The goals of the CWE STEM Academy are to offer students the opportunity to conduct hands-on investigations in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Students explore careers in STEM, learn about design and redesign, problem solving, collaboration and leadership skills.
This 26-week program uses curriculum from Junior Achievement to learn about being an entrepreneur and starting a business. It also uses complex building kits to create devices (some are remote control!) and design tasks and challenges for those devices.
The STEM Academy culminates in an inquiry project that will be showcased at the Pinellas County STEM Expo on the campus of the University of South Florida - St. Petersburg in April.