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STEM is an acronym for educational studies in science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM is used to address education policy and curriculum choices in schools from grades k-12 through college to improve American competitiveness in technology development. STEM has implications for the American workforce development, national security concerns and immigration policy.

Many benefits were derived from the Project STAR Program to include:

Youth: hands-on learning experience to develop practical skills; reinforces their understanding of math and science through actual project application; provides the opportunity for which they can expend their energies through positive involvement; learning teamwork; improve communication skills; compliments their physical activities with mental recreation, exposure to positive role-models; participation in exciting technical education events, and meeting new people of similar interests which expands their horizon beyond their communities.

 

Parents/Guardians: involvement is essential and mandatory for program success; they become assured that their children are participating in a safe learning environment; become an active member of the mentor-student-parent team; and share in the learning and skills development process of their children.

 

Mentors: engage with colleagues through technical interchanges; refine current technical knowledge through small scale projects; shared learning interaction experiences with the youth for continuous mentored improvement.

Schools: increases the potential for minority participation into science fair events, and improved academic performance in science and math subjects.

 

Partnerships: each mentor serves as representative and assists its organization to achieve its goals through the positive interaction with underrepresented youth by helping them to understand math and science in general, and its application to engineering.

Community: good citizenship development from the interaction of positive role model who inspires and excites the youth, reducing the risk of becoming a troubled statistic.

 

Partnerships: each mentor serves as representative and assists its organization to achieve its goals through the positive interaction with underrepresented youth by helping them to understand math and science in general, and its application to engineering.

Funding Sources: realizes a benefit from its financial investment into the project which helps to create the condition for positive, measurable community improvement in accordance with its funding criteria and program objectives.

These are a few of the direct and indirect short-term benefits to result from the Project STAR Program, but there are also long term benefits to include the potential of students pursuing engineering or other technical discipline as a career objective.

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