The Inside STEM video series showcases STEM education pathways available for students across Texas.
Inside STEM: Rocketry
Watch as Akins HS students develop skills in problem solving, critical thinking and cognitive reasoning through engaging with aerospace.
STEM Endorsement Model: SystemsGo
“To enhance education for better workforce development; and to ignite tomorrow’s innovators while developing the most valued engineering and manufacturing workforce to compete in the global market.”
Improve education in America by inspiring students, teachers, and administrators within the present educational system. Motivate and equip high school students to develop 21st Century skills and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
A four-year, sequenced, STEM curricula that meets Career and Tech Ed (CTE) course TEKS and HB-5 requirements and receives CTE funding. Curricula covers introductions to the R&D industry and innovation; mechanical drafting/CAD for working drawings capture; and applied physics of main energy systems - mechanical, electrical, thermal, fluid - through design, build, and test projects.
Akins School Culture: Designing School Culture
Students decide to improve the reputation of their academy by starting a t-shirt design contest with an end result of a more positive school culture.
Flatonia: Taking a Stance: The HeLa Cell Controversy
Students engaged in interdisciplinary PBL experiences to debate whether researchers have the right to assert ownership over blood samples for use in research without the patient's consent.
Dripping Springs: PBL in Action
Watch Ms. Cooper's class utilize PBL kinematic equations analyze the free throw shots of basketball players and help them improve
Akins Math - Problem-Based Learning: Predict My Time
Check out problem-based learning in this video as students analyze their teacher's running training data to predict race performance