8th Graders Attend a Freshman STEM Class at Skyline High School

STEM School

During the month of February, Timberline 8th graders who had met their first semester GPA goals got to attend a 9th grade Explorations in STEM class at Skyline High School. The class was in the middle of an architectural engineering home design project led by a Ph.D. student from CU-Boulder. Students were excited to see that Skyline High School also has engineering fellows from the CU TEAMS program. The project was interesting for students to see because it involved using many tools to do woodwork, drawing using Solidworks, and solving interesting math problems. The 8th graders took advantage of their time in the class by asking the 9th graders questions about high school and the STEM Academy. Many students left the class enthusiastic to apply for the STEM Academy during high school registration this spring.  Partnerships and opportunities like this are made possible by the Race to the Top Grant awarded to St. Vrain Valley School District.