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During this workshop, participants will explore coding fundamentals with Google Blockly and SmartGurlz robots and dolls. Our Tech Divas will learn about why coding is important and then get to jump into action by learning to code robots – step-by-step. In this introductory course, (ages 7-12) girls will work together in teams think analytically, design, play, and code in real-time. We also have loads of fun making robot dances, games and videos.

This class is designed for girls ages 12 and under. No prior computing experience is necessary.

Registration begins at 9:15 AM. The event starts promptly at 10:00 AM. Participants don’t need to bring their laptops and both lunch and light snacks will be provided.

REGISTER HERE!

Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! Limited scholarships are available by applying here: (http://bit.ly/bgc_scholarships)

PARENTS: Please complete the online student profile and emergency contact forms if you have not done so already. Additionally, please print and bring signed copies of the workshop release forms that you can find HERE.

Volunteers: Interested in volunteering please sign-up HERE

Space is limited. So sign up soon to secure your spot! Please bring signed copies of these forms to the event.

STEM Program Offers a Free Trip to Washington DC for Memphis Students
 
Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering (MASE) is launching an after-school STEM program called R3: Rockets, Robotics, and Arithmetic on September 27, 2017. This is a free after-school program for 6th – 12th grade and is available to public, private, and home-school students. Approximately 200 students will be selected to join.
 
R3 participants will receive weekly STEM instruction in preparation to compete in the following regional and national competitions: VEX Robotics, Lego Mindstorm, First Robotics, SeaPerch Underwater Robotics, TARC Model Rocketry, and NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge. In addition, participants will be given the opportunity to travel in the summer to see how STEM works in the real world. The summer trips to places like the Discover Park of America, Nissan and GM factories, US Space and Rocket Center are designed to allow students greater exposure to STEM disciplines.
 
The R3 Project Director of, Cameron Cooley, and R3 Site Coordinator, Marquita Wakefield will be accepting interest applications beginning August 25, 2017. Please go to tinyurl.com/r3atmase to download application or apply in person at Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering main office.
 
R3: Rockets, Robotics, & Arithmetic is a free program to Memphis residents who children are in public, private, and home-school institutions. Food is provided to all participants at no cost to parents. In addition, forty plus students will be given the opportunity to win a free trip to Washington, DC at the end of the school year.
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Solar Eclipse Event at the Pink Palace

Monday, August 21 • 12 noon – 2pm
FREE

The sun is always shining on the Pink Palace Museum…except for the two or so minutes of total Solar Eclipse, Monday, August 21, 2017!

Celebrate, enjoy, learn and most of all, experience this once-in-a-lifetime event at the Pink Palace Museum. While it’s true that Memphis will only see an almost total (94%) eclipse, we are making the most of it.

Join us on the Pink Palace Mansion front lawn for:

  • Safe, viewing telescopes
  • Scale model solar system walk
  • Eclipse activity tables
  • Eclipse educators and Planetarium astronomers
  • NASA live feed of the Solar Eclipse on our Planetarium lobby monitors
  • World’s largest fully functioning solar eclipse glasses (courtesy of American Paper Optics in Bartlett)

Since it is never safe to stare into the sun, stop by our Museum Shop and purchase your safe viewing Solar Eclipse glasses. They’re selling fast so make sure you get them ahead of time!

If you have  school-aged children, in need of breakfast and lunch this summer, simply text “FOOD” to 877877 and receive a message with the closest location where they can get free summer meals. 

Imagine school enrollment infusing UBER principles. Convenience & Consistency!

On this Saturday April 29, 2017, (9 AM) you are cordially invited to STAR Day at STAR Academy Charter School. With limited spaces available, a convenient process has been created, for you to enroll your child within 15 minutes. Attendees will also be entered automatically to win a NEW iPad Mini 4. 

With a growing demand to enroll in STAR Academy, it is a first come, first serve school.

Give them a call if you have any questions about STAR Day. 901.387.5050 

#UrbanFarming #Chinese #Athletics #STEM #Gaming #Coding #Technology #STARStudentsMatter #Memphis #choose901 #charterschools

http://www.staracademycharter.org



Shelby County Mayor’s Fight Blight Team

Shelby County Government and other municipalities spend thousands of dollars each month to address roadside litter.  In response to that, the County Mayor’s Fight Blight Team will be working in some of the hardest hit communities this summer.

“I am hiring 100 individuals to work in key areas of Shelby County where litter is a constant problem.  Supervisors will also be hired to oversee the work teams.  Our program will help beautify our community and assist young people and others who need a job this summer,” said Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr.

Quick Facts about the County Mayor’s Fight Blight Team:

  • June 5th – July 28th, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Youth, 14-24 years-old, $9 per hour
  • Supervisors,  21-years-old (minimum), $12 per hour
  • Lunch and work team supplies will be provided

The work teams will fan out across the county to pick up roadside litter and conduct neighborhood beautification projects.  The non-profit organization Clean Memphis will assist with coordinating the cleanup efforts.  “We’re pleased to work alongside of Mayor Luttrell in this initiative to address the growing problem of litter.  It will also remind young people how easily trash damages the image of our community,” said Janet Boscarino, Executive Director of Clean Memphis.

The kickoff event for the blight team workers and supervisors is June 5th at the Benjamin Hooks Library at 3030 Poplar Avenue, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Applications for the County Mayor’s Fight Blight Team are only taken online.  Go to www.shelbycountytn.gov and look for the heading County Mayor’s Fight Blight Team.