STREAM Robotics 2023-2024
Welcome back Baby Rattlers!
If you did not have an opportunity sign your student up for STREAM Robotics during our "All Things DRS Extravaganza" on Saturday, here is your chance to do so.
The 2023 FAMU DRS STREAMroBotics Academy Fall 2023 Edition is here, please click the link below to fill out the application.
Do not delay, space is limited.
STREAMroBotics Applications Link
The Academy will consist of students' grades 4th – 12th, scheduled from August 21, 2023, and run through May 23, 2024. There is no fee for your child’s participation in the program. Please note, after missing three days and/or after having five early dismissals or late arrivals per semester, you may be excused from the program. The program will be in session Monday – Thursday, 3:05 pm – 5:45 pm. Snacks will be sponsored by the FAMU DRS Food Services Department and available in the FAMU DRS Cafeteria immediately after school.
The STREAMroBotics Academy is an advanced Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering Arts, and Math (S.T.R.E.A.M) program in which your child will engage in activities that will further their understanding of our modern world as it relates to Science, Technology, and Engineering. Your child will not only have a specialized course in robotics, but he or she will daily access to tutors from the University’s College of Education in Reading, Math, Science, and Technology. Each student will also be given the opportunity to participate in the program’s arts/performing sessions.
If you are interested in your child participating in the FAMU DRS STREAMroBotics Academy, please fill out the linked application attached to this letter and submit it by Tuesday August 15, 2023. If you have any additional questions regarding the program, please contact, Yolanda Foxx-Palmer, Program Coordinator at [email protected] or call 850-561-2923.
Molab Science + FAMU DRS
February 24, 2022
During the week of February 24, 2022, our FAMU DRS students enrolled in Ms. Hanley's and Ms. Castillo's science classes truly enjoyed and was able to learn from having Molab Science with us. Our students were able to enjoy interactive, engaging science lessons. Among other things, students build solar panels and windmills while learning valuable skills and information. We are hoping to have more opportunities for our students for supplemental learning activities.
FAMU DRS Hosts VEX IQ League Competition
FAMU DRS STREAM ROBOTICS TEAM WINS COMPETITION!
FAMU DRS STREAM ROBOTICS TEAM WINS COMPETITION!
NASA Administrator Senator Bill Nelson Encourages FAMU DRS Students to Consider Space Exploration
Nelson joined FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., and FSU President Richard McCullough, Ph.D., for a tour and spoke with engineering students about their research, encouraged FAMU Developmental Research School's (DRS) students to learn about space, discussed his time as an astronaut, and shared NASA’s goals for the future.
FAMU and FSU, along with the University of Central Florida, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and four NASA centers, are partners on a FAMU-led project to recruit more underrepresented minorities to pursue careers in aerospace engineering and give them hands-on training and experience. The project is funded by a $1.2 million grant from NASA.
“NASA is a 21st-century agency with 22nd-century goals,” Nelson said. “To be successful, it’s critical that NASA engages a diverse group of voices and partners because diversity ensures multiple viewpoints, new ways of thinking, and solutions to problems once thought unsolvable. NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project—and our partnership with the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering—is just one, critical way the agency is working to open doors for students across the country.”
In 1986, Nelson traveled to space as a payload specialist aboard the space shuttle Columbia. During his visit to Tallahassee, he recounted some of the challenges of spaceflight, and he provided insight on NASA’s Artemis mission, which will return astronauts to the moon and explore more of the lunar surface.
“Bill Nelson is a wonderful advocate for NASA’s mission, and he spoke about the space workforce of the future looking much more like America than in the past,” said J. Murray Gibson, Ph.D., dean of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. “The uniqueness of our college is that we...are especially suited to deliver a more diverse, highly trained workforce. Our unique combination of research and diversity is the key thing.”
Please use the Sign up link: https://bit.ly/3pC5NN2 to register.
STREAM Robotics is a year-round program for students in grades 4th through 12th providing exciting opportunities in STEM arts and reading. Students learn to build robots, master coding skills and showcase their talents with performing arts! The program hours are 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Monday through Thursday.
For more information please contact, Yolanda Foxx-Palmer at [email protected] or call 850-561-2923.
On Thursday, February 20, the FAMU Architecture program hosted “Black Architects in the Making (BAM)." The following FAMU DRS Students attended this event.
Mrs. Yolanda Foxx-Palmer STREAM Robotics Group
Kenya Walters, Dari Boatner, Alyric Martin, Philicia Pollocks, Teslyn Watson, Jakayla Allen, Jakalia White, Aubriel Norton, Caliyah Pearson, Makel Montgomery, Nyanna Johnson, Jaliyah Bell
Mr. Peck’s High School Art Students and Art Club Students
Anderson, Asya; Brown, Ta'marvin; Davis, Na'Kiera; Haire, Deja; Harris, Kaniyah; Henderson, Lance; Henry, Christion; Hernandez-Mendez, Cindy;
Jones, Maria; McClendon, Shawn; McKenzie, Greg; Osborne, Christopher; Randall, Bria; Shuler, Makale; Smith, Kenyadric; Strong, Shanice;
Wash, Suraya; Brianna Barfield; Leah Thomas