Frequently Asked Questions
How U.S. Department of Education emphasizes STEM?
The United States has developed as a global leader, in large part, through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers, and innovators. In a world that’s becoming increasingly complex, where success is driven not only by what you know, but by what you can do with what you know.
“it’s more important than ever for our youth to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information. These are the types of skills that students learn by studying science, technology, engineering, and math—subjects collectively known as STEM.”
– U.S. Department of Education.
How Computing is related to STEM?
Computing includes studying how to design and create new software program, develop different ways to solve the problem by using science, technology, engineering and math. Coding and programming are critical components and process of how to think logically by instructing the computer what to do to complete a task.
What is P3 STEM-GENIUS program?
P3 STEM-GENIUS™ program is a, purpose-driven, integrated learning approach to discover and develop unique gifts, hidden “genius”, interests, skills of students at the early stage to train the key principle for Computing, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, through an innovative learning process of computing with robotics, sensors and integrated problem-solving disciplines.
How P3 STEM learning influences our students?
The integrated approach of STEM education with computing is increasingly important because it trains students to understand how to complete a task with STEM disciplines in Information Age as:
- Science is the pursuit and application of knowledge and understanding of the natural and social world, following a systematic methodology based on observation, experiment and evidence.
- Technology is the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry.
- Engineering is the branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building and use of engines, machines and structures.
- Mathematics is the science that deals with the logic of shape, quantity space and change. It is the building block for everything in our daily lives.
- Computing is the process of utilizing computer technology including software and hardware by integrating STEM disciplines to complete a task.
By exposing students to STEM disciplines and computing skills at the early and giving them opportunities to experience a problem solving opportunity in a real life situation, that will spark their interest and naturally understand the need and the purpose of learningm, develop a passion to learn for the key principle and follow the process through the curriculum with a clear vision of why they are learning this and set the realistic goal for college and career planning.
According to National Science Foundation which pioneered the STEM concept in 1990, “In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.”
What are the key benefits of STEM-GENIUS program?
STEM-GENIUS program integrates STEM disciplines with computing with robots and sensors and an integrated problem solving curriculum. There are several proven benefits in this approach. Some of those benefits are as follows:
- The early introduction of computing with robots sparks their interest to develop their cognitive, critical and creative potential with better understanding of using coding with key concepts for movements of robots and engineering disciplines.
- By playing with motors and sensors that react the code they create, students can unlock their imagination and creative problem solving potential and trigger their interest for technology at the early stage as we have observed from the cases of Microsoft, Google, Facebook.
- By training with the foundation of programming of robots, sensors and STEM, students can engage to challenge real world applications and collaborative social skills, such as self-driving cars or collaborative team computing.
What's the prerequisite of STEM-GENIUS season 1 boot-camp?
The season 1 boot-camp program for K-12 is designed as a beginner level. It does not require any prior knowledge of computing, but requires reading and writing.
How much STEM-GENIUS program cost?
Please contact participating schools and academies in your area for the cost of the program. They offer the flexible program with different scope and training sessions.
Is early STEM education important for every student?
Learning computing with STEM disciplines are increasingly important and essential because computing and STEM disciplines are affecting our daily lives everywhere and future college and career planning of the student. It is also important for everyone, including arts,design, music, humanities and social science, to understand how computing and technology influence their works to complete their tasks to different skills.
Training students with these disciplines adapt them how to think logically with creative, problem solving disciplines that can have life-lasting impacts everywhere, including non-technology areas such as arts and design and writing as well, by improving improve UX (user experience) for technology products and services. Knowing how to approach complex problems, break down the challenges into small pieces and approach resolving them in a logical manner are critical skills in all industries.
Is financing available for STEM-GENIUS program?
Please contact participating schools and academies if you need financial aids. They may give information for financing aid or special discounts, reflecting unique situation of students.
For P3 curriculum is to support schools and students with a portion of the proceed in under-served communities who can not afford to pay for the program.
What is the difference of STEM, STEAM, and STREAM?
- STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
- STEAM sands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.
- STREAM stands for Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math.
The notion for those who use these different acronyms may be to emphasize additional elements of the core education by adding Reading and Arts along with STEM education.
What is STEM?
What is P3?
P3 curriculum is developed through the collaboration of P3 and California Math & Science challenge, not-for-profit organizations, with over 20 years’ high-tech industry experience and successful teaching experience and results of the program.
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