Learn 2 Earn STEM Activities

Learn 2 Earn is made possible through Ranken Technical College’s close partnerships with community organizations.

Learn to Earn consists of a series of STEM activities offered between grades 6th and 12th, that promote female student participation in STEM careers. These registered activities can include in-school, outside-of-school, summer activities, or additional classes. Each STEM activity is evaluated on two criteria: The applicability to a potential STEM career, and the amount of time spent on the activity. Based upon this criteria, scholarship funding to Ranken is awarded to participating female students upon successful completion of the activity. The scholarship funding will be available for use by the student at Ranken Technical College when appropriate.

Learn 2 Earn partners can be reached through the information provided on the Contact page.

Archaeology Explorers Camp 2017 (G):

Duration of Activity: 20-25 hours

Scholarship Funding: $250

(Grades 6-8) Center for American Archeology Dig up the past with Girl Scouts! Girls meet at the Berges Family Girl Scout Program Center, and are transported across the Mississippi River for two days of archaeological research. Girls work with professional archaeologists to uncover the buried remains at a prehistoric site in the Illinois River Valley. The camp includes excavations artifact washing and learning how people lived in the past. Overnight accommodations are in the Center’s dormitories and a meal plan is included.

Camp STEM Voyager 2017 (G):

Duration of Activity: 50-75 contact hours

Scholarship Funding: $600

(Grades: 6-12) This camp is all about bots! SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips campers with the resources needed to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Campers build the ROV and learn basic engineering and science concepts with a marine theme. The week includes many nature and wildlife STEM experiences in addition to working with SeaPerch.

Camp STEM Voyager 2018 (G):

Duration of Activity: 50-75 contact hours

Scholarship Funding: $600

(Grades: 6-12) This camp is all about bots! SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips campers with the resources needed to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Campers build the ROV and learn basic engineering and science concepts with a marine theme. The week includes many nature and wildlife STEM experiences in addition to working with SeaPerch.

Camp STEM Voyager 2019 (G):

Duration of Activity: 50-75 contact hours

Scholarship Funding: $600

(Grades: 6-12) This camp is all about bots! SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips campers with the resources needed to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Campers build the ROV and learn basic engineering and science concepts with a marine theme. The week includes many nature and wildlife STEM experiences in addition to working with SeaPerch.

Chess Club - Level 1 (H):

Duration of Activity: 10 hours

Scholarship Funding: $100

Recent studies have confirmed what educators have known for nearly 40 years - that chess improves academic performance, concentration, logical thinking, judgment, creativity, problem solving, emotional intelligence, and social skills. In each level, students participate in instruction and matches once a week for an hour for 10 weeks. Skills go beyond just the classroom, students learn to become better decision makers. Our goal is to build champions in the classroom, and the community.

Chess Club - Level 2 (H):

Duration of Activity: 10 hours

Scholarship Funding: $100

Recent studies have confirmed what educators have known for nearly 40 years - that chess improves academic performance, concentration, logical thinking, judgment, creativity, problem solving, emotional intelligence, and social skills. In each level, students participate in instruction and matches once a week for an hour for 10 weeks. Skills go beyond just the classroom, students learn to become better decision makers. Our goal is to build champions in the classroom, and the community.

Clavius Mentoring Program 2018 (C):

Duration of Activity: 40-50 contact hours

Scholarship Funding: $400

High School students act as mentors, working in the middle schools assisting the educators teaching robotics, and the middle school students. These high schoolers devote 40 to 50 hours helping the schools they work in and are a part of their team. They organize and run the jamboree and in some cases, take on extra assignments to help Clavius function. Some work in multiple schools racking up double or triple the time they work with these kids. As a mentor they help middle schoolers figure out problems and issues and are trained to help them run the race with them, not run it for them.

