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.
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.
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.
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!
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