Engaging and Empowering Students

Maximum STEM: Range of offerings perfect for Las Vegas junior high

It was an ambitious request. Educator John Walz was asked in 2016 to build a STEAM program for Silvestri Junior High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. The vision was multifaceted: expose students to a wide range of subjects to hook their interest while also . . .

DonorsChoose appeal is answered

Campaign funds Pitsco racing system and other items for Mobile, AL, school

“My students need a way to test the amazing dragsters they are building! My students need a Pitsco Impulse G3 Dragster Racing System .” This was the beginning of the DonorsChoose description for Melissa Barnett’s dragster racing . . .

Massachusetts Army National Guard takes lead with USAR

TETRIX® materials strengthen statewide effort with Urban Search & Rescue competition

BEDFORD, MA – Providing students with hands-on robotics experience opens doors to their future. Strengthening STEM skills benefits all of our communities by giving today’s youth the knowledge they will need to tackle tomorrow’s . . .

CA district goes all in with Expeditions

Upgrade from Modules, addition of elementary Missions among the STEM improvements

Additional Placentia-Yorba Linda (CA) USD articles: Student engagement proves program’s effectiveness A training ground for student competitions Mainstreaming in an Expeditions lab Expeditions are . . .

Expeditions are for ‘our generation’

Students with Module and Expedition experience compare the two programs

Additional Placentia-Yorba Linda (CA) USD articles: CA district goes all in with Expeditions Student engagement proves program’s effectiveness A training ground for student competitions Mainstreaming . . .

Pitsco Missions lab earns 2017 Golden Bell Award

Caring is the key; lab manager in Nuevo, CA, says ‘it’s for the kids’

NUEVO, CA – Award-winning educators care about their students – and every other aspect of their job – because that’s what it takes to make a positive difference in education. Case in point: the Pitsco Education Missions lab at . . .

Finding the right STEM fit

Iowa district and facilitator strive to continually improve their STEM program

MECHANICSVILLE, IA – As STEM reveals itself to be more than just another trend, schools are giving careful consideration to their individual implementations. This is no simple issue. Situations range widely from school to school and even . . .

$5 million TTIPS grant paves the way

Proper planning and all parties pulling in the same direction – toward STEM – give San Diego, TX, elementary students hands-on, career-focused experiences

SAN DIEGO, TX – Call it a $5 million opportunity. Call it a chance to prepare students for their future careers. Call it a concerted effort. But whatever you do, don’t call it luck. The focused efforts of many administrators, staff, . . .