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STEM Scholars come back to share their expertise!

Posted by:Debbie

Former FIRST LEGO League team members, Davonte and Quanye, visted the Westport FIRST LEGO League team to share some of their experiences when they were on the team. Davonte helped the team improve their building techniques, while Quanye shared his programming knowledge with the rookie coach, Michael. Currently in 8th grade at Westport Academy, these LET’S GO…

Meet Michael

Posted by:Debbie

Michael L. is a mechanical engineer with MC Dean. He volunteers one afternoon a week supporting the LET’ S GO FIRST LEGO League team at Westport Academy. The students gain valuable experiences when they meet and work alongside STEM professionals.

Minds-On Hands-On STEM

Posted by:allison

These 2nd grade students needed lots of concentration as they explored how different size gears increase or decrease the speed of rotation during their STEM time with Ms. Tracy. We love seeing facilitators infuse math and minds-on learning into their lesson.

LET’S GO Electro!

Posted by:allison

Middle school students in Baltimore used tools, like a soldering iron, to complete their LET’S GO Electro Brushbot, a simple homemade robot. The Electro activity is centered on learning basic concepts of electricity.

LEGO Education WeDo Robotics

Posted by:allison

To understand how programming works requires a step by step process. WeDo is an introduction to the world of coding. It combines the tinkering and engineering of a robot that then puts coding into action. Third grade students at the Congress Heights Campus, Eagle Academy PCS in Washington, D.C. have been exploring just that this Fall 2017.

Ecology Academy

Posted by:Jacqueline

Learning about Ecology and the natural world around us takes hands on and minds on. Students in DC learn by doing when they germinate a seed and then care for this plant as it matures in the LET’S GO Ecology Academy Activity!

Volunteer Opportunities in Baltimore City

Posted by:Debbie

LET’S GO Boys and Girls is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to assist with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities in Baltimore City. Join the effort to inspire and support underserved youth through activities from hands-on science experiments to coding and robotics. Experience with STEM or education is useful, but not required. Westport Community – Southwest…

First Tech Challenge (FTC) Team: Paul PCS, Washington DC

Posted by:Margie Shea-Moore

The first ever robotics team for Paul PCS International High School (Washington D.C.) sponsored by MUFG, goes to FTC Qualifiers and shows tremendous growth!   Team 11896, Paul Dynasty, finished 32nd of 33 teams in their first qualifier in December 2016 and only 6 weeks later, finished 11th of 34 teams!  We are very proud…

Govans Back-to-School Blast Off

Posted by:Debbie

Govans Elementary School held their annual Back-to-School Blastoff carnival to build excitement about the coming school year. LET’S GO and ran the activity Flinker. Many families participated in the activity, one family was especially engaged. Iman, a rising fifth grader, Noor, a rising first grader, and Fajir, a rising Kindergartener spent over two hours of…

Do you have a passion for STEM and Baltimore City Youth?

Posted by:Debbie

Applications due by September 30th LET’S GO is looking for a dedicated individual with a passion for STEM and Baltimore City Youth to join our team as a VISTA for school year 2017-18. AmeriCorps VISTA members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members make a year-long,…

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