STEM at Communities In Schools of San Antonio
Launched in 2014, STEM at Communities In Schools of San Antonio has served over 10,700 students and family members through enrichment activities, field trips, and school-wide STEM events. Read below on how you can bring STEM to your campus! The 2022 – 2023 program is provided through a partnership with the Texas Research & Technology Foundation. Step Into STEM is a career awareness program that inspires middle school students to choose STEM education to prepare for future careers.
STEM Family Events
Engage your whole school with hands-on academic activities for families to explore together at a STEM or STEAM event on your campus. Save your school time and money with ready-to-go STEM and STEAM kits aligned to classroom standards and guaranteed to build excitement and awareness of STEM! Each activity has a real-world career connection and covers topics such as: biology, chemistry, aerospace, engineering, technology, art & design, robotics, mechanical, civil, and mathematics.
STEM Career Toolkits
STEM Career Toolkits are distributed to all middle school Site Coordinators. Activities include STEM lessons with career awareness components to launch students into STEM pathways. Past activities include a Microscope Mystery, hydraulic robotic claw design challenge, and STEM Career BINGO game. Schools are also provided with posters and stickers with QR codes linking to the Step Into STEM social media account that features local STEM professionals.
Step Into STEM Workshops
Hosted at TRTF’s VelocityTX Innovation District, workshops feature hands-on STEM learning activities and on-site career mentoring opportunities, including a bioengineering activity to design a robotic hand, a biosciences lab experiment to extract DNA, a tour of the innovation center, and a leadership luncheon speaker.