STEM is an interdisciplinary and applied approach to educating students in [S]cience, [T]echnology, [E]ngineering, and [M]athematics. As big advocates for STEM, we love to share stories of our current and former clients putting the practice into action for their own constituents. Here’s a few great examples.
Museum of Science, Boston
U.S. News & World Report recently honored Museum of Science President Ioannis Miaoulis as a STEM Trailblazer. In this article Ioannis shares his vision for the Museum’s future and his deep passion for K-12 engineering education.
National Coast Guard Museum
The US Coast Guard is deeply committed to promoting STEM education through its educational institutions including the National Coast Guard Museum Association. The Museum is partnering with six local universities and the STEM programs at 11 area school districts in the immediate vicinity of the museum including: USCG Academy, Connecticut College, University of Connecticut, Mitchell College, Three Rivers Community College and University of New Haven. The Museum will soon be breaking ground on a new home. For a peek at what the new building will look like visit their website.
Barnard’s leadership has a deep commitment to STEM programming, and starting last year all Barnard students are required to complete a course in Technological and Digital Thinking, positioning Barnard as the first among their peers to include technology in its General Education requirement. Learn more about their robust STEM curriculum at Barnard’s website, or read Barnard’s President Sian Beilock’s recent Op-Ed in the Washington Post, titled “How to develop STEM-confident girls at home.”
At Simmons College, instead of lamenting gender disparities in the STEM fields, they are helping to close the gap every day. Through community partnerships, rigorous programs, faculty mentoring and an extensive alumnae/i network, Simmons is inspiring the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Learn more at Simmon’s website.
Miss Hall’s School
Earlier this spring Miss Hall’s School opened its new STEAM academic building. The building, along with revamped curriculum, demonstrates the School’s deep commitment to give girls opportunities in science and math, where women are largely underrepresented. Christopher M. Himes, Ph.D. Director of Engineering and Technology Innovation at Miss Hall’s School shares the value of STEAM in girls’ education at their website.
St. Mary’s High School
St. Mary’s High School located in Lynn, Massachusetts recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its new STEM building. The School raised more than $14 million to fund this landmark endeavor. Learn more about St. Mary’s campaign and the STEM Building’s groundbreaking at their website.