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.
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 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."
We are extremely pleased to announce that Elaine Wang '20 and Shirley Xie '21 qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME).
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.
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.