Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

At MICDS, the design and implementation of an inquiry-based, hands-on STEM curriculum is a strategic priority. The School is further making science, technology, engineering and mathematics a priority and investing in this state-of-the-art facility and curriculum as a way to address the growing gap between students in the U.S. and other developed countries in these core competencies.

At MICDS, we take an inquiry-based approach to teaching math and science. This purposeful shift in curriculum is designed to ensure our students have the foundational knowledge and skills in the STEM disciplines, college-ready critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as the inclination to tackle the most important challenges facing the world.

Our state-of-the-art STEM building allows MICDS to offer engaging, hands-on, application-based coursework in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, as well as significant research opportunities in these disciplines. The learning space will feature science and math rooms deliberately mixed together, including “clabs” spaces that combine laboratories with traditional classroom space conducive to hands-on learning and opportunities for the curriculum and our community to intersect.

STEM Opportunities

Blueprint4SummerSTL


Blueprint4SummerSTL was designed to be an easy-to-use mobile app that connects ALL St. Louis-area kids to summer learning opportunities including STEM opportunities. Learn more on their website.
 

SUMMER 2017 LEGO ROBOTICS CAMP @ MICDS

Design, build and program a LEGO Mindstorms robot and the new EV3 robot. Receive an introduction to basic engineering skills. Students compete with their robot in daily missions to test their skills. Class size is limited so that students receive individualized instruction from an experienced education professional. Over 15 years of experience with LEGO systems. Snack provided daily. Download the flyer for more details.

$95 includes lunch and materials

Middle School – Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th
July 17–21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All A-Bot Robots build a robot using LEGO Mindstorms® technology
Advanced Robotics develop engineering skills using TETRIX Prime
Aviation Technology explore the science of aviation and the joy of flight
*Design & Build @ TechShop create logo designs with digital design software and machines
*Design & Build for Girls @ TechShop create logo designs with digital design software and machines
Design and Engineering learn about manufacturing and 3D printing
Heavy Metals design and fabricate your own metal masterpiece
EV3 Robotics & Racing @ the Academy of Racing
Science race electric-powered racing karts and build & program LEGO EV3 robots
Studio to Street design and create jewelry and wearable art
Summer Racers build and race go-karts as part of a real race team
Website Design design your very own website with HTML and CSS
Wood Works woodworking and power tools — design it and build it
 
* Students attending camps at the TechShop location will be responsible for bringing their own lunch.

Middle School – Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th

July 17–21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
*All A-Bot Robots – Wentzville location
Android App Inventor build applications for Android phones or tablets with App Inventor

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Middle School camps at our STL campus are full.
 
High School – Rising 9th and 10th
July 17–21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Airbrushing Paint FX: learn popular, artistic airbrushing techniques
Boot-Up Computer Camp: explore operating systems and networking
Design and Engineering: learn about manufacturing and 3D printing
Heavy Metals: design and fabricate your own metal masterpiece
EV3 Robotics & Racing @ the Academy of Racing Science: race electric-powered racing karts and build & program LEGO EV3 robots
TETRIX Robotics Technology: build a remote controlled robot
Turn 4 Remote-Control Race Engineering: learn to modify and race an RC car
Women in Engineering: explore the engineering design process
                                                        
High School - Rising 11th and 12th
July 17–21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Adventures in Architecture
Drone Aerial Systems
 
For more information and registration, visit our website and download our flyer.


STEM Sisters - Space University

February 11, 2018 or February 18, 2018 | Houston, TX
Ever dreamed of being an astronaut? Wondered what it feels like to be in Zero G?  Wanted to engineer your own robotic rover and launch a rocket?
 
Join us behind the scenes at NASA's Johnson Space Center and get a taste of space exploration. Our STEM Sisters event is a challenging five-day engineering mission that facilitates teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and adaptation to unexpected problems. Our ladies will develop tools to improve critical thinking skills, creativity, fiscal responsibility and the drive to be successful.

Read the brochure for more information and check out our website for details about other tours.

Awards and Recognition

LEED v 3.0 Platinum Certification for Design and Construction
Platinum is the highest level of certification possible from LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, a voluntary green building rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which recognizes sustainable building strategies and practices in green building.

BEST PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD
By the Engineering News-Record
(K-12 Education Category)

KEYSTONE AWARD
By the Associated General Contractors of St. Louis

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY BEST PRACTICE AWARD
By the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers (SLCCC)

U.S. GROWIING GREEN AWARD
MICDS won the 2014 Growing Green Award by the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter for its STEM curriculum and for building the most advanced STEM teaching facility in the region.