Outside the classroom, IICHS STEM students made us all proud as they took home both 2nd and 3rd place at the MESA regional competition. Students worked to design prosthetic robotic arms and then completed a variety of dexterity tasks. We are proud to report that in their first year, our students only missed out on first place to a team that had been working on their own designs for the last four years! Other students took part in the MESA program by learning to code and designing their own video games.
We are very excited to continue expanding our STEM course offerings this year as our initiative moves forward. In addition to 9th grade STEM class, we currently offer both Introduction to Computer Science and Introduction to Design and Engineering for students in our 10th grade STEM class. In addition, we have also added a STEM elective entitled, Social Justice Thinking for Emerging Millennials which focuses on social activism. We remain firmly committed to providing all students at Imhotep with the opportunities to grow and shine in STEM fields.