STEMconnector’s Day of Design directly connects corporations to students, engaging them in collaborative problem solving and other fundamental STEM skills development through
community-oriented missions tailored to the sponsor’s business
About Day of Design
Day of Design provides students with employability skills and a strong STEM foundation through three core pillars.
- Project-based Learning
- Community Orientation
Each Day of Design Mission centers around these pillars to create a learning experience where students can gain feedback from real STEM professions (mentorship), learn through hands on activities (project-based learning), and solve a real world problem and that is relatable to their lives (community orientation).
Day of Design Missions
Day of Design Missions provide learning opportunities for students and engagement opportunities for corporate partners
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- Day of Design Expo for students to showcase projects and receive coaching from volunteer mentors
- Finals & Awards Event for finalist teams to present their work to a panel of judges and be celebrated
Online submission platform for student teams
Online and in-person judging opportunities for volunteers
Benefits for Corporate Partners
Day of Design’s core components work together to differentiate it from other STEM talent solutions
Configured sponsoring company’s business priorities
Grounded in education and youth development best practices
Create an occasion for employee engagement
Case Study: Water Warriors Mission
Local corporations in Houston, Texas work with Klein Independent School District students to build prototypes for flood prevention
Hurricane Harvey struck Texas in August 2017 affecting 13 million people in the greater Houston metro area, while destroying 12,700 homes and damaging 190,300 more.
Day of Design launched the Water Warriors Mission, challenging students to create prototypes that could prevent homes from flooding.
On January 19th, 10 teams competed in the final round hosted at PBK headquarters and presented their prototype to a panel of judges including Google, National Weather Service, and PBK Architects.