DREAM to STEAM - Science ATL
  • From Dream to STEAM

    Teacher Fellowship Program

    ~ increasing participation of underrepresented minority students in science fairs by building school capacity ~

Overview

From DREAM to STEAM is a one-year project to increase the participation of underrepresented minority students in school and district level science fairs in metro Atlanta. Inspired by the stories of curiosity and perseverance in the National Geographic Documentary film Science Fair (2018), the DREAM to STEAM project will build local capacity to improve student participation and success in science fairs. The project will select high school teacher fellows from 24 schools in Atlanta, DeKalb, Clayton, and Fulton school districts to receive ongoing professional development and support, access to resources and incentives to support their leadership of local school-based science fairs. Read more…

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Kick-off Event

Science at the Benz

The year-long project kicks off on March 20, 2019 with the Science at the Benz event at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. This event takes place during the Atlanta Science Festival to elevate attention on public-private efforts to enhance preparedness of Atlanta students for success in STEM careers. Participants will take STEAM Tours of the stadium, screen the National Geographic documentary Science Fair, and hear from past Atlanta science fair winners, as well as STEM professionals from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Click the image below to RSVP.

Science at the Benz is presented by Mercedes-Benz Stadium, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, True North Media, and the Atlanta Science Festival.

Learn more about Mercedes-Benz Stadium STEAM Tours:

Fellowship Details

Built on the inspiring stories of curiosity, perseverance, and achievement by young people in the 2018 National Geographic Documentary Film, Science Fair, the DREAM to STEAM project will build local capacity to improve student participation and success in science fairs.

DREAM to STEAM will select 24 high school teachers from Atlanta, DeKalb, Clayton, and Fulton school districts for participation in a yearlong fellowship program. Teachers must be nominated by their district and have the support of their high school principal to participate. The fellowship program includes:

  • Workshop: A one-day professional development workshop about how to develop science fair projects and support students.
  • Curriculum: A downloadable curriculum that provides high school teachers with strategies for supporting their students with STEM fair project development.
  • Mentors: Local STEAM mentor network that supports the high school students with STEM fair project development.
  • Media & Materials: DVDs of the film Science Fair, as well as a film viewer guide and other educational materials for students.
  • Online Course for Students: The students of the fellows will have access to SEM Link‘s Experimental Design Course which provides high schools students with strategies for STEM fair project development.
  • Teacher Stipend & School Funding:
    • A $500 teacher stipend for their participation
    • $250 support for their school’s science fair
    • $1,500 award to support STEAM/science projects at three of the participating schools that achieve the highest total number of students participating and/or projects submitted; highest percentage of students in the school participating in science fairs; and overall quality of projects submitted.

Presented by

Atlanta Science Festival

Founded by: Emory University Georgia Institute of Technology Metro Atlanta Chamber

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