What is STEM? • STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics
STEM • Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate subjects… STEM integrates them into a learning paradigm with real-world applications.
STEM Education Is the Key to the U.S.'s Economic Future • According to the U.S. Department of Education, only 16 percent of high school students are interested in a STEM career and have proven a proficiency in mathematics. • There are not enough people with strong STEM knowledge and skills to fill the demand for jobs in the U.S. • For the U.S. to remain the global innovation leader, we must make the most of all of the potential STEM talent this country has to offer… that is YOU! • The time to start thinking about STEM programs is NOW. What you do now, and in middle school, will prepare you for entry into Cobb County’s STEM programs.
Want to see stem in action? 2014 Wheeler Magnet STEM Symposium Tuesday, March 11, 2014
science Healthcare Chemistry
science • Environmental Science Forensic Chemistry
Science • Biology DNA & Genetics Bio Chemistry
technology F1 Racing in Schools
engineering NASA Summer Internship Program Shipping Container Housing
engineering Super Mileage Vehicle
mathematics Calculus Statistics
How do I participate? • Attend the Symposium to check out all of the Super STEM offerings • Submit an individual Presentation of your own STEM project!
Attend the stem symposium • Mark your calendar for the following date: • Tuesday, March 11th • 7:00 pm-8:30 pm • Official invitation flyer will be coming home next week. Possible opportunity for extra credit of your choice in your class.
Individual stem presentation • Fill out the individual project form • Decide on a project and fill out a Project Form & Checklist: Due 3/3 • Mrs. Varnedoe will coordinate with you • Be available to attend the Symposium on 3/11 • Prepare to be famous…you will be published!