NIHERST is excited to announce its new iSTEM Club!
Modern STEM education initiatives are aimed at preparing the future workforce to succeed in work at the human-technology frontier; building/development of skills and competencies is critical to ensuring harmonious collaboration between humans and technologies as a new machine age is on the horizon. Likewise, iSTEM Club – formerly Science Club – is designed to orient the minds of our future leaders towards science and technology.
iSTEM Club is the perfect environment to cultivate students’ curiosity and creativity while teaching them to base their reasoning on evidence, and solve problems via interactive and hands-on inquiry- and problem-based learning. Content is designed for students to gain critical-thinking abilities and other transferrable skills in areas such as information technology, research, design, analytics, teamwork/collaboration and communication.
The club is currently designed for children between the ages of 5 and 13 years old. An expansion for older teens will be launched later during the 2018/2019 academic year.
The club intends to meet on six (6) Saturdays (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon) per term at the NIHERST National Science Centre.
Membership fee: $300 per term
Term 1 - PATENT PENDING
Ideas. Ever had one that you thought could change the world? Perhaps a faster way to make your bed in the morning or a better way to beat traffic? This term we explore inventions – learning about world famous innovators and their rocky roads to success. You get to explore your own ideas – taking risks, overcoming obstacles and embracing the power of failure. You’ll also delve into technologies such as robotics and gamification while learning about how they impact everyday routines. iSTEM Club is surely the environment to bring your ideas to life!
- 15th and 29th September 2018
- 13th and 27th October 2018
- 10th and 24th November 2018