Helping Today's Students Become Tomorrow's Engineers and Scientists
In order to succeed in the society of tomorrow, all children need to understand and apply STEM concepts in a real-world integrated setting. In addition to becoming literate in these disciplines, students must learn to solve complex problems, communicate clearly, raise questions, assimilate information and work cooperatively toward common goals.
Each AWIM activity incorporates a curriculum built around the "Engineering Design Experience," and requires students to work in teams to solve a “challenge” to design, build and test a product. In addition, an industry volunteer works in the classroom to assist teachers with AWIM content delivery and serve as a role model, community liaison and professional resource. This winning combination of a pedagogically sound curriculum, teacher professional development, and the use of STEM professionals in the classroom is proven to be effective. AWIM is working to engage and inspire students at the earliest age possible to pursue STEM subjects and careers.