STEM

SVVSD STEM on the Radio

On June 4th, Innovation Center staff were invited to appear on local radio station KGNU's "It's the Economy" segment to highlight our STEM journey and experiences. Host of the show, Maeve Conran, asked insightful questions and sparked excellent discussion around where we've been and where we want to go. Guests on the show included Jeff Lund (Instructional Program Consultant), Becky Peters (Program Manager), LaJessie Dinh (recent graduate of Skyline's STEM academy and Innovation Center student worker), and Samuel Narvaez (current student at Skyline High School).

2015 MBSA Kraft Family Scholarship Award Recipient

Congratulations to Abby Johnson, recipient of the 2015 MBSA Kraft Family Scholarship Award for Nursing!

TRMS Taps into the Power of Digital Journalism

Journalism in our time has undergone a revolutionary shift – in particular from traditional print and broadcast delivery to an interactive digital format. Theoretically, anyone with a computer, Internet access, and some ability to attract attention can succeed at digital journalism. Many people have remarked, whether favorably and disparagingly, on the more democratic form of the new journalism, especially the communicative power now in the hands of people who are not formally trained in journalism.

Longmont High MBSA Seniors Present Internship Projects

On Thursday, April 30th, students in the Medical & BioScience Academy program at Longmont High School presented their senior projects. These students successfully completed semester-long internships and research projects and displayed formal posters to present summaries of their internship experience to LHS staff, members of the medical community, SVVSD school board members, parents, students and other members of the community.

MBSA students completed internships in these areas:

Gary Soto: Short Story Reenactments & Story Retells

Mrs. Thaler's Advanced Language Arts classes read three short stories by the author, Gary Soto.

Design Thinking as a Math Intervention?

Mrs. Aguirre has been intrigued with the Design Thinking process since she was trained in it last year.

“Create things you wish existed” -Ashley K, 6th Grader

Spread the Word Against Vandalism

The Longmont Youth Council recently sponsored a citywide contest looking for innovative and creative one-minute videos displaying how to positively take action and spread the word against vandalism. Six young ladies from Mrs. Thaler's STEM Broadcasting class at Trail Ridge Middle School entered the competition and came out on top, winning 1st place! The TRMS students were interviewed with Longmont Channel 8 TV news at the Youth Center on March 24th and received a $200 prize to share. Their video will also be aired on a future Channel 8 News cast.

STEM Summer Academy at Trail Ridge MS

Trail Ridge STEM Summer Academy is an interactive opportunity which includes classes such as FloViz, eTextiles, Pump It Up, Video Game Design, To Infinity...and Beyond, and more. Each course offers a student takeaway that are unique to the learning for that session.
 

Alpine Wins at the Vex IQ State Tournament!

Congratulations to the Alpine Vex IQ Teams who competed in the Vex IQ Elementary State Tournament in Loveland last weekend! We sent 6 teams of students to participate in this collaborative competition. We competed in the Teamwork Challenge in which two teams collaborate on the playing field in order to score points by manipulating the field blocks with their robot. In addition, teams had the opportunity to participate in several other competitions as well. Students could compete in the the Skills Challenge, where they tested out their robot's skills as compared to other teams.

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