Overview of STEM Education

The Hellenic American Education Center, in cooperation with STEM Education, a non-profit provider of innovative educational programs for youth, offers a series of STEM seminars and workshops designed for young students from kindergarten to high-school. STEM is an interdisciplinary educational approach that combines science, technology, engineering and mathematics into a cohesive curriculum that focuses on real-world problem-solving.

Why STEM?

STEM provides an enjoyable and stimulating way of learning that engages young students in numerous ways:

√ Kids learn to work in teams from an early age.

Most of the activities in a STEM class involve group projects. Through these activities, kids learn to communicate, argue, disagree and cooperate.

√ Students learn by finding solutions to everyday problems.

STEM’s focus on real-world problem-solving engages students more fully in the learning process.

√ STEM makes learning math attractive.

Kids learn to think algorithmically through fun activities. Math is taught through discovery and experiential learning, and in connection to their everyday world.

√ Kids discover how everyday machines are designed and how they work.

STEM introduces kids to the way engineers think and design, while teaching them that a problem can be solved in various ways.

√ Robotics is an excellent way to introduce kids to computer programming.

Computer programming often involves manipulating abstract concepts but working with something physical like a robot makes coding much more accessible.

Training Programs

Annual Programs:
STEM Summer Camp: