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Celebrate Pi Day

Posted by:Debbie

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point….

What is Engineering?

Posted by:Debbie

Youth at Govans Elementary learn how the Engineering Design Process is a tool they can use to solve problems. Working with students from Loyola University they had to design a tower to lift a frog up 10 inches so it didn’t get eaten by alligators, using a few index cards, a ruler, tape, and scissors….

Maryland Science Olympiad (MSO)

Posted by:Debbie

For the second year in a row, middle schoolers at Westport Academy attended the Baltimore City Maryland Science Olympiad (MSO) Tournament with the support of their coaches, LET’S GO staff and their Charm City Science League (CCSL) Mentors. Six middle schoolers from Westport Academy competed in 6 events. Sisters Ziaysia and Kicia Gunn won first…

Black History Month STEAM Night at Lakeland Elementary Middle

Posted by:Debbie

Lakeland Elementary Middle in Baltimore City celebrated Black History Month with a STEAM Night. Families and community members worked side by side solving engineering challenges, learning about famous engineers and scientists, creating a terrarium and making extreme slime. LET’S GO hosted a station where youth designed a new playground for their community. Students made large slides, swings, a…

Make it Work in Action

Posted by:Debbie

Middle school students at Lakeland Elementary proudly pose for a picture with their successful life boat that they completed during Make it Work challenge. For this challenge, the students had to work together to make a boat constructed with materials from their supplies kit to float on the water and hold 5 passengers (represented by…

Making an ROV in SeaPerch

Posted by:Jacqueline

How does an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle: [ROV] work? Students at Eagle Academy PCS Congress Heights Campus are learning all about it. About twelve 2nd and 3rd graders are measuring, cutting, soldering, gluing and building their own ROV to use at a competition in late March. Building a SeaPerch ROV teaches basic skills in ship…

USNA Donor Drive

Posted by:Dr. Clark Graham

Our mission statement drives everything we do. Our mission is to Break the Cycle of Poverty through STEM education and workforce development. Learn more: The Need and the Students We Serve. We design our programs consistent with our Theory of Change. The elementary and middle school students who participate in our STEM enrichment activities develop…

Creating a STEM Zone at THEARC!

Posted by:Jacqueline

Students at the FBR Boys and Girls Club in Washington DC have been learning about visual coding and how it applies to robotics. LET’S GO leads about 10 students every week through the LEGO Education curriculum garnering excitement and curiosity about how to make their missions work. This is all part of a larger mission…

Inspiring the Science and Technology Leaders of Tomorrow

Posted by:Debbie

On Saturday January 13th, 18 FIRST LEGO League teams gathered at Fort Worthington Elementary to participate in the Regional Qualifier. This season LET’S GO mentored 3 Baltimore City teams comprised of 4th and 5th graders and their coaches: Govans Elementary, Lakeland Elementary Middle and Westport Academy. FIRST LEGO League challenges youth to think like scientists and engineers….

“Rate us” DC STEM Network

Posted by:Jacqueline

Recently, LET’S GO Boys and Girls was accepted into the DC STEM Network. The organization helps connect schools, parents, and STEM providers together. We are thrilled to be a partner. Now we’d like to get a rating on their website, would you help? Click here and began. dcstemnetwork.org This is a great way to let…

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