Steam Academy

Grand Prairie, TX   |  www.STEAMAcademyTX.org
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Mission

STEAM Academy provides hands-on, project oriented enrichment in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math for the 5th-8th grade youth of Tarrant County, Texas, during out-of-school time (after school, during school breaks, and summer camps). By partnering with industry, hospitals, colleges, families, and the community we bring professionals in the STEAM careers to work with the youth side by side so that the youth see what is possible, hear of the journeys to jobs, renew their curiosity in science and become fearless when approaching math.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Ms. Kathryn Cox

Main address

4944 Shady Oak Trl

Grand Prairie, TX 75052 USA

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EIN

81-1261647

NTEE code info

Business, Youth Development (O53)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Mathematics (U34)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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STEAM Summer Camp

We are a newly organized nonprofit and will have our first program this summer 2016. This is a series of summer camps given in 2 locations over 4 weeks each time.
Each week is a new camp:
1.Creative Writing
There’s a story in all of us – but maybe, we don’t know how to get it out. Have you been writing journals; do you want to take your creative technique to the next level? In this camp you will learn how to create your characters, create a fun world, use individualized themes giving depth to your writing and much more. Over the course of the week, you will craft a children’s book or begin a teen book using what you have learned. You will learn bookbinding and illustrations. All campers must bring a laptop with the complete Microsoft Word 2013 Suite including Publisher. Optional, also include Photoshop for illustrations. Basics will give youth confidence for writing of all types.
Educational Benefits:

• Communicate clearly
• Improve self esteem
• Practice word processing and publishing skills
• Art of bookbinding
• Interact creatively with technology
• Creative Problem Solving and
• Teamwork


2.Crime Scene Investigators, Forensics
Campers will learn to become Crime Scene Investigators during actual crime scene setups! Campers will learn how law enforcement professional solve crimes and meet real professional Crime Scene Investigators, K-9 Handlers and Forensic Pathologists (Sometimes the professionals are not able to come, due to their workload).
You’ll use the tools used in the field to collect evidence. Campers will learn how a crime is actually solved and learn how Biology, Chemistry and Physics play a major role in the investigation!
Crime Scene Investigators summer camp will teach students to analyze forensic data by integrating fundamental concepts in biology, chemistry and physics. Students will learn to gather and analyze information from fingerprint patterns, polygraphs, DNA, blood splatters, bite marks, biometrics, and ink chromatography. At the end of the week, campers will form their own CSI teams and use the skills and techniques they have learned to tackle a crime scene and identify a suspect.
Sample Projects: Crime scene Analysis, 
Blood Analysis; Fiber, Handwriting, Fingerprinting, and DNA Analysis!
Educational Benefits:

• Communicate clearly
• Improve self esteem
• Attention to details
• Inquiry, critical thinking skills
• Interact creatively with technology
• Creative Problem Solving
• Teamwork


3.Plants to Plastics
When plastic items are thrown in the trash, they can quickly pile up in landfills and create a big mess! Use your chemical engineering skills to explore problems created by traditional plastic materials and engineer bioplastics—plastics made from plant-based materials—as a potential solution to current plastic problems. Build visuals, collect data, design and engineer new bioplastics. What does this have to do with clean water? Professionals to present problem and walk through potential solutions.
Educational Benefits:

• Communicate clearly
• Improve self esteem
• Collect and assess data
• Explore the problem
• Interact creatively with technology
• Creative Problem Solving and
• Teamwork


4.Gears, Pulleys, and Levers – Design and build with machines
Campers will learn to utilize machines for advantage and play. Gears, Pulleys, and Levers summer camp is geared toward stimulating the creativity and ingenuity of the young engineer. Campers will learn about simple machines, find the physics behind their mechanics and why that is an advantage, and then combine them to perform complex processes. The week will begin with a few projects, such as building catapults and optimizing the effectiveness of pulleys and gears, and will culminate with a Rube-Goldberg machine competition between teams of students.

Educational Benefits:
• Communicate clearly
• Improve self esteem
• Practice creating simple machines
• Engineer and build complex machines
• Interact creatively with technology
• Creative Problem Solving and
• Teamwork

Population(s) Served

Youth in 5th-8th grade are in a stressful position due to hormones, peer pressure, problems at home and isolation. We enrich their lives through hands-on project oriented science, technology, engineering, math and arts afterschool. The goal is for them to renew their curiosity in the world of science, technology and engineering while becoming fearless in math and using their creativity in the arts. Through this the students attendance, grades, and test scores go up and they become excellent students, have the skills to get more education after high school and become productive, skilled workers as adults.

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Steam Academy

Board of directors
as of 06/06/2016
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Kathryn Cox

STEAM Academy

Term: 2016 - 2021


Board co-chair

Lisa Emiliusen

Vizient Inc.

Term: 2016 - 2019

Randy Campbell

American Airlines

Kimberly Cox

AZZ

Kathryn Cox

STEAM Academy

Lisa Emiliusen

Vizient Inc.