The project also adapts a well-developed articulation model aligned with the White House - STEM Initiatives

  • Build Strong Foundations for STEM Literacy by ensuring that every American has the opportunity to master basic STEM concepts, including computational thinking, and to become digitally literate. A STEM-literate public will be better equipped to handle rapid technological change and will be better prepared to participate in civil society.
  • Increase Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEM and provide all Americans with lifelong access to high-quality STEM education, especially those historically underserved and underrepresented in STEM fields and employment. The full benefits of the Nation’s STEM enterprise will not be realized until this goal is achieved.
  • Prepare the STEM Workforce for the Future - both college-educated STEM practitioners and those working in skilled trades that do not require a four-year degree - by creating authentic learning experiences that encourage and prepare learners to pursue STEM careers. A diverse talent pool of STEM-literate Americans prepared for the jobs of the future will be essential for maintaining the national innovation base that supports key sectors of the economy and for making the scientific discoveries and creating the technologies of the future.
    • Develop and Enrich Strategic Partnerships.
    • Engage Students where Disciplines Converge.
    • Build Computational Literacy.
    • Operate with Transparency and Accountability.


What Is the Cohort Model?

  • The cohort model of learning is a method of instruction that organizes students into a group and encourages collaborative learning. Cohorts of students begin, proceed through, and finish a course as a single entity. This implies that the same individuals remain in the group for all of the lectures, tutorials, and seminars and develop strong bonds with one another over time.
  • In a cohort system, there is more emphasis on mentorship for students beyond increasing comprehension of particular academic content within a given subject area. As opposed to only relying on the teacher, as is the case in instructor-led teaching systems, those who have grasped new concepts can assist classmates in navigating challenging topics.

Benefits of the cohort model 

  • It fosters solid peer relationships that allow for cooperative learning and problem-solving, which makes it easier for participants to share knowledge.
  • It enables students to benefit from one another's varying abilities, experiences, backgrounds, and professional objectives. Their whole learning experience is improved by this.
  • Group talks enable ongoing practice, which improves memory retention and provides a comprehensive comprehension of issues.
  • A network of support is offered via cohort learning, which encourages accountability. This keeps participants motivated over the course of the program.
  • Learners in a cohort can openly debate complex ideas by challenging each other's viewpoints. Over time, this stimulates the development of original thought.
  • The cohort model enables a teacher to concentrate on working with smaller groups and provide individualized feedback based on each student's requirements.
  • Knowledge creation and innovation are fueled by the cohort's growing trust and camaraderie.

 Science Quotes:     

  • Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence. Louis Pasteur
  • To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science. Albert Einstein