Clavius Mentoring Program 2019 (C):

Duration of Activity: 40-50 contact hours

Scholarship Funding: $400

High School students act as mentors, working in the middle schools assisting the educators teaching robotics and the middle school students. These high schoolers devote 40-50 hours helping the schools they work in and are a part of their team. They organize and run the Jamboree, and in some cases, take on extra assignments to help Clavius function. Some work in multiple schools racking up double or triple their mentorship time. As a mentor they help middle schoolers figure out problems and issues and are trained to help them run the race with them, not run it for them.

Clavius Middle School Robotics Program 2017 (C):

Duration of Activity: 12 contact hours

Scholarship Funding: $100

Middle school students are exposed to building and programming LEGO Mindstorms robots while attending their in-school fall enrichment periods (20-25 hours) in preparation for the “Clavius Jamboree,” a 6-hour event.

Clavius Middle School Robotics Program 2018 (C):

Duration of Activity: 25-30 contact hours

Scholarship Funding: $250

Middle school students are exposed to building and programming LEGO Mindstorm robots while attending their in-school fall enrichment periods (20-25 hours) in preparation for the “Clavius Jamboree,” a 6-hour event.

Construction Zone 2017 (G):

Duration of Activity: 8 hours

Scholarship Funding: $100

Learn what it takes to be a woman in the construction industry. In partnership with Tarlton Corporation, girls learn about the construction business with topics including accounting, engineering and building. Girls even go on a field trip to an active construction site. To complete the experience, girls work together on a building project benefiting local Girl Scouts. Cadettes earn their Woodworking Badge.

Dual Enrollment 2018 (R):

Duration of Activity: 45-50 hours/3 credit class

Scholarship Funding: $500/3 credit class

With permission, High School students are allowed to participate in college classes while still technically still in high school. Students can typically earn up 12 credit per semester if scheduling permits. Students typically attend classes on the main campus. Interested students must meet normal admission standards/procedures and apply for Federal Financial Aid. Ranken Technical College is the only college in the state of Missouri eligible to award PELL grants to high school students.

Dual Enrollment 2019 (R):

Duration of Activity: 45-50 hrs/3 credit class

Scholarship Funding: $500/3 credit class

With permission, High School students are allowed to participate in college classes while still technically in high school. Students can typically earn up 12 credit per semester if scheduling permits. Students typically attend classes on the main campus. Interested students must meet normal admission standards/ procedures and apply for Federal Financial Aid. Ranken Technical College is the only college in the state of Missouri eligible to award PELL grants to high school students.

FIRST LEGO League 2018 (R):

Duration of Activity: 40-60 hours

Scholarship Funding: $400.00

This is an international competition organized by FIRST for elementary and middle school students (ages 9–14 in the United States). Each year in August, FIRST LEGO League introduces a scientific and real-world challenge for teams to focus and research on. The robotics part of the competition involves designing and programming LEGO Mindstorm robots to complete tasks. The students work out solutions to the various problems they are given and then meet for regional tournaments to share their knowledge, compare ideas, and display their robots.

FIRST LEGO League 2019 (R):

Duration of Activity: 40-60 hours

Scholarship Funding: $400.00

This is an international competition organized by FIRST for elementary and middle school students (ages 9–14 in the United States). Each year in August, FIRST LEGO League (FLL) introduces a scientific and real-world challenge for teams to focus and research on. The robotics part of the competition involves designing and programming LEGO Mindstorm robots to complete tasks. The students work out solutions to the various problems they are given and then meet for regional tournaments to share their knowledge, compare ideas, and display their robots.

FIRST Robotics Competition 2018 (R):

Duration of Activity: 75-100 hours

Scholarship Funding: $750

High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.” Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of 20 or more students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.

FIRST Robotics Competition 2019 (R):

Duration of Activity: 75-100 hours

Scholarship Funding: $750

High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.” Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams of 20 or more students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.

