Our goal is to improve STEM based education by funding projects and programs that will help develop student interest in further education and careers in STEM related fields. By improving students’ overall level of understanding of STEM, we aim to advance their skills in teamwork, decision making, problem solving and communication.
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In the midst of the current Covid-19 Pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our STEM Recognition Night, originally scheduled for April 9, 2020. Along with our Recognition Night, we will not make an award of the Babcock Teacher of the Year, and we will be cancelling our May 2020 STEM Challenge Grant Read more about 2020 STEM Recognition Night Cancelled in the Midst of Covid-19 Pandemic – Other important updates[…]
Each year, Missisquoi Valley Union Middle and High School puts on one of our regions most successful Science/STEM Fairs. The local NBC5 NBC station affiliate recently featured the MVU STEM Fair in their Math+Science Monday series. Check out this great coverage of our local STEM talented students and teachers. Click Here to see the story.
2019 STEM Challenge Initiative Mary S. Babcock Teacher of the Year Award Presented to Glenn McCabe of BFA Saint Albans
The 2019 Babcock Teacher of the Year is awarded to high school science teacher Glenn McCabe of BFA Saint Albans. In nominating Glenn, Cindy Bernier – who was the parent of two of Glenn’s prior students – remarked, “Mr. McCabe uses innovation in STEM education by continuously researching new techniques. His assigned projects are relevant Read more about 2019 STEM Challenge Initiative Mary S. Babcock Teacher of the Year Award Presented to Glenn McCabe of BFA Saint Albans[…]
Carol Lizotte is a teacher at the Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union After School and Summer Programs. The project for which she received SCI funding was the Swanton Maker Camp and the MVU Maker Camp. These summer camps provide opportunities for students to explore a variety of technology with an emphasis on creative expression. The MVU Read more about Challenge Grant Update – MVU and Swanton Maker Camps[…]
Our annual STEM Recognition Night is fast approaching. All are welcome to attend. Come to our event to find out about the STEM Challenge Initiative and find out how we support STEM education in our region. Event Details: Date: Thursday April 4, 2019 Time: 5:30 PM to 8 PM Location: Bliss Auditorium, St. Albans Historical Read more about 2019 STEM Recognition Night – SAVE THE DATE! April 4, 2019[…]
Fall 2018 STEM Challenge Kids Science Camp Brought to you by: STEM Challenge Initiative, Med Associates, Catamount Kids, and EAA Chapter 613 We’re pleased to announce another STEM Kid’s Science Camp! This camp will be a great way to encourage young budding scientists by providing opportunities for hands-on learning in a fun atmosphere. It’s great Read more about Fall 2018 STEM Kid’s Science Camp![…]
While she was an elementary teacher at Richford Elementary School, Sarah King received a Challenge Grant to conduct an activity she called “Magnet Design” with her third grade students. This creative project was designed to teach the students four main concepts about magnetism: magnets can push and pull, Read more about Challenge Grant Update – Learning about Magnetism at Richford Elementary School[…]
Our Third Annual STEM Recognition Night was held on Thursday April 5, 2018. Event Details: Date: Thursday April 5, 2018 Time: 6 PM to 8 PM Location: Bliss Auditorium, St. Albans Historical Society Museum, 9 Church Street, Saint Albans, VT 05478 Program at a Glance: Welcome and Introductions – Tim Smith – Chair, STEM Challenge Read more about 2018 STEM Recognition Night – April 5, 2018[…]
Sandy Brown is an elementary school teacher at BFA Fairfax. In 2017, she and two other elementary teachers and a technology integrationist developed a STEM lab for students in grades 3-5 that they named the BFA Innovation Space. Despite their focus on technology and collaborative learning based on the Next Generation Science Standards, the teachers Read more about Challenge Grant Update – EV3 Lego Mindstorm Robotics at BFA Fairfax[…]
The Northwest Technical Center’s Outreach Coordinator, Agnieszka Gagne is helping to stimulate Franklin county middle schooler’s appreciation of STEM activities by hosting a Tech and Engineering day. Agnieszka received a Challenge Grant from the STEM Challenge Initiative to help support the 2017 Tech and Engineering Day. This event, which was held on April 12, 2017, Read more about STEM Challenge Grant Project Update – 2017 Northwest Technical Center Tech and Engineering Day[…]