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Learning Blade Online Missions

Learning Blade uses online “missions” highlighting an engaging societal problem that expose students to a wide range of high-demand STEM careers. This provides a framework for opening the learning discussion around the need to master STEM technologies and skills in order to solve the stated problem. The 12 missions in Learning Blade follow a format where students learn about 100 STEM careers and technologies while completing short lessons that demonstrate how fundamental academic skills are used in industry.

2017-2018 MakerMinded Launch Event

For the launch of this year’s competition, MakerMinded is partnering with local companies to hold events throughout the first few months of school. These events are designed to spread the word about the new program and to get schools and industry partners connected and off to a good start for the current school year.

To find out more information about the event happening in your state, contact your State Program Manager!

#KYisMFG – 2017 Student Video Contest

Create a 30 second – 3 minute video about why manufacturing in Kentucky is so awesome! Work with your classmates & teacher, get a hold of a local manufacturer, and have fun with it!

The judges (members of the KY FAME Executive Committee) will be looking for the following in your video:

Research! Reflect! Retell!; An Advanced Manufacturing Company Report

In this activity, students will gain knowledge on modern day advanced manufacturing by researching an advanced manufacturing company. Students will answer the following questions provided below in essay form.

How to Participate:

Be a Maker

Think of a problem you can solve around your home or school by redesigning a product or process. (For more inspiration, ask a friend or family member about a problem or proces that needs solving.) Brainstorm on how you can solve the problem. Gather materials to aid you in solving the problem or making a difference in a process. Create/design your product.

Tour the DOE Manufacturing Demonstration Facility

The Department of Energy’s first Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, established at ORNL, helps industry adopt new manufacturing technologies to reduce life-cycle energy and greenhouse gas emissions, lower production cost, and create new products and opportunities for high-paying jobs.

DENSO Tour (Maryville, Tennessee)

View advanced manufacturing up close by touring Denso, one of the world’s largest producers of car parts. Established in 1988, the Maryville company features four manufacturing plants producing starters, alternators, instrument clusters, electronics (includes engine, safety, and device products), and body electronics (focus on remote keyless entry, auto air conditioning control units, tire pressure monitoring systems and body control modules).

Tennessee STEAM Festival

The Tennessee STEAM Festival aspires to build interest and excitement in STEAM, and cultivate the next generation of citizen and professional science advocates and practitioners by leveraging local partnerships from across the region. The first ever Tennessee STEAM Festival will take place in October 2017. The Festival will go well beyond the walls of children’s museums and science centers and into our businesses, universities, schools, and neighborhoods.

Kids tech university

We are excited to announce the 2017 KTU spring semester program being held at BGSU. The BGSU KTU events are intended for kids between the ages of 9 and 12 (by September 30, 2016) who live within a one hour driving distance of BGSU. KTU is held in the same campus lecture halls used by BGSU students. The morning session features a talk and extended question period with the invited speaker. The afternoon sessions includes a series of hands on activities, relevant to the session topic that the children can participate in with their parents.

Girls Science and Engineering Club

Each club meets for 6 consecutive weeks in the fall and spring semester, and activities (planned and implemented by WISER student volunteers) expose girls to a variety of hands-on, project-based, experiential learning in different STEM disciplines.

The goal of the program is to debunk gender biases in STEM subjects and careers among participants, encourage and maintain interest in STEM fields and increase awareness of STEM academic options and career opportunities. A maximum of 15 middle school students, selected by an application process, can join.