On Monday, November 5, girls in junior kindergarten through grade 4 were joined by the EC4 class for the 7th annual Cardboard Challenge in the Lower School. This is a long-awaited event for the Lower School students, and the girls couldn't wait to showcase the arcade games of their own creation. After brainstorming ideas and sketching plans with their partners, they worked in groups to apply imagination, creativity and engineering design skills to make an arcade game out of cardboard and recycled materials. For this full day of play, we invited guests from Hamilton Grove Senior Center and Visitation Home for Adults with Disabilities to have some fun.
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.
Seniors in calculus recently completed their "Limits and Continuity" Project which required them to find a fun and creative way to explain the concept through a unique presentation. The projects included stories, a children's book, a class lesson, an interactive play, and board games.
While Middle and Upper School parents were on campus for conferences last week, students in JK-4 were happy to welcome alumna Stephanie Punnett '74 to campus for a program on habitats and wildlife with New Jersey Audubon. Ms. Punnett is the program director at the NJ Audubon Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary in Bernardsville. She has been in the field of environmental education for 17 years, and with NJ Audubon for 8 years.
On Wednesday October 24, the second graders gathered in the upper field to observe a trebuchet demonstration given by technical director/theater manager, Walt Cupit
If you are wandering through Millie's Garden any time soon, beware of robots underfoot. The Lower School has literally been crawling with robots in the past few weeks, both in technology class and in the new Lower School Robotics Club.