One primary goal of Kids' Tech University (KTU) is to create the future workforce in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by sparking kids' interest in these fields. KTU's curriculum features three parts:
• Held once a month from January to April, in a lecture hall on the Virginia Tech campus
• Will be centered on answering a "why" question, such as "Why is the sky blue?"
• Purpose is to focus children's attention on a particular subject within the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
• Held after each interactive session
• Focused on the specific discipline being discussed in the interactive session
• Done in a career fair fashion where kids and parents walk around to various activities
• Interactive labs will follow-up on ideas presented in the interactive sessions
• Activities are designed to cultivate children’s interest in the interactive session topics
• Features online forum to promote discussion and teamwork
• Performed at home
For more information on the 2016 Virginia Tech interactive sessions & hands-on activities, please click here.
KTU is also dedicated to conducting research into successful educational programs. As part of this effort, we will be asking the kids to provide us with feedback on their KTU experience. Thank you for your cooperation.