In a complete soup-to-nuts engineering and construction project, students in last year's Upper School engineering course designed a functional and educational chicken coop which has now arrived on campus!
STEM at Stuart
Why Girls in STEM?
Though girls surpass boys in nearly every measure of academic success, there is still a significant
gender gap in the number of women pursuing college degrees and careers in STEM fields.
Less than one-quarter of STEM jobs are held by women
(though women make up nearly half of the overall workforce).
STEM jobs pay significantly more than non-STEM jobs.
Job growth in STEM is projected to be nearly 3x that of non-STEM.
Though girls surpass boys in nearly every measure of academic success, there is still a significant gender gap in the number of women pursuing college degrees and careers in STEM fields.Learn More
Stuart’s remarkable MakerSpace is a new design space dedicated to collaboration, creativity, and invention.Learn More
A STEM Endorsement on a student’s high school transcript reflects a commitment to pursuing studies in the STEM fields, above and beyond the curriculum required for graduation with a diploma from Stuart.Learn More
Our teachers get girls interested in STEM using inquiry-based curriculum, particularly suited for the way girls learn. In-depth, hands-on and real-world applications help our...Learn More
Upper School students are encouraged to explore and pursue new interests and skills in the STEM fields through a wide variety of in-depth, hands-on STEM electives.Learn More
Since launching our 1:1 iPad program at Stuart in 2010, technology has become integrated into literally every corner of the School. The entire campus enjoys wireless access, from the kindergarten classrooms, to the Art Wing - and even the nature trail!Learn More
Informal STEM experiences offer girls a range of opportunities to explore and develop their interest and skills in the STEM fields.Learn More
Role models play a critical part in addressing the disparity of women in the STEM fields.Learn More
Summertime is a great opportunity to form long-lasting memories At Stuart, those memories are facilitated through engaging STEM summer programs.Learn More
* These three keys for engaging girls in science and math were identified in a study completed by Girl Scouts of the USA and the Motorola Foundation.
Inspired by the short film, Caine's Arcade, Stuart's Lower School girls brainstormed, engineered and built their own arcade games at the Sixth Annual Caine's Arcade Cardboard Challenge. After working through ideas and sketching plans with their partners, groups applied their imagination, creativity and engineering design skills to make an arcade game out of cardboard and recycled materials. During the process, the girls were problem solvers and collaborators.
Three Stuart faculty and a number of students participated in the Jersey Shore Makerfest in Toms River over the weekend. Middle School students demonstrated MakeyMakey kits, 3D pens, button machines, and LED ghosts. Stuart's Sparks robotics team spent the day representing FIRST Robotics Tech Challenge (FTC) and members of the team worked on building the robot and practicing driving. In addition, our girls worked with other FTC teams in the driver's pit where we gave the public an opportunity to learn how to drive and control the robots. Thank you to Assistant Head of Middle School Maria Spina, STEM/SIFE Coordinator Alicia Testa and Tech Innovation Specialist Sarah Rusnock for helping make these experiences possible for our students.
In STEM class this fall the girls in grade four have been learning about the living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem and how they interact and depend on one another. They have also studied the flow of energy through the food chain. To cap off the unit, the girls enjoyed a wonderful day at the New Jersey School of Conservation.
The sixth grade scientists designed and made their own hot air balloons last week to learn how gases behave when heated. The class attempted to launch their balloons, which they made out of tissue paper and glue, with a hot air launcher built by Ms. Kohler. By holding the balloons open over the hot air vent, the air molecules inside the balloon began to move faster, causing the air to become less dense and marking the balloon float. Students had different jobs during the launch sequence, from assisting with the launch to chasing the balloons, to using a clinometer to calculate the height of the balloon's flight! While they ran into a few bumps during the launch (it was a windy day!), the students learned a lot about air density and the challenges and triumphs of science.