The 2018 Princeton Environmental Film Festival, which took place at the Princeton Public Library from April 8-15, featured a photo exhibit from a recent STEM and art interdisciplinary project in the fourth grade. The girls have been learning about habitats and ecosystems by investigating the habitats surrounding our campus and studying the interactions of organisms in a food chain through various indoor and outdoor scientific inquiries. They also discussed the impact of human intervention and the ways in which our choices can affect the balance of nature.
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.
Recently, in their STEM class with Ms. Nickerson, the third graders completed a unit of study exploring the properties of magnetism.
Seven superb science students (Reyna Bae, Louisa Friedman, Hailey Hawes, Maddy Howard, Corinne Kadri, Jasmine Lewis, and Holly Zhuang) participated in the Science of Gardening Symposium from March 13 to March 16. The students were tasked with two projects: One was to create a plan to "beautify and dry" the chicken coop area, and the other was to design a rain garden for the area in front of the Raissa Maritain Library. In order to create design proposals that could work and be implemented by Stuart, the students participated in a variety of pertinent labs and activities.
Students in JK, Grade 1 and Grade 3 recently finished their non-fiction, interdisciplinary unit on animals. This incredible project integrated STEM, social studies, literacy, art, technology, library, and research skills into each grade's unit of study. Their work is currently on display in the Animal Expo Exhibit in Millie's Garden.
The SISP (Science Independent Study Project) was a trimester-long endeavor during which the Middle School students had a chance to answer a question of their own design by using the scientific method. Their work culminated with a display board, research paper/lab report and logbook, and was displayed at the SISP Expo on Monday, March 12 and evaluated by at least two judges on Tuesday, March 13.