STEM Meets Humanities connects the human and technical dimensions of the humanities and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
Our youth, particularly those who are underrepresented and minorities will enhance their professional skills using real life experiences such as (literature, art, music, linguistics and conversation, and other aspects of the social sciences).
Problems will be tackled with instructional programs in schools that teach kids to problem-solve using science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. The skills will address social problems through engaging activities such as the creation of sustainable food sources through urban gardening, fun games to teach kids core mathematics for everyday problem solving, the use of robotics to address social problems such as loneliness among our elder population and many more.
Programming will be provided through the Partnership of the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences and its IRIS Center for Digital Humanities, the SIUE STEM Center, and the Madison County Regional Office of Education. Students from local universities, community colleges and high schools will be recruited as mentors.
In September, “STEM Meets Humanities” will open in the historic building adjacent to the MJCHF headquarters. Hands on activities and curriculum will be used for finding critical solutions to fundamental social and human problems using the MJCH’s core principles – respect, dignity, understanding, and forgiveness.
This STEM hub for Madison County youth will utilize the following programs:
Math Games League
Robotics (Year 2)