GEAR UP in Dayton is anticipating our Summer School Program with emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).Last year we had an average of 15 students participating. This year we have signed up 40 students. Our goal is to provide students an opportunity to experience science in a fun and interesting way by providing science experiments, lab work, and field trip opportunities. Despite best efforts during the regular school year, we are faced with many barriers to successfully promote STEM to the degree that engages students beyond earning credit or a grade for science class. With our STEM Summer Program, we are giving students the opportunity to experience meaningful and fun STEM activities, as well as time and individualized support, we will maximize our chances to “win over” student interest in STEM related careers. Our instructors are Doug Yenney and Clint Reser.
Doug is a veteran of 26 years teaching small high school science in eastern Washington State. He has been active in professional development in the areas of Materials Science, Biotechnology, Active Chemistry, and is interested in bringing engaging science experience to each student in Dayton High School.
Clint is a veteran of 13 years in teaching middle school in Dayton. He is active in Washington LASER consortium and has a knack for making science interesting at the middle school level.