Welcome back to my blog!
This week I unfortunately was very sick. But, I was able to finish the senior project presentation slides and my final deliverable research paper. However, I was not able to conduct my senior project presentation this Friday due to my health and administration issues. I will be doing the senior project presentation via zoom in the near future.
On the brighter side of things, Aaron was able to administer the post-survey, and the results came back super positive! 92% of students reported that they thought they were better at science, 100% of students reported that they felt more enthusiastic about science, 77% of students felt that they were better at math, and 92% of students felt that they were better at reading and writing. Additionally, 62% of students believed that science could help fix issues in their community and indicated that the program influenced this answer, 69% of students believed that kids could fix issues in their community and indicated that the program influenced this answer, and students gave the program an average rating of 9.8 out of 10 (There were even some 100s, but I set them to ten for the sake of this average).
I was extremely pleased to see that students became more interested and knowledgeable about science. It was fascinating to also see how students grew in other areas, such as higher self-esteem in reading, writing, and math and higher self-confidence that science and kids could help fix issues in the community.
I am enriched to have been a part of the Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle. During my time there, I made new friends and amazing memories. I hope that other organizations implement a program similar to this one to foster important STEM and environmental learning and help bring their students some fun. I will update you all in a final blog post about how my senior project presentation went. I am looking forward to reporting back one last time!