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Hands-On STEM Summer Camps Reengage Students in Learning following Challenging School Year

Over 200 students across three states — some as young as five years old! — participated in education recovery summer camps during summer 2021. Learning Undefeated’s disaster recovery education program emphasizes engaging, hands-on STEM learning experiences designed to help students re-engage with learning during a time when disaster-related stresses are incredibly real. The Young Science Explorers program reengaged students in learning and provided them with real-world STEM experiences.

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STEM Nonprofit to Doubles Student Reach during COVID-19 Pandemic Thanks to AT&T Foundation Support

In a typical school year, Maryland-based nonprofit Learning Undefeated serves over 50,000 K-12 students with immersive STEM learning onboard its fleet of mobile laboratories: tricked out trucks, shipping containers and busses that bring life-changing STEM experiences right to the school parking lot. But when the organization had to park its mobile labs due to COVID-19, Learning Undefeated quickly pivoted to developing hands-on digital experiences that would keep students and teachers connected with STEM subjects while learning at home.

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Nurturing Emerging Leaders in Biotechnology & DOD STEM Careers

“When high school women get to make that connection with college women, they get to see a little snippet of themselves in the future,” said Gabriella Centeno, a rising sophomore majoring in biology at Montgomery College, who is serving as a mentor in the Emerging Leaders in Biotechnology program. “That not only inspires them, but it also empowers them to do the best that they can, take as many opportunities as they want, and enjoy their full right of whatever their self-discovery is.

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Nonprofit Offers Free STEM Summer Camp for Baltimore City school students

A local nonprofit is offering free STEM summer camp to Baltimore City public school students. The Young Science Explorers program is a two week, intensive camp ideal for rising middle school students (grades 6-8), that engages students with STEM topics onboard Learning Undefeated’s immersive mobile laboratories. The camp also features hands-on laboratory investigations in the classroom plus high-energy science demonstrations.

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Learning Undefeated Launches Young Science Explorers Camp for Baltimore Public Schools this Summer

The interactive Young Science Explorers Program engages young learners with high-energy science demonstrations, immersive learning environments and hands-on investigations. Ideal for rising middle school students (sixth to eighth grades), students will engage with STEM topics in Learning Undefeated’s immersive mobile laboratory experiences, as well as complete hands-on laboratory investigations in the classroom.

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A ‘magic’ school bus brings science class to schools in need

Students learn a little about each of the planets before they land on planet Mars. Along they also learn to solve problems that astronauts could face on a journey into space. “It was more really about problem solving and using the strategies in the tech and science design process,” teacher Katheryn Spivey, the school’s science and technology content specialist, said. “They’re learning, reminding themselves of the science concepts like what do you need to survive ,like oxygen and water, and they talked about chemistry so it actually ties into all of the middle school science program.”

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Mobile lab brings STEM hands-on classes to El Paso school

“This Texas mobile STEM lab is the perfect opportunity for kids to come in, use the engineering design process and to solve real-world problems for the future,” said science teacher Leslie Hess. The future engineers are already on the right track thanks to organizations like Learning Undefeated who are making sure opportunities are available to as many Texas kids as possible.

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Defense STEM Education Consortium Welcomes Four New Innovation Partners

The Defense Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Education Consortium (DSEC), supported by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), has selected four new organizations — including Learning Undefeated — to include in DSEC’s Innovation Bloc Funding for 2021. The selected programs will support the Department’s efforts to strengthen career pathways among military-connected students and groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM, as well as one of its modernization priorities, biotechnology.

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Second DC church joins effort to expand vaccine distribution to underserved communities

WUSA-9 (DC) | More than two weeks after D.C. announced a pilot program to partner with churches to better distribute vaccines to underserved communities in the city, a second church has been added to join the initiative. So far, 321 people have been vaccinated during the program’s three clinics, according to DC Health. Outreach is done by church volunteers and community partners to congregants and residents in the community to sign them up for vaccine appointments.

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