Building the Changemakers of South Jersey
The Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City’s STEAM LAB welcomes Atlantic City area 5th-8th graders to an exposure-ship in coding and robotics. Students will embark on Lego Mindstorm & Boost building adventures, Apple Swift Playground & Sphero robot coding voyages and more.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
The STEAM Lab offers a rigorous curriculum aligned to the technology industry and will plant seeds of career oriented curiosity.
ENGINEERING, ART & MATH
The STEAM LAB encourages problem solving, building communication and critical thinking skills fueling a homegrown workforce of expert in the Atlantic City area.
The Bestie Track3r
The Bestie Track3r was created using the Lego Mindstorm EV3 core set and Apple iMovie.
Learning Objective: Students built a robot, create an original story and make a movie trailer presenting their story.
This project was in celebration of the NJ STEM Month.
Williams is a native of Atlantic City, NJ has committed her life to s service. Since graduating from Stockton University, she has held titles including Creative Trainer at Apple Inc., and High School Graphic Communications Design Teacher.
Mia believes her position at BGCAC as STEAM Director is a natural progression of her own educational journey, and is proud to continue working with a community she feels indebted to.
Diego a native of Atlantic City, comes to the club sharing experience in working at Richmond Avenue School’s STEM Program, as well as graphic apprentice at Atlantic City High School. Aldair shares a love for robotics and graphic design. In addition, he his highly skilled in Adobe Creative Cloud applications, all things Apple and is bilingual.
“Teaching effectively requires moving people—and this means establishing relationships, offering empathy, and obliterating fear; it means being passionate and helping others to discover their why. And it requires all of this before the lesson begins.”
– Mia Williams
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