Our Mission

STEM YEA Mission and Objectives

STEM-based education delivers more than science and mathematics concepts. The focus of STEM curriculum on hands-on learning with real-world applications helps develop a variety of skill sets that our modern world depends upon. 21st-century skills include media and technology literacy, productivity, social skills, communication, flexibility, and initiative. Other skills attained through STEM education include problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, curiosity, decision making, leadership, entrepreneurship, acceptance of failure, and more. Regardless of the future career path, these children consider, these skill sets go a long way to preparing them to be innovative and positive contributing members of society. We are committed to deliver an immersive STEM curriculum that sparks intellectual curiosity and a love of lifelong learning. STEM is critical to building a more secure future based on science, humanity, and understanding commensurate with Rotary International principles.

Our Objective

• Provide four-day three-night residential STEM focused Academy

• STEM curriculum, leadership and Rotary Areas of Focus

• Engage students to inspire them to choose STEM courses and careers 

• Future opportunities as Interactors, Rotaractors and Rotarians

How to Engage Middle School Students

Hands on Learning

Research done by the University of Virginia School of Education (UVA) shows that a lack of science engagement among young children can be carried forward into a lack of science engagement as adults.

Scientific advances play every growing roles in most aspects of our lives. Engaging with science in order to make good decisions as adults is critical.

The question becomes “how do we get and keep students engaged?”- The very latest research from UVA on how to engage students in STEM courses states that activities such as camps, competitions and workshops outside of school have a positive impact on students’ engagement. Programs that most effectively engage students have Intentional Learning Experiences such as:

• Collaboration

• Discovery

• Creativity

• Hands-on learning

• Caretaking

Our STEM YEA curriculum contains these Intentional Learning Experiences which have been proven to engage students.