FIRST TECH Challenge 2018 (R):

Duration of Activity: 50-75 hours

Scholarship Funding: $500

The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is designed for students in grades 7–12 to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots in a 10-week build period to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using Java or the MIT App Inventor. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments. The ultimate goal of FTC is to reach more young people with a lower-cost, more accessible opportunity to discover the excitement and rewards of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

FIRST TECH Challenge 2019 (R):

Duration of Activity: 50-75 hours

Scholarship Funding: $500

The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is designed for students in grades 7–12 to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots in a 10-week build period to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using Java or the MIT App Inventor. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments. The ultimate goal of FTC is to reach more young people with a lower-cost, more accessible opportunity to discover the excitement and rewards of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Girls STEAM Ahead 2017 (G):

Duration of Activity: 25 hours

Scholarship Funding: $250

In this three-day science camp, girls work with female scientists to hone their STEAM (science, engineering, technology, math and art) skills during age-appropriate experiments. All activity includes lunch, snacks, lab coat and safety glasses. The camp concludes with a closing ceremony open to families and friends. Grades 6-8 Life of the Leaf. Girls perform experiments with plant leaves, learning one of the most amazing processes in nature — the ability of plants to harvest the energy of the sun and turn it into food, fuel, fiber and medicine. Activities include looking inside a leaf, watching chloroplasts move, taking spectrophotometer measurements.

Girls4Tech 2018 (G):

Duration of Activity: 7 hours

Scholarship Funding: $100

Spend the day at Mastercard’s Global Operations Center learning about how they use technology to make payments safe, simple and smart. Girls will engage with MasterCard employees and learn how they use STEM in their jobs through a hands-on, inquiry-based program.

Girls4Tech 2019 (G):

Duration of Activity: 7 hours

Scholarship Funding: $100

Spend the day at Mastercard’s Global Operations Center learning about how they use technology to make payments safe, simple and smart. Girls will engage with MasterCard employees and learn how they use STEM in their jobs through a hands-on, inquiry-based program.

Journey Saturday 2018 (G):

Duration of Activity: 7 hours

Scholarship Funding: $100

Join Kappa Deltas from Washington University and Saint Louis University to celebrate International Girl’s Day by completing this exciting Journey Program. Girls will complete the majority of the activities to earn their Journey awards and will know how to Take Action when they leave. Girls will complete the appropriate Journey for their level from the It's Your Planet, Love It! Series.

Cadettes (Grades 6-8)
Breathe! Journey curriculum covers topics related to air quality and air pollution
Seniors (grades 9-10)
Sow What? Journey curriculum covers topics related to food, including production and consumption.
Ambassadors (grades 11-12)
Justice curriculum focuses on learning about environmental issues and how to address them.

Junior/Senior Academy 2019 (R):

Duration of Activity: 60 hours

Scholarship Funding: $600

Essential Information Technology Skills. This course will take your existing knowledge and experience with computer software and hardware as a foundation to assist in an in-depth study of personal computers. In this course, you will acquire the essential skills that will allow you to build, configure, install, upgrade, repair, and troubleshoot computer hardware. Students will also learn the foundation of using CSS to build a functional websites/webpage. The course will also provide students with the knowledge to setup and configure wireless networks.

Medical School 4 Teens 2017 (G):

Duration of Activity: 7 hours

Scholarship Funding: $100

Learn about organ systems and what happens when something goes wrong. In addition to learning about blood, skin and digestion, teens will learn about what it takes to become a doctor and how to start preparing now.

Missouri SuperMileage Challenge 2018 (R):

Duration of Activity: 90-110 hours

Scholarship Funding: $1000

The Ranken SuperMileage Team is a composite mix of Juniors and Seniors from high Schools throughout the region. Students attend senior summer academies to learn design and fabrication techniques. The team continues to meet throughout the school year to design and build a fuel efficient vehicle. Each spring, the team then competes against other Missouri teams for the most fuel efficient team. Participating Ranken students can receive up to 6 college credits for successful completion.

Missouri SuperMileage Challenge 2019 (R):

Duration of Activity: 90-110 hours

Scholarship Funding: $1000

The Ranken Supermileage Team is a composite mix of juniors and seniors from high schools throughout the region. Students attend senior summer academies to learn design and fabrication techniques. The team continues to meet throughout the school year to design and build a fuel efficient vehicle. Each spring, the team then competes against other Missouri teams for the most fuel efficient team. Participating Ranken students can receive up to 6 college credits for successful completion.

