Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES) is excited to announce Summer of STEM programming. In partnership with 21stCentEd, ACES is offering FREE summer programs that will enhance a child’s creativity and innovative thinking, all while having fun and participating in STEM activities.
The “Lego Robotics Spike Prime” program is for students in grades 4-5. The “Design Thinking & Entrepreneurship – Sneaker Design Challenge” is geared towards students in grades 6-8. Summer of STEM programming will run Aug. 8-11, and Aug. 15-18 from 8-11 a.m. Both programming options will be at ACES at Chase and ACES Educational Center for the Arts (ECA).
“Lego Robotics Spike Prime” will allow students to understand and apply the engineering design process using the LEGO® SPIKE™ Prime Set. In this program, children will design and build various robots, which will require critical thinking and solving complex problems, while building confidence and having fun. Other activities will include Kiki the Dog Robot, Test Grabber, Prototype Legs for Robot Race, and more.
“Design Thinking & Entrepreneurship – Sneaker Design Challenge” will have children and teachers engage in a co-learning experience as they learn about STEM and design thinking, how to use empathy in design, exercise agency in innovation, and use collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity to prototype a hand-made shoe design and develop a pitch for a potential business idea. Other activities that will take place are a shoe design sprint, rapid prototyping, pitch challenge, and more.
“The Summer of STEM programming is a phenomenal opportunity for children to learn about STEM, have fun, and work with others. ACES is grateful to collaborate with 21stCentEd, and to provide this exceptional programming free to all interested children in Connecticut. We can’t wait to see the projects that the children create,” said Lucia Fonseca, Assistant Director of ACES International.
To learn more and to register, visit https://www.aces.org/schools-programs/aces-international/summer-of-stem/?fbclid=IwAR2JuQUWM_-wYcQqbdL9Ud1kmYzXO_KWuuet3qgJkqD8uhU9iyUbH18L5nA