Frequently Asked Questions
STEM / STEAM Education
The STEM acronym was first coined by the National Science Foundation in the early 1990s. The termSTEM applied to any policy, event, curriculum, or education program dealing with Science, Technology,Engineering and Mathematics. The importance of integrating Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is quickly becoming a priority in K-12 education and at colleges and universities in both undergraduate and graduate programs. STEM education is evolving into an integrative curriculum aimed at preparing students for the challenges of the 21stcentury. An integrative, applications-based STEM education program prepares our students to become creative and innovative problem solvers, researchers, engineers, and designers.
Our first goal is to start our programs across the country throughout the schools and spread the STEM/STEAM education. Run robotics camps as they are a great way to spark student interest in the STEM/STEAM fields. Students have fun learning about robotics, computer programming, and don’t realize they are applying their science, technology, arts and math's knowledge to engineer solutions to a variety of robotic challenges. Introduce agile robotics to classes at the middle school and high school
Our second STEM/STEAM goal is to assess what we have in place now in terms of curriculum,technology, equipment and faculty expertise. Young Logix has an academic program and faculty second to none. Finding courses to integrate in order to develop STEM/STEAM pathways is our next order of business. We need to make sure we are using all of our current resources efficiently in developing a sustainable STEM/STEAM program that will distinguish Young Logix students from all other students in the county, state and nation.Our third goal and a very important part of STEM/STEAM education, is to begin to establish internship and mentorship opportunities for students. We are looking at high school programs around the area to gain information to implement our own program. A committee of secondary guidance counselors and school administrators will be working on the development of a 12th grade internship class that pairs our students with local businesses to provide them authentic job experiences and mentorships.level may be in middle of 2017 school year.
The biggest challenge is to ensure we have a supply of well-educated workers who have the technical expertise necessary to fill the predicted 35,000 jobs that are going to be available during the next 10 or so years. The implication is that public education must step up to the plate and begin to develop partnerships with businesses, post-secondary education institutions, and government entities to work together to prepare our students to meet the needs of the future economy.
I wish I had a crystal ball and knew the answer to this question. We know that our students need to be prepared for jobs that are not yet on the radar. We need to prepare students to be able to compete in a knowledge-based economy. Students need 21stCentury skills of adaptability, complex communication,social skills, non-routine problem solving, self-management, self-development, and systems thinking.
Here are some things you can do as a parent to encourage your child’s interest in Science, Technology,Engineering and Mathematics. This information is taken from National Aeronautics and Space
Parents can help their children by exhibiting attitudes and values that support learning. Encourage your child to ask questions and avoid negative statements like “I was never good at math”; be positive and expect your child to be successful.
• Help your child see how they encounter science, technology and mathematics in their everyday life. Whether it be in the sports section of the newspaper reviewing team statistics,cooking with your child or working around the house on painting or building projects, point out how mathematics, science or technology is being used.
• Encourage students to ask questions and explore careers early. How much education is required to be a mechanical engineer, a computer programmer, or a radiologist? What subjects should they be taking in school to prepare them for a STEM/STEAM career?
• Familiarize yourself with the national and state standards in science, arts, mathematics, and technology. Become aware of what your child should be learning at each grade level.
• Have your child involved in various organizations for volunteer work that help develop an interest in the STEM/STEAM fields.
• Take advantage of informal learning opportunities such as museums, science centers,planetariums, aquariums, zoos, and park/recreation programs. We live in an area that has excellent selection of informal learning opportunities and programs.
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Robotics is a popular and effective way for students to learn their curriculum in a fun and engaging way. It enables students to get a head start on simple robotics by building models, attaching sensors and motors based on the students age group, that can be plugged into a computer and configure its behavior using a simple programming tool developed by world-leading research institutions and robotic companies.
Students explore problems and invent their own solutions. It encourages students to Collaborate and Communicate with teams as well as allow them individually to use their imagination and skills like thinking out of the box, Creativity, Critical thinking and problem-solving skills will be developed.