Put on Your Thinking Apps 2017 (G):

Duration of Activity: 7 hours

Scholarship Funding: $100

In partnership with GlobalHack, girls will get hands-on experience designing and creating their own app. Working together in small teams, participants will get a taste of real-world software development, taking on different roles to solve specific problems with technology. Girls will also be able to hear from and interact with women who work in the technology industry.

Quest 2018 (M):

Duration of Activity: 40-55 hours

Scholarship Funding: $400

Students participate in school STEM programming called Quest. Quest provides the opportunity for student-driven, real-world STEM application. Students meet in small, mixed-grade groups one day a week for 1 ½ hours. Teachers and other outside partners facilitate the groups. This year, projects are centered on the topic of sustainability, namely related to the United Nations sustainability goals. These groups name a problem, research background information, develop a plan for solving the problem, and create, evaluate, and revise their solution. When groups finish their project, they will pick up another one. Some of the current projects include building a bee hive, redesigning and building our school garden beds, refurbishing furniture for women’s transitional housing, and creating a plan for more energy efficiency at school, among others.

Quest 2019 (M):

Duration of Activity: 40-55 hours

Scholarship Funding: $400

Students participate in school STEM programming called Quest. Quest provides the opportunity for student-driven, real-world STEM application. Students meet in small, mixed-grade groups one day a week for 1 ½ hours. Teachers and other outside partners facilitate the groups. This year, projects are centered on the topic of sustainability, namely related to the United Nations sustainability goals. These groups name a problem, research background information, develop a plan for solving the problem, and create, evaluate, and revise their solution. When groups finish their project, they will pick up another one. Some of the current projects include building a bee hive, redesigning and building our school garden beds, refurbishing furniture for women’s transitional housing, and creating a plan for more energy efficiency at school, among others.

SkillsUSA [National Bronze] 2019 (R):

Duration of Activity: National Bronze

Scholarship Funding: $1000

The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. This is a multi-million-dollar event that occupies a space equivalent to 16 football fields. In 2015, there were more than 6,000 contestants in 100 separate events. Nearly 1,500 judges and contest organizers from labor and management make the national event possible. The philosophy of the championships is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to keep training relevant to employers’ needs. The SkillsUSA Total Participation Plan (TPP) allows eligible students who are enrolled in technical, skilled and service occupations, to participate in SkillsUSA as an integral part of their education. TPP is available to local schools only by approval from their state association director. Ranken provides scholarship opportunities to secondary student winners at the district, state, and national level.

SkillsUSA [National Gold] 2019 (R):

Duration of Activity: National Gold

Scholarship Funding: $5000

The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. This is a multi-million-dollar event that occupies a space equivalent to 16 football fields. In 2015, there were more than 6,000 contestants in 100 separate events. Nearly 1,500 judges and contest organizers from labor and management make the national event possible. The philosophy of the championships is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to keep training relevant to employers’ needs. The SkillsUSA Total Participation Plan (TPP) allows eligible students who are enrolled in technical, skilled and service occupations, to participate in SkillsUSA as an integral part of their education. TPP is available to local schools only by approval from their state association director. Ranken provides scholarship opportunities to secondary student winners at the district, state, and national level.

SkillsUSA [National Silver] 2019 (R):

Duration of Activity: National Silver

Scholarship Funding: $2000

The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. This is a multi-million-dollar event that occupies a space equivalent to 16 football fields. In 2015, there were more than 6,000 contestants in 100 separate events. Nearly 1,500 judges and contest organizers from labor and management make the national event possible. The philosophy of the championships is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to keep training relevant to employers’ needs. The SkillsUSA Total Participation Plan (TPP) allows eligible students who are enrolled in technical, skilled and service occupations, to participate in SkillsUSA as an integral part of their education. TPP is available to local schools only by approval from their state association director. Ranken provides scholarship opportunities to secondary student winners at the district, state, and national level.

