Expanding Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Career and Technical Education (ESTEMCaTE)

Project Period: July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2011

Target Audience:  Middle and High School Students

Funding Source: Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant (VDOE)

Funding Amount: $47,315 (year 1), $94,629 (year 2)

In 2008-09, twenty four middle and high school Mathematics, Science, and CTE (career and technical education) teachers collaborated in creating instructional modules integrating real world applications in Math, Science and geospatial applications during two week institutes in the summer. They explored integration of archeology in the Fall 2008 with expert assistance from a museum scientist from Virginia Museum of Natural History. The National Institute of Aerospace supported the teachers in the Spring 2009 when they developed 21st century skills through exploration of aerospace digital resources and creation of digital video.