Our Discover Together team has worked very diligently to bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) opportunities to both the elementary schools and the High School, with the goal to expose students to these areas of study as much as possible. Also, hoping to spark an interest in high school students to these areas of study. They could choose technical paths, associate degrees, or four-year degrees.
Mr. Jere Matty from A.E.D.C Stem Center brought the Discovery Dome to Tracy City Elementary, and Grundy County High School, where participants were able to see stars, planets, and more projected on the inside of the dome. Mr. Matty also taught students at T.C.E.S to make straw rockets while visiting Camp Discover Learning Lab.
Discover Together partnered with Carole Thomas from University Space Institute to provide two days of STEM activities at the Grundy County High School. Several partners involved included: Jere Matty, AEDC Stem Center, Carole Thomas, University of Space Institute, Tennessee Tech Student Ambassadors and Tennessee State University. High School students had the opportunity to program Finch robots, make small scale windmills, make and launch straw rockets, learn about Biofuel and experience the Discovery Dome planetarium. All of the activities were FREE and provided our students and children the opportunity to be exposed to new and different things.