Mountainside Elementary (Ft Carson) STEM Field Trip

Our Rocky Mountain Chapter Workforce Development (WFD) Committee worked with the teachers at Mountainside Elementary School on Ft. Carson to send 3rd and 5th graders to the Denver Nature and Sciences museum.  This was part of our effort to stimulate young interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  During the museum visit kids actively participated in the health and space labs learned that science can be a lot of fun. “Moving the remote control NASA ship was super exciting” according to one student.  Who knows, maybe we have a future astronaut or spacecraft designer in our future.  The students and teachers sent dozens of thank you notes our committee with testaments about the trip.  By providing exciting STEM-related activities to kids, our NDIA chapter encourages them to want to become scientists, engineers, and technicians in the future.