The overarching goal of the iSTEM Project is to get students excited about science-related topics and encourage them to continue to engage in science education through junior high, high school, and perhaps even college.
The 2015-2016 academic year was an exciting year for the National Science Foundation funded iSTEM Project. iSTEM took place at Lawrence Intermediate School with a focus on students in the 3rd through 8th grades. iSTEM incorporated a new teaching model, welcoming three University of Arizona SIROW iSTEM Guides who worked with the 45 students on the science-related activities at lunchtime and during the weekend field trips. iSTEM Guides provided refreshing new perspectives on the weekly activities. They facilitated an array of curriculums including: solar energy, health, ecology, physics, and astronomy. Weekend field trips involved trips to the: UA Germ Lab, UA Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, UA Science-Engineering Library, Pima Air and Space Museum, Saguaro National Park, and Reid Park Zoo!
StrengthBuilding Partners Mentoring Program mentors and mentees were encouraged to participate in the iSTEM Project and join the iSTEM Guides for the in-school and field trip activities.
A glimpse of iSTEM during the 2015-16 school year…
The iSTEM Project was generously funded by the National Science Foundation from 2012 to 2016.
For more information about the iSTEM Project please contact Sally Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rosi Andrade at email@example.com or your can visit the iSTEM website http://istemtucson.weebly.com/