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.
Part of our work in preparing students for the future is to guide them in learning how to access and use information in ways that are meaningful to them. Providing opportunities and time for students to tap into their desire to learn about their world is necessary so that they can pursue their interests and passions. Lead With Heart was a project-based learning process where students explored topics and interests connected to their passions.
Last week, the sixth grade spent three days exploring the intersection of nature, agriculture, and art on our trip to Poughkeepsie, NY. We arrived in time for a delicious lunch at Sprout Creek Farm, an organic farm long run by the religious of the Sacred Heart and currently being integrated into Marist University's educational program.
For their final lab activity of the year, students in AP Environmental Science (APES) investigated the "tragedy of the commons" and the effects of overfishing by competing for Swedish Fish and Goldfish crackers. In Honors Biology, the girls are studying animal diversity and comparative anatomy. All animals accomplish the same essential functions, but they have varied adaptations to do so.