SkillsUSA [Regional Bronze] 2019 (R):

Duration of Activity: Regional Bronze

Scholarship Funding: $250

The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. This is a multi-million-dollar event that occupies a space equivalent to 16 football fields. In 2015, there were more than 6,000 contestants in 100 separate events. Nearly 1,500 judges and contest organizers from labor and management make the national event possible. The philosophy of the championships is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to keep training relevant to employers’ needs. The SkillsUSA Total Participation Plan (TPP) allows eligible students who are enrolled in technical, skilled and service occupations, to participate in SkillsUSA as an integral part of their education. TPP is available to local schools only by approval from their state association director. Ranken provides scholarship opportunities to secondary student winners at the district, state, and national level.

SkillsUSA [Regional Gold] 2019 (R):

Duration of Activity: Regional Gold

Scholarship Funding: $1000

The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. This is a multi-million-dollar event that occupies a space equivalent to 16 football fields. In 2015, there were more than 6,000 contestants in 100 separate events. Nearly 1,500 judges and contest organizers from labor and management make the national event possible. The philosophy of the championships is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to keep training relevant to employers’ needs. The SkillsUSA Total Participation Plan (TPP) allows eligible students who are enrolled in technical, skilled and service occupations, to participate in SkillsUSA as an integral part of their education. TPP is available to local schools only by approval from their state association director. Ranken provides scholarship opportunities to secondary student winners at the district, state, and national level.

SkillsUSA [Regional Silver] 2019 (R):

Duration of Activity: Regional Silver

Scholarship Funding: $500

The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. This is a multi-million-dollar event that occupies a space equivalent to 16 football fields. In 2015, there were more than 6,000 contestants in 100 separate events. Nearly 1,500 judges and contest organizers from labor and management make the national event possible. The philosophy of the championships is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to keep training relevant to employers’ needs. The SkillsUSA Total Participation Plan (TPP) allows eligible students who are enrolled in technical, skilled and service occupations, to participate in SkillsUSA as an integral part of their education. TPP is available to local schools only by approval from their state association director. Ranken provides scholarship opportunities to secondary student winners at the district, state, and national level.

SkillsUSA [State Bronze] 2019 (R):

Duration of Activity: State Bronze

Scholarship Funding: $500

The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. This is a multi-million-dollar event that occupies a space equivalent to 16 football fields. In 2015, there were more than 6,000 contestants in 100 separate events. Nearly 1,500 judges and contest organizers from labor and management make the national event possible. The philosophy of the championships is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to keep training relevant to employers’ needs. The SkillsUSA Total Participation Plan (TPP) allows eligible students who are enrolled in technical, skilled and service occupations, to participate in SkillsUSA as an integral part of their education. TPP is available to local schools only by approval from their state association director. Ranken provides scholarship opportunities to secondary student winners at the district, state, and national level.

SkillsUSA [State Gold] 2019 (R):

Duration of Activity: State Gold

Scholarship Funding: $2000

The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. This is a multi-million-dollar event that occupies a space equivalent to 16 football fields. In 2015, there were more than 6,000 contestants in 100 separate events. Nearly 1,500 judges and contest organizers from labor and management make the national event possible. The philosophy of the championships is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to keep training relevant to employers’ needs. The SkillsUSA Total Participation Plan (TPP) allows eligible students who are enrolled in technical, skilled and service occupations, to participate in SkillsUSA as an integral part of their education. TPP is available to local schools only by approval from their state association director. Ranken provides scholarship opportunities to secondary student winners at the district, state, and national level.

SkillsUSA [State Silver] 2019 (R):

Duration of Activity: State Silver

Scholarship Funding: $1000

The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. This is a multi-million-dollar event that occupies a space equivalent to 16 football fields. In 2015, there were more than 6,000 contestants in 100 separate events. Nearly 1,500 judges and contest organizers from labor and management make the national event possible. The philosophy of the championships is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to keep training relevant to employers’ needs. The SkillsUSA Total Participation Plan (TPP) allows eligible students who are enrolled in technical, skilled and service occupations, to participate in SkillsUSA as an integral part of their education. TPP is available to local schools only by approval from their state association director. Ranken provides scholarship opportunities to secondary student winners at the district, state, and national level.

