On Saturday, Stuart's Sparks robotics team hosted the Sixth Annual P'Town Throwdown in the Fruscione Athletics Center. Despite snow in the forecast, 21 teams from all over New Jersey came to Stuart for the official FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) event, designed to give students a hands-on, team approach to developing STEM skills. Our own Sparks were part of winning alliances in three out of their five rounds, earning the team qualifying points for league meets. Thankfully, our guests were packed up and safely on their way home before the snow began to fall. Congratulations to all the FTC teams, the Sparks and their coach, Alicia Testa, on a very successful day of competition!
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.
Stuart's First Lego League Team, the Spark Plugs, competed in a tournament last Saturday, December 2 at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. The team was judged on the design of their robot, the quality of their teamwork, and a project that they designed to help solve a problem in the human water cycle.
The Upper School oceanography class ended the trimester with a project-based learning (PBL) unit that challenged students to share their research on ocean biodiversity by making a quilt. The project began with a research phase in which the open water (pelagic) and seafloor (benthic) zones of the ocean were explored and defined. Students discovered that depth-dependent pelagic and benthic zones support a variety of sea life.
As the Physics class continues their discussion of forces, they began investigating the acceleration due to gravity. This week, the students conducted a lab to prove that the acceleration due to gravity on Earth is 9.8 m/s^2. Through this experiment, the girls dropped two balls of different masses off of a table and a stool.
The JK girls took the stage in Millie's Garden on Wednesday morning with their very own "Shape Show." In front of their peers, parents, and guests, the girls educated the audience with their knowledge of 2D shapes. The show included original artwork made of various shapes, which the girls described in detail. Painted mobiles made out of paper, foam-board, toothpicks, and clay, were hung from the ceiling. Each student held a prop with photos of objects taken around the Stuart Campus.