Where others saw school closures as the end of their STEAM field trips and education, our team in Tampa, Florida saw an opportunity to go virtual and reach even more students. Offering weekly, live online class to elementary and middle school children, the team has started attracting more and more students to their class – even recently catching the attention of TV station Fox 13 in Tampa Bay. In an interview with Client Services Lead Tricia Shule, she shares how they’ve adjusted the program in response to these challenging times.
Here’s the upcoming schedule so you don’t miss a second.
Week 1 – City Resiliency
Week 1 of the series kicked off our Jacobs Brain Break. Susy Torriente, Global Technology Leader for City Resiliency, taught the kids about the Heat Island Effect. The assignment focused on the difference between light and dark services; and the importance of trees on the urban environment.
Week 2 – Kinetic Energy
Week 2 of the series will be hosted by Jacobs Mechanical Engineer, Amber Salcedo. From medieval times to modern times, catapults have been used to transfer energy from one form to another. This week’s activity will highlight the different forms of energy and will give students the opportunity to create a device to transform potential energy into kinetic energy.
Watch the replay of Week 2.
Week 3 – Water Quality and Natural Treatment
Week 3 of the series will be hosted by Jacobs Principal Technologist, Rafael Vazquez-Burney. Rafael will be discussing water quality and showcasing Jacobs award-winning natural treatment parks. The activity will teach students how to create their own at-home water filter from coffee grounds.
See you online 4:30 PM on May 14.
Week 4 – Safety
Week 4 of the series will be hosted by Jacobs Safety Expert, Chad Polk. Chad will be discussing road safety and teaching kids about the importance of engineering in roadway design. The at-home lesson will ask kids to explore safety in their own neighborhood and identify how they can improve it.
See you online at 4:30pm on May 21. Link coming soon.