The Achieve Foundation is promoting access to experience-based STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math) education for all students at all grade levels – including makerspaces, robotics, computer programming, CAD technology, bioinformatics and more, STEAM education combines art and creativity with new technology in all subject areas.
An Achieve committee of volunteers and teachers are studying the district’s needs and ways to raise money to support STEAM programs. New participants are welcome!
Maker Madness is Achieve’s way of bringing STEAM education to the community. This free, hands-on educational event for families offers an interactive, museum-like experience that is equal parts demonstration (teaching) and experimentation (creation and play). The event targets school-age children, especially those who do not have access to technology in their homes or who want to try their hands at building, designing and creating projects under the tutelage of STEAM experts from the school district and broader community.
Maker Madness is a free, interactive all day experience for families at CHS. Stations include animation, 3-D printing, electronics demolition, kinetic sculpture, catapults, coding, Popsicle stick bridges, pop-up books, origami, sewing and more! Achieve hosted the event in the spring of 2015 and 2016 that was planned and carried out by 90 local volunteers and supported by 12 generous sponsors. Over 1,000 students and adults tried their hands at more than 30 activities.
Time to start planning for next year…. CONTACT US if you want to be a sponsor or get involved.
Watch a VIDEO from Maker Madness on April 30, 2016