Aspire-STEM™ is a software program where students use a graphical editor to solve computer science problems. Targeted at middle school students, this award-winning software reaches students at a critical time for STEM education and employs gamification to make concepts easy to understand and fun to learn.

  • Introduces computer science concepts including programming, design, algorithms
  • Avoids the complexities and lets students get down to executing the software
  • Programming language independent, it teaches core concepts instead
  • Generates Java-code to allow for more advanced lesson plans and demonstrations

Implementation

  • Aspire-STEM has been implemented at Millard High School in Omaha, Nebraska since 2010.  The Millard School System ranks in the top 15% of all high school systems in the country and adopted this programming as a part of their efforts to incorporate innovative ideas and concepts into their curriculums.
  • Aviture held middle school pilots in Omaha and Colorado Springs to integrate the Aspire-STEM™ software into their school curriculums. We are piloting cross-school competitions in the Omaha area with a goal to build to metro-area events that raise awareness of STEM activities.
  • Aviture has already partnered with several prestigious universities to promote and improve the software through their STEM summer outreach efforts.
  • In addition to academic partnerships, we have put together an educational awareness program with industry partners such as Lockheed Martin and public sector entities such as USSTRATCOM to open student’s aperture with respect to the “wealth of possibilities” in computer science careers. This program consists of student field trips to a state of the art Lockheed Martin Facility with research labs used by both Lockheed and USSTRATCOM.  The day consists of interaction with motivational speakers from all walks of industry and the abundance of options availed to them by having pursued a degree in the sciences.   In addition, lab time with the Aspire-STEM™ software with the support of Aviture, Lockheed, USSTRATCOM, Union Pacific and other industry partners.The day is highlighted by the always popular Aspire-STEM™ tournament showcasing the skills learned and the potential unleashed at the end of the day.

     

    Interested in implementing Aspire-STEM? Please contact us here.


     

    Latest News

    • UCCS Colorado Springs Site License Agreement for Aspire-STEM Education Software

      Aviture is completing a site license agreement with UCCS for use of Aviture’s Aspire-STEM™ educational product.  Aspire-STEM™ supports the national goals and objectives of the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) program which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

    • Aviture Hosts STEM Event @ UCCS

      This July, Aviture hosted a Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) event at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. The week-long event utilized Aviture’s Aspire-STEM™ software solution that helps high school students approach computer science in a fun and exciting way.