Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Today's STEM News

Texas School District Announces New STEM Program For Elementary School Students.

The Waxahachie (TX) Daily Light (10/19, Moon) reports elementary school students in Waxahachie Independent School District in Texas will begin participating in Launch, a national STEM program provided by Project Lead the Way. The program will train teachers in STEM fields and allow elementary school students to develop STEM skills by working on projects.

Montana STEMfest Exposes Students To STEM Careers.

The Ravalli (MT) Republic (10/20, Szpaller) reports Missoula College collaborated with Montana education groups to sponsor STEMfest, a series of interactive presentations to expose Montana high school students to different STEM careers. The National Science Foundation, University of Montana, and VisionNet provided funding for the program.

San Francisco Expands Program That Teaches STEM, Sailing To Fourth Graders.

The San Francisco Examiner (10/20, Dudnick) reports San Francisco Unified School District’s is expanding their Set Sail Learn program. The program teaches fourth grade students science and math through learning how to sail a boat on field trips to Treasure Island.

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