STEAM @ “The D”
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) is designed to enrich and equip students (K-12) ability to participate in projects that will allow each to view the real-world from the perspective of alternative energy. Detroit Impact’s Steam initiative goal is to help students gain academic enrichment, teamwork, and cognitive thinking abilities and a fundamental understanding of natural energy as it relates to how renewable energy can be used as a source of sustainable power.
A comprehensive, academic program to expose and empower young black girls in Renewable Energy, to become Green Industry leaders specific to Solar Photo-voltaic technology. This initiative will seek to foster a K-12 learning bride for girls in Detroit schools who desire to advance their knowledge and experiences throughout their career pathways and education. This program is offered to growing women, 6th through 12th grade.
Code and Tech
Merriam-Webster describes Technology as, “the practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area.”Coding is defined as, “creating instructions for a computer.” To expound, this can be as simple as power on or off, or as complex as games or apps used daily. Detroit Impact, along with local and nationally acclaimed organizations like Black Girls Code, Grand Circus – Detroit, and various members of the Cody-Rouge community provides access to activities like, but are not limited to:
- Introductions to Coding and Computer Programming and Design
- Low Cost Community Based Computer Literacy Workshops
- Public access to Desktop, Internet, and Printer Services
These activities provide gateways to employment opportunities for our youth, as well as cutting edge skills that contribute to future society as a whole.