STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Club is a course for young adults with autism. It is a unique offering and may be the first of its kind in the country. Enrolled students will engage in motivating activities that promote higher order thinking skills across the STEM fields while coupled with the development of effective socialization strategies.
Dr. Dennis Kubasko, an associate professor in UNCW’s Watson College of Education and director of the Center for Education in STEM, will be designing and teaching this course in collaboration with OASIS NC.
- 4:00-4:45: Arrival and STEM Activity
Launch bottle rockets, program LEGO Mindstorm robots, build rollercoasters, and more!
- 4:45-500 Free Choice/ Social Time
This time provides motivation for students to reach personal goals set during MSC (participation, positive comments, etc) and also gives students time to spend time and bond with others with similar interests.
- Develop a love for learning science, technology, engineering, and math
- Participate in a small social-communication group with a licensed special education teacher
- Receive suggestions for generalization of skills and accommodations in other settings (if you want them!)
- Develop friendships with others with similar interests
- Balance the encouragement of individual interests with learning and trying new activities
This program is not being offered in 2016-2017 while we focus on becoming a high school!
Primarily for students in grades 4-7. However, exceptions will be made for students in grades 3 that show maturity and interest.
*Children attending STEM Club must be able to participate in a group and have no aggressive, self-injurious, or destructive behaviors.*