STEM Camp Teaches Young Students About Engineering


THIS MAY LOOK LIKE CHILD’S PLAY, A TOY CAR, IT’S GOING ACROSS THE GYMNASIUM FLOOR AT SUMMER CAMP. SPEND AN HOUR WITH THESE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN AND YOU WILL SEE THEY ARE POSITIVELY CHICAGO. Reporter: MILES EDWARD IS A RACE DIRECTOR. AND, CHEERLEADER. SO, TURN INTO THE CORNER. AND MENTOR. MAKE SURE THIS IS ON THE LINE. Reporter: GUIDING YOUNGSTERS AT A NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS CAMP IN CHICAGO. YOU HAVE TIME TO FIGURE IT OUT. Reporter: 133 THIRD-GRADERS ARE USING FUEL CELLS TO POWER THEIR CARS. WHEN THE CAR MOVES, THAT’S WHEN I START THE TIMER. Reporter: THEY’RE HAVING FUN AND GAINING KNOWLEDGE ALONG THE WAY. LEARNING THINGS WILL CHALLENGE ME MORE. Reporter: THE YOUNG ENGINEERS HAD TO BUILD THE CARS AND THEN COMPETE WITH THEM. OF COURSE, THEY LEARNED ABOUT SCIENCE, BUT ALSO PERSEVERING IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY, JUST LIKE INDYCAR DRIVERS HAVE BIG TEAMS FOR PITSTOPS, THESE PINT SIZED RACERS LEARN ABOUT WORKING TOGETHER TO FIX A BROKEN CAR. SOMETIMES, YOU MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO FIGURE SOMETHING OUT, BUT YOUR TEAM MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU WITH IT. Reporter: AND, DON’T THINK ENGINEERING CAN BE BORING. JUST CHECK OUT JADE A COLEMAN JUMPING UP AND DOWN. I WAS GETTING SO EXCITED. WITHOUT MY TEAM, I CANNOT DO IT. WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, IT WAS ALWAYS SPORTS, SPORTS, SPORTS, SPORTS. NO ONE REALLY PUSHED UP ACADEMIC. AND SCIENCES IS ONE OF THOSE PLACES WHERE IT’S ALL AROUND US. Reporter: THE CAMP IS TAKING PLACE APPROPRIATELY ENOUGH THAT MILES DAVIS MAGNET ACADEMY, A

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