STEM Adventures

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics

Montgomery, Alabama

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About Us

STEM Adventures is dedicated to engaging curious minds through hands on activities which explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts. Our goal is to inspire students' interest in STEM concepts and encourage more students to enter STEM based careers. We are currently focused on providing opportunities in Montgomery, AL and the surrounding area.

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Lead Instructor/Mentor

Lee Sumner:
Lee graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and is a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force Institute of Technology with an MS in Computer Engineering. While serving 10 years on active duty with the United States Air Force, Lee served as an instructor for the Texas Pre-Freshmen Engineering Program (TexPREP) in Edinburg, Texas and was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, New York. He has continued his love for teaching STEM classes by teaching Chemistry and Algebra at Cornerstone Classical Christian Academy in Montgomery, AL. He also served as a Scoutmaster for a local Boy Scout troop where he taught many STEM merit badges including Computers, Electricity, Electronics, Energy, Engineering, Radio, Robotics, and Space Exploration. As the lead mentor for the Eastwood/Cornerstone Schools B.E.S.T. (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) robotics team for 12 years, Lee taught engineering principles to a combined middle and high school student robotics team and guided the team to numerous awards at both local and regional competitions. Lee and his wife, Suzanne, have been homeschooling their seven children for over 25 years.

Robot Team Activities

In addition to robot design & construction, marketing, and sprit & sportsmanship activities, the Eastwood/Cornerstone Robotics team also competes in the B.E.S.T. Robotics Competition by completing the following engineering and marketing activities.

Simulink Programming

Effectively apply MathWorks Matlab Simulink in the programming of the robot.

Autonomous Programming

Create autonomous programs which respond, react, and run independently with no direct human control.

Engineering Drawings (CAD)

Create industry standard drawings for the robot design using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.

Robot Modeling

Model robot design in a 3D virtual environment and demo functionality with simulation and animation.

Team Website Design

Demonstrate website design knowledge and capabilities by creating a website from scratch.

Marketing Video Production

Demonstrate video design knowledge and capabilities by creating and editing a custom video.

Themed T-shirt Design

Design and produce an original game-specific T-shirt to encourage team spirit on game day.

Game Day Givaways

Design and produce team and game themed giveaways for distribution in the team exhibit.

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Eastwood/Cornerstone B.E.S.T. Robotics Team

B.E.S.T. (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) Robotics has been a key program of STEM Adventures since 2005. See how you can be a part of it on our ‘Activities’ page and experience growth as have our prior team members below.

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