ABOUT GATEWAY STEM CENTER
Imagine a program where students can learn the history of space and simulate a Space Shuttle launch during which they conduct actual experiments that were performed on the International Space Station and compare their results to what the astronauts found in space. Picture youth learning to code and then using their coding skills to design and build a robot. Step into a place where students can be inspired to dream about their future and the contributions they can make to the world, either in space or on Earth. This isn’t imaginary, this is Gateway!
Gateway is a 501(c)(3) non-profit space themed STEM program located at the Springfield Skating Center in Springfield, TN. Our purpose is to increase interest in STEM in the youth of Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky through a hands on space themed STEM program.
We have many exciting experiences for the youth of the community. These include a full size Shuttle Flight Deck simulator for simulated space missions, computer lab to introduce students to programming, LEGO MINDSTORMS for robotics and engineering, and a full astronomy program including solar telescope, 10″ reflector for observing the planets. and access to the 34 meter Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope.
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WHAT WE DO
Interactive experiences and demonstrations providing an education on the history of space exploration, current initiatives, and future dreams.
Hands on experiences designed to teach participants to leverage the 5 steps in the design thinking process through coding and robotics.
Team based experiences leveraging authentic simulators to provide participants a hands on understanding of space operations.