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a brand new branch at the Misdiagnosis Association and Research Institute, a non-profit research organization based in the United States. The MARI Kids branch represents the values we want to uphold for the members joining us from various elementary schools across the world. Children are the future of our generation and by empowering them and sparking their curiosity for science and STEM, we are able to better equip them for their future endeavors. At MARI Kids we recruit volunteers (from grades K-7) from elementary and middle schools and offer them a learning platform to learn about STEM in a fun and engaging way.
Our project will run like a virtual science fair, where we will have informational videos and tutorials every week for kids of all grades and education levels. Each week we will be discussing specific STEM topics which encompass chemistry, biology, astronomy, biochemistry, computer science, etc. After the participants watch each week’s videos, they will then complete the assigned task/worksheet for the week.
After the students have completed the videos and tasks for all 4 weeks, the students will choose one topic they enjoyed the most and create a project regarding that topic. Each student will be paired with a student mentor (which will be a MARI member that has graduated from the MARI Youth project), to ensure they are on the right track and provide them with assistance throughout the project. They will then be able to submit a video project for our panel of judges to watch, much like a science fair. All the students will have their projects scored and will have the opportunity to have their projects published on the MARI Kids website and YouTube channel for everyone to enjoy.
The Misdiagnosis Association and Research Institute, also known as MARI, is a research organization, established by Dr. Pooya Beigi. MARI is an international, non-profit organization consisting of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, students, and other professionals to assist healthcare providers in preventing errors in medicine. This organization has been dedicated to conducting research on “Misdiagnosis”, “Errors in Treatment”, “Malpractice”, and overall, all errors happening in the healthcare and medical fields. Through our work and publications we aim to remove the limitations and boundaries placed on healthcare and improve quality of life by providing excellent and equitable care to all.
STEM Education’ is an educational approach which focuses on at least one of the four sectors of science, technology, engineering, and math. In today’s world, technology and scientific skills are rapidly growing and its developments are becoming increasingly vital in all aspects of human life. Exposing kids to STEM education is crucial in their developmental years of schooling.. It allows children and adults to practice essential problem-solving, fast-thinking and critical analysis skills. It is never too early to implement STEM Education in childhood education!