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Princeton, New Jersey

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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

STEM at Stuart: [VIDEO] Kindergarteners go maple tapping in our own backyard!

The Kindergarten class, affectionately known as the "Sugar Maple" class, added a new project to their year-long tree study. After reading about Sugar Maples trees, and their ability to make sap, the class reached out to Lower School STEM Teacher Mrs. Elena Nickerson, and Middle School Science Teacher Ms. Allison Kohler to help them in their first attempt at tapping a Sugar Maple tree.

Read more about STEM at Stuart: [VIDEO] Kindergarteners go maple tapping in our own backyard!
EC Butterflies make geometric discoveries on "shape walk" around school

On Wednesday, the Butterflies went on a "shape walk" around Stuart. Before the walk, we talked as a class about simple shapes like a rectangle, square and circle. The children looked around the classroom to see objects that were these shapes. Later that morning, every child got a clipboard with a shape on it and we went on a "shape walk."

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STEM Endorsement candidates in the Upper School attend United Nations conference aimed at inspiring and increasing diversity in STEM

On Tuesday, March 5, 11 STEM Endorsement candidates attended the STEM Education Now Conference at the SUNY Global Center in New York City. This conference was sponsored by the United Nations Association of New York (UNA-NY). We heard from many powerful and meaningful speakers/panelists who spoke about inspiring diversity in the STEM fields as well as increasing representation.

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"Skype an Engineer" series in the Upper School introduces students to applications of engineering in the real world

The Introduction to Engineering class has been learning about the engineering design process in addition to trying to solve various projects using hands-on investigations in the different fields of engineering. Since it is impossible to explore every type of engineering within a trimester class, the Skype an Engineer Series was designed to expose students to fields of engineering that were not covered and let students hear different applications of engineering in the real world.

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