Get to the STEM of the Problem
Get to the S.T.E.M. of the Problem is MAFDET’s vehicle for improving academic performance in math and science. Achievement in STEM subjects among low-income and minority youth has traditionally lagged behind that of individuals above the poverty line and non-minorities in STEM subjects. Through this program, MAFDET pairs up participants with tutors to help improve performance in the classroom. Further, MAFDET teaches participants about mechanics, robotics and computer science. Participants who complete this program satisfactorily receive a stipend for a personal computer and CAD software along with self-instruction materials.