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" If America is to maintain our high standard of living, we must continue to innovate.  We are competing with nations many times our size.  We don't have a single brain to waste.  Math and science are the engines of innovation.  With these engines we can lead the world.  We must demystify math and science so that all students feel the joy that follows understanding." 

Dr. Micheal Brown, Director of the Jonsson Center for Molecular Genetics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas Texas






 





About STEM+C









These projects are our attempt to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. My goal is to get the students excited about those career fields. Our aerospace projects are not unlike any aerospace project that any aerospace company would try to attempt. The missions can be accomplished, but it will take planning, experimentation, discovery, engineering, design, build, and construction. There is no guarantee of success. Through all of our planning and testing, we plan for the best. 

I think this aspect of education got lost somewhere in the history of education. Our education system has evolved into teaching students how to pass test.  Our education system has gotten bogged down in teaching the students “What to think”, not “How to think”. We as a nation, have un-inspired the next generation. We as a nation no longer set bold innovative goals.  

This is our attempt to change that. These projects teach the students how these types of projects are conducted in real life. The students learn through the actual process of success and failure. The students learn through creative innovation when building their aerospace vehicles. The launch day is not unlike any Space X or NASA launch, all of our planning, experimenting, checking and double checking comes down to the final second of the countdown clock. 

That is real life problem solving.




 









If you would like to enroll your school into one of our missions please contact:

Paul Kaup  (708) 359-5289

or email at prkaup@gmail.com





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 Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson shares his thoughts about STEM in the U.S.A. and the history of Science. skip to 1:20:00
The above video is sad but true.  The girls start to disengage in Junior High.
Very Sad....



 
 





 
STEM+C in the News             
 
 
                            

 

   



May 2015 ...

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April 2015 ... 
Jan-23-2014...ServoCity Blog by Scott Fitzgerald

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Jan-7-2014
Team South is the first to make the news in the new year!  Awesome project Scott! Click on the image for full article.

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Dec-19-2013
A T-Rex skull visits Spring Grove Elementary School


Dec-12-2013
We are currently writing Teacher/Student workbooks for launching a Balloon to Near Space.  The first of the workbooks should be done by the first of the year.  They will be available for purchase here on our web-site.  We will be using the workbooks with all of our planned launch groups this spring 2014.  Going to be a fun and exciting Spring!

Dec-12-2013
Here is our short blip in Popular Science magazine.
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OCT-8-2013
There will be an article in the December issue of Popular Science Magazine about our mission here at STEM+C.  Look forward to reading the article!
OCT-6-2013

 Reach for the Stars has become "STEM+C".  STEM+C is our company name.  Scott and I want to thank everyone who has contributed to our mission.  This is your gateway to all of our current projects as well as past projects.  The mission of STEM+C is to bring project based learning into the classroom, with an emphasis on STEM + C (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Creativity).

 


We were extremely successful with our Rockethub campaign.  Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to our success!