SLUH Robotics Summer Camp 2018 (C):

Duration of Activity: 12 hours each

Scholarship Funding: $100 each

[For Middle School students]
Saint Louis University High currently offers two introductory robotics camps, The first utilizes EV3 click and drag programming software to program various robot behaviors. The students are taught the whole array of behaviors, sensors, loops etc. Challenges are given throughout the camp for the students to master. Middle school students are exposed to high school technology teachers and high school student mentors during the camp. The second camp is the same as the first, only it utilizes Robot C programming language software to program the robots behaviors.

SLUH Robotics Summer Camps - Middle School [EV3] 2019 (C):

Duration of Activity: 12 hours each

Scholarship Funding: $100 each

Saint Louis University High currently offers two introductory robotics camps. The first utilizes EV3 click and drag programming software to program various robot behaviors. The students are taught the whole array of behaviors, sensors, loops etc. Challenges are given throughout the camp for the students to master. Middle school students are exposed to high school technology teachers and high school student mentors during the camp. The second camp is the same as the first, only it utilizes Robot C programming language software to program the robot’s behaviors.

SLUH Robotics Summer Camps - Middle School [Robot C] 2019 (C):

Duration of Activity: 12 hours each

Scholarship Funding: $100 each

Saint Louis University High currently offers two introductory robotics camps. The first utilizes EV3 click and drag programming software to program various robot behaviors. The students are taught the whole array of behaviors, sensors, loops etc. Challenges are given throughout the camp for the students to master. Middle school students are exposed to high school technology teachers and high school student mentors during the camp. The second camp is the same as the first, only it utilizes Robot C programming language software to program the robot’s behaviors.

STEM Club 2018 (M):

Duration of Activity: 40-55 hours

Scholarship Funding: $400

Students are also invited to take part in STEM Club as another enrichment opportunity. A woman engineer and science-interested students from Cor Jesu Academy facilitate the hour and a half weekly club (approx. 10 students). Students take on weekly challenges and projects and are again leading Marian in the Green Schools Quest.

STEM Club 2019 (M):

Duration of Activity: 40-55 hours

Scholarship Funding: $400

Students are invited to take part in STEM Club as an enrichment opportunity. A woman engineer and science-interested students from Cor Jesu Academy facilitate the hour and a half weekly club (approx. 10 students). Students take on weekly challenges and projects and are again leading Marian in the Green Schools Quest.

STEM Journey Saturday / International Girl’s Day 2017 (G):

Duration of Activity: 7 hours

Scholarship Funding: $100

Join Kappa Deltas from Saint Louis University and Washington University to celebrate International Girl’s Day by completing this exciting STEM Journey Program. Girls will Discover and Connect with a variety of STEM concepts as they embark on one of the new national STEM Journeys released by GSUSA on July 1, 2017. Girls will complete the activities to earn their Journey awards and will know how to take action when they leave.

STEM Journey Saturday/International Girl’s Day 2019 (G):

Duration of Activity: 7 hours

Scholarship Funding: $100

Join Kappa Deltas from Saint Louis University and Washington University to celebrate International Girl’s Day by completing this exciting STEM Journey Program. Girls will Discover and Connect with a variety of STEM concepts as they embark on one of the new national STEM Journeys released by GSUSA on July 1, 2017. Girls will complete the activities to earn their Journey awards and will know how to take action when they leave.

Summer Adventure Academies 2017 (R):

Duration of Activity: 30 hours

Scholarship Funding: $300

These week long camps are offered each year to provide local students (6th-12th grade) exposure to technical career and new technologies. Students engage in hands-on activities, visit regional industries, and engage with career professionals in camp areas. More senior camps may also be taken for college funding.

