R3 – Rockets, Robotics, & Arithmetic at Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering

MEMPHIS, Tennessee, October 18, 2017 – R3: Rockets, Robotics, & Arithmetic, an after-school STEM program for grades 6th – 12th, has launched at Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering (MASE).

R3 participants will receive daily (Monday-Thursday) STEM instruction in preparation to compete in regional and national competitions including VEX Robotics, Lego Mindstorm, First Robotics, SeaPerch Underwater Robotics, TARC Model Rocketry, and NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge. In addition, participants will be given the opportunity to travel in the summer to see how STEM works in the real world. The summer trips to places like the Discovery Park of America, Nissan and GM factories and the US Space and Rocket Center are designed to allow students greater exposure to STEM disciplines.

Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering (MASE), in partnership with the 21st Century Community Learning Center, is hosting this comprehensive program of academic support to provide underserved youth an educational experience that focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. By exposing students to unique scientific learning opportunities grounded in project-based learning and competitions, R3 participants will have the technological sophistication and broad foundation to compete in any post-secondary setting, and be productive citizens of a global community.

R3: Rockets, Robotics, & Arithmetic is still accepting applications. Approximately 25 students will be accepted per grade level. Space is limited. Applications are accepted at discovermase.org/extracurriculars, or in person at Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering main office.

R3: Rockets, Robotics, & Arithmetic is a free academic program to children of Memphis residents in public, private, and home-school institutions. Food is provided to all participants at no cost to parents.

About 21st CCLC

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program is authorized under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The 21st CCLC program provides federal funding for the establishment of community learning centers that provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools, in order to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects such as reading, math and science. This program is also intended to offer students a broad array of activities and to include families and the community in the educational process. www.21stcclc.org