The Kappa Boulé Foundation S.T.E.A.M. & Robotics Programs
The Legacy Continues
The Kappa Boulé Foundation S.T.E.A.M. & Robotics Programs were established by Kappa Boulé to help strengthen the pipeline of women and students of color to early exposure, resources and training for high demand careers in engineering, biotechnology, healthcare, cyber security, data science, data analytics and automation.
We believe that S.T.E.A.M. and Robotics programming helps our students understand the application of new technologies and gives hands on experiences that supplement educational lessons that are being taught in their classrooms. Through exposure to professionals that have successfully mastered these concepts, this program also provides the required mentorship for successful navigation through and around many obstacles that may discourage our students.
Since 2004, students in our programs have been exposed to hands on immersive experiences in the areas of engineering, architecture and our built environments based on Carnegie-Mellon’s Studio for Creative Inquiry model. With our community partner, the Atlanta Center for Creative Inquiry (ACCI), founded by Archon Oscar L. Harris, Jr., our students have received focused curriculum developing students’ creative and conceptual thinking skills coupled with the understanding of how to collaborate, be creative, think critically and communicate effectively. Our students draw, design and make models and are challenged to imagine and present a design solution for their community.
Since 2016, Archon Kevin E. Woods and Archon Pickens A. Patterson, III established a partnership with the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) and the Testing, Training and Translation Labs (T3 Labs). GCMI and T3Labs provide our students with interactive hands on simulations of medical procedures, exposure to human and animal anatomy and medical technologies such as ultrasound, endoscopy and laparoscopy.
In 2020, Kappa Boulé will establish three robotics teams to provide continued exposure and access to learning the important skills needed to understand and apply the technologies used in robotics and be prepared for future careers.
Finally, it has been stated, “Where science ends, art begins”. Kappa Boulé will continue to expose our students to the fine, performing and visual arts. We hope that these efforts will inspire in our students the potential to express themselves in all potential media during their professional journeys.