Ten80’s 2017 National STEM Tour Continues

Posted September 18, 2017 by Toni Cerbo

STEM education involves more than just science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It’s a state of mind. It’s a way of looking at the world. It encourages students to make connections and actively participate in the innovation process.

The STEM Innovators-in-Training Experiences exemplify Ten80’s commitment to cultivate entrepreneurial thinking and innovators – ready, willing and able to thrive in a world of constant innovation. Ten80 is framing a new way of thinking. Helping students become experts in discovering solutions. As a result, students gain wisdom in the process.

Ten80 Education events have quickly become
a destination point for students of all
cultures, genders and socio-economic backgrounds
accommodating a variety of skill levels and interests.

This fall, more than 5,400 students across the U.S. will participate in the enterprise and engineering processes that are often at the core of STEM innovation during the Ten80 STEM Innovators-in-Training national tour. Using hands-on, minds-on project-based STEM activities students will discover the mental tools needed to face the complex, fast-changing nature of today’s information-based economy.

Upcoming Tour Locations

The 2017 Fall tour kicks off in INDIANAPOLIS on Wednesday, September 20th.  Ten80 will race into Don Schumacher Racing to give students and their educators an opportunity to network with next-gen entrepreneurs, innovators and industry professionals. This fast-paced day will allow students to engage in different hands-on learning workshops focused on race engineering, coding and automation, design and fabrication to graphic design, marketing, community outreach and data-driven design projects.

Everything is bigger in Texas and we are ready and rarin’ to go. Ten80 is fixin’ to bring loads of excitement to not one but two Texas cities. First stop – DALLAS on Tuesday, September 26th at the Plano Event Center. Students outfitted in brightly colored team t-shirts will rotate through hands-on, interdisciplinary workshops reinforcing students’ abilities to start designing, start making, start building, and start engineering.

Ten80 will kick into high speed traveling from Texas to Massachusetts and back to Texas in a matter of weeks. In BOSTON on Tuesday, October 3rd at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell Ten80 will allow hundreds of students in Boston to put STEM skills into action with the support of U.S. Army and local professionals. Students will get to know the technology and engineering principles behind different concepts and how to deliver a successful pitch to sell an idea, product or process.

After a brief detour in Mass, the tour returns to Texas. Our first STEMfest will take place in HOUSTON on Tuesday, October 17th at Kingdom Builders’ Center. This ain’t our first rodeo. Students will use skills such as creativity, critical thinking, teamwork and communication – which are integral to all fields of study and careers. Throughout the day, Ten80 will address different concepts and skills to help students compete in team-oriented innovation challenges.

The tour travels to MIAMI, the brightly colored tropical paradise, on Tuesday, October 24th. The Miami Airport Convention Center will come alive as students discover and develop skills needed to compete in the global economy. At the second STEMfest of the season, students will work in groups on computer science and robotics, race engineering, as well as game design and enterprise activities. Students will immediately apply lessons learned to pitch an idea for their new invention or innovation.

It’s called the Triangle, but it has many sides. RALEIGH is the final location of the Fall tour. Students will get an exciting jump start on their path to success at this STEMfest on Tuesday, November 14th at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. All students – not just above-average students or students planning to pursue a STEM degree – will be exposed to the endless possibilities of a STEM education.

Ten80 will bring STEM to life on a massive scale. Students will learn about the four critical aspects of innovation: the engineering process, enterprise process, content & skills, and leadership. Throughout the tour, female STEM professionals will inspire students as they speak about closing the gender gap in STEM and dismissing fears of pursuing STEM majors and careers. And, long after the tour has ended, Ten80 will continue to provide content and support allowing students to channel their inspirations into real academic and emotional success all throughout the academic year and beyond.

Students and educators were bursting with
nthusiasm as Ten80 brought STEM to life.
Ten80 helps every student cultivate 21st Century skills
and a willingness to accelerate the pace of innovation.

Empowering the Next Generation of Innovators

The STEM Innovators-in-Training Experiences allow high school students across the country to participate in real world scenarios, assume STEM professional roles, and engage in critical thinking to create innovative solutions. Interdisciplinary approaches encourage students to use multiple disciplines to solve problems with an emphasis on the application of knowledge to real-life situations that are essential for the future of STEM education. Ten80 sends a powerful message to all students that STEM fields are important and accessible to all.


Thanks to sponsorship from the U.S. Army and regional sponsors coupled with a fantastic team of volunteers our team at Ten80 offers these STEM events free of charge. Tremendous thanks to all who have supported and continue to support these amazing events.

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