For her Science Independent Study Project (SISP), seventh grader Mia Zebrauskas has installed motion-activated cameras on the Stuart Nature Trail to learn about wildlife biodiversity and populations on our campus. Beginning in the fall, the seventh and eighth grade students embarked on a year-long Science Independent Study Project (SISP) in which the girls were asked to use the scientific method to explore a question relating to a topic they are passionate about. Students researched their topics and came up with an important question to answer using experimentation.
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.
On Thursday, the entire seventh grade class embarked on a journey to the Brandywine Valley Attractions in Pennsylvania and Delaware. The first stop was the Delaware Museum of Natural History where the focus was on habitats. The girls learned about all of the major biomes, a topic that they will be applying in the classroom later in the year as well as during their project-based learning experience. Before enjoying the beautiful orchids at Longwood Gardens, they refueled at Neuchatel Swiss Chocolates and on the Herr's Snack Factory Tour. On Friday, the students woke up bright and early to meet the avian life at first light in the world-class bird watching area, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. The students were lead by experienced bird watchers from the Delmarva Ornithological Society. As the expedition headed back to Princeton on Friday afternoon, the seventh grade students experienced a Delaware tradition at Grotto Pizza.
The girls in Ms. Woodhull's junior kindergarten class made an amazing discovery in their recent study of light and shadows. After making observations and researching non-fiction texts, the girls measured shadows, recorded their changes throughout the day and even made their own shadow puppets and cut their own silhouettes.
The Algebra 2 students in Ms. Kachmarski's class truly learned the value of teamwork and efficiency with a game of function football. The girls were divided into two teams, the Eagles and the Patriots, where they participated in the Function Bowl. Both teams had to match an equation with its transformation and graph. All of the girls successfully learned what it means for graphs to shift and stretch vertically or horizontally, but in the end, the Patriots won the Function Bowl for their speedy completion of matching their functions!
On Monday January 26, the girls in the eighth grade algebra class had a special visit from Mrs. Long, mother of eighth grader Amanda Long. Mrs. Long is an actuary, who uses her math skills every day. She spoke to the girls about the high demand of actuaries and how out of 7,900 casualty actuaries, only 30% are women. According to CNN Money, the actuary profession has been in the top five of best jobs for the past 10 years.