Students get hands-on experience solving problems and learning skills directly applicable to the workplace. The projects provide an opportunity for students to get a start to finish perspective of solving problems relevant to their school and/or community, gaining a sense of accomplishment when they can see the impact of their work.
By pairing STEM professionals with student teams to work on a project, students learn how to think, generate ideas, collaborate and present their ideas. They also apply social-emotional concepts, become conscious of their choices, and take responsibility for their actions – all skills that employers desire.
There are three types of Real World Projects:
In partnership with a small team of corporate volunteers and Lumity staff, teachers implement a challenge for students to solve in small teams over a series of several weeks. Corporate volunteers support the teachers in implementing the challenge and interact with students to help them hone their problem-solving and teamwork skills. Each challenge is integrated into school curriculum, helping students connect the dots between school and careers.
Lumity partners with a corporate host to bring a group of students out of school and into their office. Students experience solving a problem over the course of a day while getting coaching from corporate volunteers. Watch how Health Care Services Corporation got creative ideas on a mobile app for their company while helping high school juniors and seniors gain invaluable experience working in teams, problem-solving and presenting their solution to judges from senior management.