STEAM Students Team Up With MIT For Unique Collaboration


credit: Lara Dunning

For the first time in its history, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is teaming up with an international school in Chicago.

The British International School Chicago, Lincoln Park (BISC-LP) is using the MIT Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) program, which encourages problem-solving in students, to teach students about exoplanets, climate science, and the possibility of life on other planets, CBS Chicago reports.

"Our collaboration with MIT incorporates every topic, and it helps children learn interdisciplinary problem-solving," Alex Hinde, the school's director of STEAM, says in a press release.

Previous tasks at BISC-LP have included students working together to develop filtration devices to be used on Mars.

This term, students will team up with MIT experts to study exoplanets as well as the possibility of life on other planets, Hinde says.

"When you understand your own community, you can then understand empathize with other cultures and their approaches to difficult challenges," he adds.

"The training we receive allows us to provide our students with opportunities not just for topic work, but for how our STEAM project will relate directly to what students are doing in all of their classes, including things like English, Geography, and Humanities," he Read the Entire Article


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