progress of the community since these devices are similar to the ones used by BP to help plug the oil leak off the Louisiana coast that occurred in 2010. 

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