STEM SEALs News

 

July 2021

Summer Institute SEA was a full success. Students were able to use NFC classrooms, gazebos and the shores Lake Osceola for building, coding, testing and improving their boats - and parents and friends could watch and cheer on the last day's competition events.

June 2021

Expert Team members attend and present at the PI (Principal Investigator) Conference of the NSF Directorate for research in education from pre-K to 12th grade.

May 2021

Review Team worked out successfully the final version of the materials for the SEA Challenge.

April 2021

Expert Team members attend and present at the 2021 STEM For All Video Showcase.

March 2021

Expert Team members attend and present at the IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC '21)

Fall 2020

Teachers participate in monthly Saturday meetings and form the Design Team providing guidelines for SEA, AIR and LAND challenges.

July 2020

Summer Institute LAND was held mostly virtual and remote. Small teams could show their skills in the auditorium of the James Madison Prepatory Highschool.

April 2020

Review Team worked out successfully the final version of the materials for the LAND Challenge.

Fall 2019

Teachers participate in monthly Saturday meetings and form the Design Team providing guidelines for SEA, AIR and LAND challenges.

April 2019

Expert Team forms and holds weekly meetings throughout the year planning individual research activities, sets goals and determines content.

April 2019

NFC Board of Trustees accepts the "STEM SEALs" award from the NSF (National Science Foundation).

May 2018

Final version of the STEM SEALs proposal submitted to the NSF (National Science Foundation).

November 2017

First ideas about reaching out to middle school students and teachers were discussed between science and career and work force faculty at NFC and the NFC Foundation Office, triggered by the request from the administration to search for federal funding opportunities.