25 Miller Intermediate students earn desktop computers

25 Miller Intermediate students earn desktop computers
Posted on 05/31/2017
25 Miller Intermediate students earn desktop computers

Miller Intermediate STEAM Team
Miller Intermediate STEAM Team participants receive desktop computers. 


By Reesha Brown
PISD Communications

Miller Intermediate STEAM Team

STEAM is a rigorous after-school program that uses technology to provide hands-on training in five core subject areas. Throughout the program, students learn how to apply technology skills to a broad range of industries and careers.Twenty-five Miller Intermediate students took home desktop computers recently for successfully completing the school’s Young Makers Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Team program.

“The curriculum is designed to use competitive engines and interesting topics that touch on their day-to-day lives to drive learning,” said Jorge Garcia, Baker-Ripley Cleveland youth assistant and STEAM facilitator. “A student must be willing to put in the work and have a firm grasp of math and science concepts to be successful in this program.”

Earning a computer was no easy task. Each participant was required to have a good attendance record, complete various tasks such as disassembling and assembling computers and developing concepts for possible life forms that may exist in different environments in the solar system.

At the end of the program, students worked collaboratively with a team to develop a marketing strategy using demographic data and production costs and presented the idea on video during the graduation ceremony.

They experienced a lot of activities that were designed to get them to think about contemporary issues and use problem-solving skills in a fun setting, while changing their perspectives on all topics in STEAM,” Garcia said.

The computers were donated by Creator Space, an organization that regularly refurbishes computers to provide increased access to technology among underserved children. The organization hopes that students leverage technology skills to achieve their career goals.

Trent Daily, a seventh grade STEAM Team participant, said he looked forward to installing the computer at his house.

“It feels great to get a new computer because I’ve always wanted to play with my friends on my own computer, in my room, with privacy from my siblings,” Daily said.

The program was sponsored by Comp-U-Dopt, Creator Space and Baker-Ripley, formerly known as Neighborhood Centers.

Miller Intermediate STEAM Team

Miller Intermediate STEAM Team


Miller Intermediate STEAM Team

Miller Intermediate STEAM Team

Miller Intermediate STEAM Team

Miller Intermediate STEAM Team