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AAPS STEAM Expo: Not your typical science fair

December 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

 Photos, video and slideshow by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News   Robots. Rainbows of laser-made nanoparticles. A sparkling EcoCar 3. Visitors to the annual STEAM Expo at Huron High School Tuesday night had plenty to experience as they made their way to 50 exhibitions staffed by students …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Two events running simultaneously at Huron High School from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 will give visitors an up-close look at some exciting programs offered at AAPS. The third annual STEAM Expo & CTE Career Night …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News  Looking at courses for next year? AAPS is one of the only districts in the country to offer Project Lead The Way (PLTW) programs across grades K-12. PLTW is the country’s leading provider of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) …

Ann Arbor Public School’s first district-wide STEAM Expo included everything from kindergarten meteorologists, to high school inventors, to local professionals working for IMRA America, Menlo Innovations and other local tech companies. Students of all ages and their parents visiting Huron High School got to see, touch, and hear about many of the efforts going on in the district to bring together Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

Thanks to a $350,000 fundraising campaign, the Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation has unveiled its Middle School STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Labs Initiative. Funds will cover seven middle school labs outfitted with new desktops, 3D printers, drafting software, construction and robotics …

Program enhancements are coming next year to all Ann Arbor Public Schools under the plan the Board of Education discussed at this week’s study session. Superintendent Jeanice Swift says the theme this year is to bring improvements to every classroom in the district.

How many students get the chance to design their own playground? That’s exactly what’s happening at A2STEAM @ Northside, where students on Saturday will present a large-scale model of the playscape they’ve designed to a landscape architect. “It was an easy connection—what child wouldn’t want …

Newly enhanced lab supports STEAM initiatives

December 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Seniors Ben Halligan, left, and Kevin O’Brien talk robotics with IMRA’s Kazuo Ishikawa. Tom Pachera, Skyline’s lead teacher for the Design Technology & Environmental Planning Magnet, is excited about the opportunities the enhanced lab creates for students. Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News …

New school community likes what it sees at expo

November 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

When you have a brand new school where staff and students are doing all kinds of exciting things, you naturally want to show off a little. A2STEAM at Northside did just during its first Fall Expo, Catalyst: The Spark. Families filled the school on a …

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