LAB Midwest is pleased to announce the Design and Technology STEM Program by LJCreate.  Ideal for Middle and High Schools the program enables schools to create their own flexible programs from 17 STEM Courses in areas ranging from Construction and Engineering to Rapid Manufacturing to Mechatronics to Computer Science and everything in between.

The LJCreate Design and Technology Program is packed full of STEM design projects and provides unparalleled college and career readiness instruction for STEM Pathways including Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources, Architecture, Construction, Business Management, Health Science, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Marketing, Sales and Service thus introducing students to EVERY LEVEL of STEM careers.

Each of the 17 Courses contains a presentation to introduce the course and IDENTIFY RELEVANT CAREER PATHWAYS, a PRE- AND POST- TEST, a set of LESSONS and HANDS-ON practical activites as well as a final project.

Using a project-based approach that helps students develop problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork skills mix and Match Curriculum, Teaching Demonstration, eLearning / Virtual Investigation and Practical Inquiry  and Hands-On Projects from the following list of courses.

  • Engineering Design
  • Rapid Manufacturing
  • Construction Engineering
  • Biomedical Technology
  • Electronics Technology
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Mass Transportation
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Mobile Robotics
  • Mechatronics
  • Energy in Buildings
  • Computer Science – Mechatronics
  • Computer Science – Robotics
  • Energy Generation
  • Programming Robots
  • Transportation Technology

Hands-On Kits include the Engineering Construction Kit, Injection Molding Trainer, Structures and Materkals Teaching Set, Biomedical Technology Kit, Electronic Circuits Trainer, Green Energy in Buildings Trainer, Educational Robotics Invention Kit, Sustainable Energy Production Kit.  Mix and Match any or all to create the learning program that’s right for your students.

In total the program provides 19 projects over 200 lesson periods, an active learning approach, content aligned to standards, extensive teacher support material, flexible implementation, a learning management system and extensive extension projects.