A STEAM career is about seeing possibilities and making connections. The most rewarding and difficult part of a STEAM career is that you succeed with your ideas. Skills are essential, but it is ideas, and creativity in pursuing them, that changes the world.
The Village School in collaboration with NASA, Houston Methodist, ExxonMobil, and University of Houston offers The Pumps and Pipes Summer STEAM Academy. This 4-week summer program is designed for high school students (rising 9th through 12th graders) who are interested in pursuing further study in an interdisciplinary approach to STEAM. This is a selective program that requires that students have a working knowledge of at least Algebra 1 and a basic to advanced knowledge of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
The 4-week program is designed to provide students with both problem-based learning experiences where they will be asked to solve for real-world challenges and place-based learning experiences through working visits to NASA, ExxonMobil, Houston Methodist, and University of Houston, where they will work in collaboration with Aerospace, Energy and Medical professionals. It will culminate with the students working in groups on a Capstone Project.
At the end of Week 4 of the summer academy, a panel of experts from NASA, ExxonMobil and Houston Methodist, as well as their Pumps and Pipes Academy professors, will evaluate these projects and provide feedback, awards and diplomas in front of an audience of parents and family members. Students, if you are interested in attending the Pumps and Pipes Summer STEAM Academy, please follow the necessary steps in the application document below. The due date for application submission is Thursday, February 15th.
Necessary documents for Pumps & Pipes Academy 2018