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STEM Dept

Welcome to the STEM Department at the XyayX Institute, where we ignite the spark of curiosity, foster a love for inquiry, and empower students to explore the exciting world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Our STEM program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive and hands-on learning experience that prepares them for the challenges and opportunities of the modern world.

At the XyayX Institute, we believe that STEM education is the key to unlocking the potential of our students, particularly those from underrepresented communities. Through engaging lessons, interactive experiments, and real-world applications, we aim to cultivate critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration skills that are essential for success in the 21st century.

Our dedicated team of STEM educators brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the classroom, creating a dynamic and supportive learning environment. With a focus on experiential learning, our students are encouraged to think creatively, explore innovative solutions, and embrace the power of technology. From robotics and coding to scientific investigations and engineering challenges, our STEM program provides students with the tools and confidence to become the problem solvers and innovators of tomorrow.

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Teachers

Prof. Que 

Prof. Morrishow

Assistant teacher 

Mr. Nasis Clay

Ms. Blessing 

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Our STEM Curriculum

In our STEM courses, we offer a specialized focus on structural engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering and technical design. We place a strong emphasis on algebra, geometry, and scientific concepts to provide our students with a solid foundation in these fields. We are aware of the existing disparities, as approximately 18 percent of Black workers are employed in STEM fields compared to higher percentages for White and Asian workers. Furthermore, Black workers in STEM jobs tend to have lower wages compared to their counterparts. On average, Black workers in STEM jobs had a median wage and salary income of $54,734 in 2020, while those in non-STEM jobs had a median income of $34,990. We aim to address these disparities by equipping our Black students with the necessary skills, knowledge, and opportunities to excel in STEM fields and pursue rewarding careers. Our goal is to foster a supportive environment where all students can thrive and break barriers, ensuring equal access to opportunities and fair compensation in STEM professions.

Assignments

students will receive their assignments through Google Classroom. It is essential for students to show all their work and provide detailed explanations of their problem-solving process. Assignments may incorporate exercises from the IXL platform to offer extra practice and reinforce key concepts. Students are expected to complete assignments on time and are responsible for checking with the teacher or their classmates for any missed work or notes in case of an absence. If there are exceptional circumstances that lead to late submission, parents should reach out via email. Late assignments will be accepted within the unit timeframe, and if the unit has already been completed, it will be at the teacher's discretion to decide whether to accept the assignment.

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students will receive their assignments through Google Classroom. It is essential for students to show all their work and provide detailed explanations of their problem-solving process. Assignments may incorporate exercises from the IXL platform to offer extra practice and reinforce key concepts. Students are expected to complete assignments on time and are responsible for checking with the teacher or their classmates for any missed work or notes in case of an absence. If there are exceptional circumstances that lead to late submission, parents should reach out via email. Late assignments will be accepted within the unit timeframe, and if the unit has already been completed, it will be at the teacher's discretion to decide whether to accept the assignment.

Class grade 

  • Class assignments 40%

  • Class participation 15%

  • Class Notes 35%

GRADING SCALE:

  • A      93-100 

  • A -    90-92
  • B +   87-89

  • B       83-86

  • B -     80-82

  • C +    77-79

  • C       73-76

  • C -     70-72

  • D +    67-69

  • D       60-66

  • D -     59

  • F       55

Structural Engineering

Our introductory Structural Engineering course aims to meet the growing need for competent individuals within the black community who possess the skills to design and construct structures worldwide. By exploring fundamental principles such as load distribution, stability, materials selection, and structural analysis methods, students gain a strong foundation in this field. Through hands-on projects, they apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios, designing and constructing scaled models of structures. With guidance from experienced instructors, students develop the skills needed for further studies or careers in structural engineering. This empowers them to contribute to the growth and development of their communities by creating safe and innovative structures that shape our world. Together, we can meet the demand for skilled professionals and make a positive impact on the black community on a global scale.

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Mechanical Engineering 

Our introductory Mechanical Engineering course is specifically designed to familiarize students with the core concepts and applications in this field. We recognize that black students are often not offered these classes, but it is crucial for them to have the necessary knowledge to compete in today's STEM-based fields. That's why we place a strong emphasis on developing a comprehensive understanding of mechanical principles. By addressing the shortage of black students who possess this understanding, we aim to bridge the gap and provide equal opportunities for success in the field of mechanical engineering.

 

ElectroMechanical Engineering

At our institution, we are dedicated to addressing the disparity that black students often face in their exposure to essential topics and applications in Electro-Mechanical Engineering. In our introductory course, we place a significant emphasis on electrical motors, recognizing their crucial role in today's applications. Our curriculum is designed to bridge this gap by providing black students with comprehensive instruction in Electro-Mechanical Engineering. Our goal is to equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in this vital field. Through this focused emphasis, we aim to empower black students to actively participate, thrive, and make valuable contributions to the diverse applications of Electro-Mechanical Engineering. Together, we can create a more inclusive and equitable future in this dynamic field.

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MechaTronics

Our Mechatronics introductory course is specifically designed for black students, recognizing the importance of robotics in today's society. We understand that black students may not always have equal access to robotics education, which is why our curriculum places a strong emphasis on this field. By combining mechanical engineering, electronics, and computer science, Mechatronics provides a foundation for understanding and working with robotics systems.

In this course, black students will explore the principles of robotics, learn about sensors and actuators, and develop skills in programming and control. Hands-on projects and interactive learning experiences enable students to design, build, and program their own robotic systems. Our goal is to empower black students to become proficient in robotics and gain the necessary skills for success in this rapidly advancing field.

Technical Drawing

Our Technical Drawing introductory course is designed specifically for black students to learn the basics of this essential skill. Through hands-on exercises and projects, students develop their drafting techniques, orthographic projection, and dimensioning abilities. By providing equal access and opportunities in technical drawing education, our goal is to empower black students to excel in fields that require this skill, such as architecture, engineering, and design. Together, we can bridge the gap and foster a more inclusive and diverse workforce in industries that rely on technical drawing expertise.

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Computer Animated Design

Our Computer Animated Design course, integrated with Tinkercad, provides black students with a unique opportunity to dive into the world of mechanical device design. Through hands-on experience and the utilization of computer-aided design tools, students develop essential skills in designing, prototyping, and animating mechanical devices. From basic mechanisms to more intricate systems, students gain a deeper understanding of how these devices function and how to optimize their performance.

Our aim is to inspire black students to pursue careers in engineering, manufacturing, or related fields by providing them with equal opportunities in this exciting field. By offering access to computer-aided design and emphasizing the creation of mechanical devices, we strive to bridge the existing gap and ensure that black students have an equal chance to thrive in these industries.

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