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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.

The STEM
Program at
Stuart

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.

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MakerSpace

Stuart’s remarkable MakerSpace is a new design space dedicated to collaboration, creativity, and invention.

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STEM Diploma
Endorsement

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.

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STEM in
the Classroom

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...

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STEM
Electives

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.

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Integrated
Technology

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!

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STEM
Outside the
Classroom

Informal STEM experiences offer girls a range of opportunities to explore and develop their interest and skills in the STEM fields.

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STEM
Sisterhood and
Outreach

Role models play a critical part in addressing the disparity of women in the STEM fields.

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STEM
Summer
Workshops

Summertime is a great opportunity to form long-lasting memories At Stuart, those memories are facilitated through engaging STEM summer programs.

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* 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.

STEM at Stuart News

The chicken coop has arrived!

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!

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Special guests test engineering skills of Stuart girls at Cardboard Challenge

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.

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Stuart students and faculty showcase cutting-edge STEM education at Jersey Shore Makerfest

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.

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With a little perseverance and hot air, sixth graders launch their balloon creations

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.

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