STEM Summer Camp

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STEM Summer Camp by Mind Map: STEM Summer Camp

1. Goals

1.1. Help correct educational inequality

1.2. Provide STEM education to students underrepresented in the fields.

1.3. Provide the US with the next generation of scientists, engineers, and innovators

2. Challenges

2.1. Attracting college student with STEM majors

2.2. Generating revenue from donors

2.3. Creating the "camp grounds" in urban and metro areas where the infrastructure/material are not present

2.3.1. New node

3. Measurable Outcomes

3.1. Communicate with parents, teachers, and the student campers themselves to gauge the students aptitude/interest in STEM fields

3.2. Compare the student's performance in school after attending the camp to that of his/her performance prior

3.3. Provide student campers with information about college and scholarship. Keep records of students' college trajectories and which students attend college and their majors

4. Plan of Action

4.1. Generate the funds to run two camps in Boston and New York areas

4.2. Use the success of these camps to attract more college students and more donors

4.3. Offer the camp model to schools around the country, work with school districts, or charter schools, to facilitate a STEM Summer Camp in their area

5. Solutions

5.1. Create a highly selective program, attracting prestigious and competitive students

5.2. Explain to donors the are training their future employees/they gain positive exposure for philanthropic work

5.3. Have the college counselors and campers work together with the local community to build the camps fostering a feeling of ownership over the process

6. New node

7. What People are Saying

7.1. It's never to early to start, STEM ed must begin before high school.

7.2. Curriculum must be rigorous and relevant

7.3. Access to technology has to extend outside of the classroom

8. Key Partners

8.1. Local and National Engineering/Tech Companies: Apple, Google, HP, Intel

8.2. Tech schools: MIT, WPI, RIT

8.3. Local K-12 schools and teachers

9. Key Activities

9.1. Create camps in areas most in need of STEM Education

9.2. Introduce students to new information, integrate it into their academic/personal lives

9.3. Follow up with students, provide camper profiles to investors/partners

10. Customer Segments

10.1. Serving underrepresented K-12students

10.2. Benefiting the US STEM job sector

11. Revenue Streams

11.1. Grant monies/funds

11.2. Sponsorship from key partners in the private sector