The science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiative started 4 years ago with 16 schools. Currently it involves 94 schools and 68,000 students in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD).
Last week over 2400 students from schools across DeKalb participated in over 20 hands-on STEM activities. Students were also able to hear Captain Irving’s Inspirational story of how he became the youngest person to fly around the world and share with them about his current career doing STEM explorations around the world. Captain Irving and The Ford Motor Foundation donated the funds for Dr. Green to Fly-in to each high school to greet the students and kick off the STEM Expo.
The DeKalb County High School VEX Robotics League starts Thursday, November 15th at Dunwoody High School at 6pm. Forty Five (45) robotics teams from high schools around DeKalb will be facing off to determine who will be the 2016 DeKalb Robotics Champion. The league will hold several league nights over the next several months culminating with a league championship event held in January. The top 8 teams from the league will qualify for the state VEX Robotics Tournament held in February.