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Single Day Design

Posted by:Amanda Porter

On Saturday, August 24, a group of LET’S GO STEM Scholars from Govans Elementary School and Westport Academy will compete in a special one-day LEGO robotics event. In a normal FIRST LEGO League competition, teams have 8-12 weeks to build their robots and code them to autonomously solve a series of missions. During this special…

Spotlight: International STEM

Posted by:Jacqueline

LET’S GO is proud to add the Sudan to the list of countries that we support. LET’S GO staff assembled and donated a shipment of 10 full NXT Mindstorm Robots plus software, guidebooks and more to children in the Sudan interested in learning more about STEM but who lacked the resources to do so. LET’S…

It’s Back-To-School Shopping Time!

Posted by:Deborah Chin

It’s that time of the year to start the back-to-school shopping. Did you know that you can support LET’S GO Boys and Girls while you shop on Amazon and it is free to you? You can help give back every time you shop on Amazon by choosing LET’S GO Boys and Girls (Annapolis, MD) as…

Supporting Our Partners and Students

Posted by:Jacqueline

Engineering requires an EDP or Engineering Design Process. One of the steps is to test your design. Here students in DC are testing a lifeboat they created to save passengers (pennies) from a sinking ship. LET’S GO works with instructors to use the testing phase as an opportunity to question students on their design choices—why…

Getting Feet Wet Autonomously

Posted by:Kandace Couts

As the students of Bishop Walker School for Boys prepare for the upcoming school year, we reflect on their very first LEGO Robotics experience. LEGO Robotics uses engineering and science concepts to help students unconsciously learn skills like problem solving, inquiry, and collaboration. These skills are developed by completing a series of engineering and coding…

Westport Academy Visits Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center

Posted by:Ellin Rittler

Although the school year was coming to an end at Westport Academy, exciting LET’S GO STEM Scholar Program opportunities are still happening! On Wednesday, June 5th, thirteen 3rd –5th graders from the STEM Club got to experience the Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center and learn what it takes to be a naturalist in their own…

Wondering in Haiti!

Posted by:Kandace Couts

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), ideas and concepts are all around us. They define how our world works, and show us how all living and non-living things are connected and dependent on one another. It is no wonder that students’ imaginations at Lekol Harvey (Helping Haitian Angels), our international partner in Haiti since 2017, are…

It’s Peanut Butter And Jelly Time In Girls Who Code

Posted by:Kandace Couts

How many steps does it take to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Fewer if you use functions. A function is a list of steps in a program that are all wrapped up together. Functions help programmers logically group pieces of code to make it easier to read and reuse in multiple places. Try out the…

Hands-on Science, Engineering, Technology and Math for Families

Posted by:Ellin Rittler

The link between successful STEM careers and family involvement in STEM learning is well researched and established. Family engagement is critical in developing and shaping a student’s STEM Identity, or the degree to which they can see themselves as a STEM person. One powerful influencer in realizing this STEM Identity is when a student can…

Charity Golf Tournament & Silent Auction Raises Over $50K

Posted by:Deborah Chin

On the afternoon of May 16, 2019, golf foursomes with team names such as, The Broker, The Friends, and the Indian Creek Warriors teed-off at the Baltimore Country Club’s Five Farms East Course in Lutherville, MD to raise funds at the LET’S GO Second Annual Charity Golf Tournament and Silent Auction Reception. In all, nine…

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