STEM

Computer Science and Robotics at Fall River Elementary

Students at Fall River Elementary have several opportunities to learn about computer science and robotics.   Students can participate in a competitive VEX IQ program.  These students work in collaborative teams to accomplish tasks determined by VEX IQ in advance.  During tournaments, teams compete and form alliances to earn points, win awards and possibly advance to state and world tournaments. Students on the competitive robotics team meet at least twice a week and before or after school as needed.

Special Guests Attend Fall River Family STEM Night

Fall River's Family STEM Night was well attended by students, families, friends and special guests!  BB-8 and R2D2 attended and entertained one and all.  The fully functioning,  life-size models were one of several interactive displays families and community members shared with the Fall River Community. Booths included Tinker Mill, Longmont Arts Council and Google, to name a few!   Fall River students also volunteered to demonstrated their STEM work.

Fifth Grade Goes to College!

At the beginning of spring this year, the fifth grade students at Northridge had the privilege to go on a unique and meaningful field trip t

LHS MBSA Program Senior Project Poster Session on May 2

MBSA Senior Project Poster Session

Monday, May 2, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Longmont High School Community Room

Please join us as Medical & BioScience Academy students present posters showcasing their senior year internship experiences and capstone projects. The poster session format will be conducted as an open house event.

Rocket Works!

Rocket Works! came to Longmont Estates at the end of March.  It was a reward for students who participated in the Longmont Estates Innovation Fair back in January.  Rocket Works! is a program run through the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Engineers Share Their Career Journey with 8th Graders

As part of a partnership with CU's Experiential Science Education Research Collaborative (Xsci), Timberline teachers have collaborated with local STEM professionals to develop projects for middle schoolers. 8th graders at Timberline PK-8 are working on a career exploration project. Monthly guest speakers who work in STEM-related fields come to school to talk about different career opportunities and the multiple pathways to attain them. Several of the guests have opted to return on other days to help students work on their projects.

Drones!

9th-11th grade STEM Academy students were treated to a guest speaker last week.  Olivier Brousse with 3d Vista took the time out of his busy schedule to teach our students about drones.  He taught them about what components are necessary, what sensors are present and how they work, how Newton's 3rd law applies to their flight, and different applications of drones (search and rescue, aerial imaging, structural analysis, etc.).  Students were excited for the opportunity to learn about this cutting-edge technology!

Seeing is Believing CEI Tour

Skyline High School was excited to show off what they are doing in the classroom on a daily basis to folks from around the state through the Colorado Education Initiative Seeing is Believing tour.  Shifting the focus from the teacher to the student is something the STEM Academy prides itself on, with students constantly applying their science and math knowledge to projects they create.  When the group came through at Skyline, they were impressed with the freshmen STEM students working on an aerial observation project, biology students creating prototypes to remove excess atm

Couragion and Career Planning, Part 2

As a follow up to a story written last year (http://stem.svvsd.org/couragion-and-career-planning), Skyline STEM Academy freshmen were again

Where is the car going and how far?

Students in K - 4th grae visited the STEM Lab in Febraury to learn more about engineers and motion.

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