Our robotic education is stress free, interactive and a fun way of teaching its students using the STEM /STEAM methodology. Students will learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics (i.e.circumference, angles, fractions, rotation etc) using robots and other different gadgets through this process.
Robotics combines various fields of engineering including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science. Robotics is ideal for young students because it exposes them to hands-on applications of maths, science, and engineering concepts. In addition, robotics motivates budding scientists and engineers to understand how things work and encourages them to use their imagination to create new technologies and
improve old technologies.
Not necessary. We provide all the necessary robotic kits required for our program. Once students learn a course and are interested in buying the kits, they can do so, however it is not compulsory.
No, it will not. Rather it will help you in your regular studies since we cover most of your science and mathematics subjects with our practical "hands on" teaching methodology.
Yes, we will organise robotic competitions and will also arrange for your participation in various local,national and international competitions.
Since our curriculum is based on your regular school curriculum, you can continue to study in our program. Apart from schools, we are planning to implement our program in Engineering colleges and Universities. So you can continue to study as long as you want.
Yes, it will greatly help you in your further studies, especially for your "Entrance Exams" for engineering and other advanced courses.
It depend on self motivation, interest and discipline, as we believe robotic science is a discipline that deserve time to grow and produce positive results
They will understand and learn about by working with:
Basic electronics and circuits
Robot touch sensors
Light and Colour sensors
Sensor to measure and detect gravitational forces (accelerometers) and many more if time permits
No the kits are for use in the classroom only. In case parents or children are interested to purchase the kits for personal use, that can be arranged.
Certainly not. We encourage anyone (boys or girls) with an interest in computers, robots and cool technology to enrol. There is a growing number of girls in our programs and holiday camps.
Young Logix uses a wide range of robotics tools for different program purposes. Some of the tools and software we use can be purchased from our partner stores
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There is no age limit for our programs, however the earliest age that anyone can start is 2 years and it goes to over 15 years; we are also developing other programs for 15+ years of age. Typically courses are based on the age, here with Young Logix we have mixed program options as well.
Anyone and everyone are eligible for our courses as these courses are designed to bring the hidden talent and or identify the skills in them. Our courses are not confined to any particular area of study as we are emphasizing on STEM/STEAM education model where it not only covers Science, Technology,Engineering and Math's but also Arts.
Our courses are designed for children aged between 2 and 15 years. We are developing other programs
to suite 15+ years and will be releasing in next year.
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With a need for instructors to remain focused on students in the class, we do not have this option available. If you would like to see if your child is interested in technology and robotics, please try our one day session or holiday programs before deciding to join the academy. Academy programs are more suitable and advantageous for students on a long term learning journey.
We encourage students to be committed to the academy and not to miss a class unnecessarily as we are unable to offer a replacement class given the nature of team work at the academy. We will not be able to arrange another team for them to work with at short notice and we seek your kind understanding on this issue in order to preserve the quality of our programs and to minimize any disruptions.
You may however request for a fast track program of the missed calls by paying $10 additionally to the regular class.
However, our instructors will provide a student with extra support if he/she misses certain classes due to illness upon receipt of a medical certificate.
Our classes have trained instructors who will guide kids, we shall manage the classes & parents can track the progress made by their children through our Club page. We use a system to manage our classes and updates will be provided after each classes with notes, worksheets etc. Parents can monitor the progress by logging into the students account. This facility is available for Term enroled students only.
We have varied timings based on the programs and venues, please check our program page or speak to us for details. Typically we have programs running throughout the day and week (7 days a week) from 9:00 am till 7:00 pm. Parents and children can select a class according to their convenience.
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Payments / Fee
Yes, we do have a registration fee of $50. For students who continue the next term and register in advance, they don't need to pay the fee again. However, if a student leaves and wishes to re-join, this registration fee will apply.