Cleveland STEM Innovators Experience ROCKS!

Posted November 2, 2016 by Toni Cerbo


Ten80 Education brought STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and hands-on activities to more than 700 high school students in and around Cleveland at the 2016 STEM Innovators-in-Training Experience.

The day began with a panel discussion that reinforced students’ ability to start designing, start making, start building, and start engineering. Assistant Crew Chief for the U.S. Army Top Fuel Dragster, Neal Strausbaugh, defines the importance of STEM and the U.S. Army’s partnership with Ten80 Education – challenging students to use teamwork and leadership skills to solve complex problems.

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Neal was joined on the panel by SFC Sean Patrick Coleman of the U.S. Army, Dr. Christal Sheppard of the United States Patent and Trademark Office and Dr. Debbie Jackson, Professor at Cleveland State University and Network Leader for the Northeast Ohio STEM Learning Network.

After the panel, students, outfitted in brightly colored team t-shirts, participated in different hands-on learning workshops in order to collaborate, create and compete in the Innovation Challenge. At the conclusion of the workshops, the team members came back together to learn about intellectual property (IP) and to work on phase one of the challenge: the 30-second elevator pitch. The program wrapped up with the announcement of the winning school team.

Students got to know the technology and engineering principles behind different concepts and how to deliver a successful pitch to sell an idea, product or process.

Throughout this fast-paced day, students and their educators networked with next-gen entrepreneurs, innovators, and industry professionals. Thanks to the support of the U.S. Army, Cleveland State University and others, Ten80 engaged Cleveland area students in real, applied STEM learning and inspired them to get involved in STEM courses, clubs, and consider STEM careers.


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