District-wide STEAM Expo gives AAPS students the chance to demonstrate wide variety of tech skills

Photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor

The AAPS district-wide STEAM Expo held at Skyline High School Tuesday night showcased PLTW K-12 including coding, robotics, 3D printing, and design thinking. Attendance was estimated at about 600-plus, and 500 student participation awards were presented for the evening.and estimate the attendance at more than 600.

The high school robotics teams, TEDx youth, and the Health and Medicine magnet provided a strong showing, said Merri Lynn Colligan, the district’s executive director of instructional and information technology. The Pioneer and Skyline Robotics teams held a mini competition to display their robots.

In addition, a side stage with tech presentations and awards was set up. The presentations included iMovie, the Arts in STEAM and the gender gap in STEAM.  The Hour of Code awards were presented to Angell, Bach and Lawton elementary schools for offering the most Hour of Code hours in the district this year.


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