Summer Adventure Academies 2018 (R):

Duration of Activity: 30 hours

Scholarship Funding: $300

These week long camps are offered each year to provide local students (6th-12th grade) exposure to technical career and new technologies. Students engage in hands-on activities, visit regional industries, and engage with career professionals in camp areas. More senior camps may also be taken for college funding.

Summer Adventure Academies 2019 (R):

Duration of Activity: 30 contact hours

Scholarship Funding: $300

These week-long camps are offered each year to provide local students (6th-12th grade) exposure to technical career and new technologies. Students engage in hands-on activities, visit regional industries, and engage with career professionals in camp areas. More senior camps may also be taken for college credit

Summer STEM Academies for Educators 2018 (R):

Duration of Activity: 40 hours

Scholarship Funding: $400

Each summer Ranken Technical College offers week-long professional development training in a variety of STEM topics for secondary teacher, counselors and administrators. Topics have included Robotics, Engineering, Renewable Fuels, Green Homes, Makerspaces and Welding; with new topics every year. Participants are exposed to emerging technologies, careers in the region and engage in hands-on activities that they may use in the classroom. Participants may elect to receive graduate college credit from Lindenwood University. Additionally, the participants will also be awarded Learn 2 Earn scholarship funding, which may be assigned/awarded to student(s) of their choice.

Summer STEM Academy for Educators , EV3 2019 (C):

Duration of Activity: 12-18 contact hours

Scholarship Funding: $100

This two or three-day professional development training focuses on the STEM topic of robotics and robotic competitions. Teachers, counselors and administrators are invited. Participants are exposed to emerging technologies, the FIRST LEGO League robotics program and activities offered locally. The participants will be awarded Learn to Earn scholarship credits, which may be assigned/awarded to student(s) of their choice.

Summer STEM Academy for Educators, EV3 2019 (R):

Duration of Activity: 40 hours

Scholarship Funding: $400

Each summer Ranken Technical College offers week-long professional development training in a variety of STEM topics for secondary teacher, counselors and administrators. Topics have included Robotics, Engineering, Renewable Fuels, Green Homes, Makerspaces and Welding; with new topics every year. Participants are exposed to emerging technologies, careers in the region and engage in hands-on activities that they may use in the classroom. Participants may elect to receive graduate college credit from Lindenwood University. Additionally, the participants will also be awarded Learn 2 Earn scholarship funding, which may be assigned/awarded to student(s) of their choice.

Summer STEM Academy for Educators, EV3 2017 (C):

Duration of Activity: 12-18 contact hours

Scholarship Funding: $100

3-day EV3 Robotics training provided by the Clavius Project

Summer STEM Academy for Educators, EV3 2018 (C):

Duration of Activity: 12-18 contact hours

Scholarship Funding: $100

3-day EV3 Robotics training provided by the Clavius Project

SWENext Club Series 2018 (G):

Duration of Activity: 9 hours

Scholarship Funding: $100

Calling all girls interested in the fields of science and engineering! This series of fun programs explore different types of engineering and careers in the field under the guidance of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Come to one meeting to learn about one specific type of engineering, or attend all meetings and get a complete experience.

(Grades 6-12)

Think Like a Programmer Journey Camp (G):

Duration of Activity: 10 hours

Scholarship Funding: $100

This two-day program will focus on the Think Like a Programmer Journey. The first day will focus on learning how programmers use computational thinking to solve problems and completing three computational thinking activities. The second day will focus on planning a Think Like a Programmer Journey Day for Brownies on Friday, August 9th to complete the Take Action portion of Journey.

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (Grades 6-12)

Veterinary Mad Science 2018 (G):

Duration of Activity: 7.5 hours

Scholarship Funding: $100

Cadettes learn about careers and technology in veterinary medicine and get hands-on experience. Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to read x-rays, examine microscopic slides, analyze bloodwork and other test results and even observe a surgery! Girls will have the opportunity to hear from veterinary medical professionals, get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Humane Society and interact with the animals at the shelter.