CIJE Launches STEM Program for NJ Jewish Day Schools

Two Northern New Jersey Jewish day schools are introducing the groundbreaking CIJE-Tech High School Engineering Program, provided by the Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education (CIJE), to engage and ignite high-school students’ interests in STEM education and careers.

Bais Yaakov Machon Ora in Passaic and Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School in Teaneck are two of  55 schools nationwide offering the CIJE-Tech High School Engineering Program, which has students applying their innovation skills in teams to develop all types of devices and machines. This ranges from advanced circuitry and bridge-building to developing prosthetic limbs. Self-directed classroom study and hands-on interactive curricula culminate in a year-end capstone project directed at applying the STEM principles to engineering a solution to a problem that might improve some facet of society.

CIJE-Tech High School Engineering Program was designed to enhance interest and skills in STEM and to provide a greater exposure to engineering. It continues introducing students to the fundamentals of engineering and the design process needed to gain STEM skills, coupled with experiential learning in teamwork, innovative thinking and problem solving.

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