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.

  1. Mentorship
  2. Project-based Learning
  3. 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

Activity

  • Student activity
  • Teacher guide
  • Supplementary research material

Key Events

  • 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

Judging

  • 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

Day of Design partnered with JASON Learning, a leading national STEM  education nonprofit that brings a real-world learning to the classroom, to launch the Water Warriors Mission in the greater Houston metro area.

This Mission challenged students to create prototypes that could prevent homes from flooding. This Mission hit close to home for the many students who were among the 13 million people in the greater Houston area who were impacted by flooding from Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

After students worked on their prototypes 10 teams competed in the final round hosted at a local corporate headquarters and presented their prototype to a panel of judges including Google, National Weather Service, and PBK Architects.

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