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[…]

Challenge Grant Update – MVU and Swanton Maker Camps

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[…]

2019 STEM Recognition Night – SAVE THE DATE! April 4, 2019

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[…]

Challenge Grant Update – Learning about Magnetism at Richford Elementary School

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[…]

2018 STEM Recognition Night – April 5, 2018

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[…]

Challenge Grant Update – EV3 Lego Mindstorm Robotics at BFA Fairfax

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[…]

STEM Challenge Grant Project Update – 2017 Northwest Technical Center Tech and Engineering Day

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[…]

Kids Learning to Code – STEM in the Classroom at Folsom School

Samantha Cantell, a middle school science teacher at the Folsom School in South Hero, is doing some great things with the STEM Challenge Grant she received in 2017. Sam used the Challenge Grant to support the purchase of Sphero Education SPRK+ packs for her STEM In the Classroom project. Sphero is an app-enabled sphere-shaped robot Read more about Kids Learning to Code – STEM in the Classroom at Folsom School[…]

2018 STEM Recognition Night – SAVE THE DATE! April 5, 2018

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 5, 2018 Time: 6 PM to 8 PM Location: Bliss Auditorium, St. Albans Historical Read more about 2018 STEM Recognition Night – SAVE THE DATE! April 5, 2018[…]

2017 Fall STEM Challenge Grant Recipients Announced

We are pleased to announce the winners of our Fall 2017 STEM Challenge Grants.  We had another round of very competitive applications.  Our next Challenge Grant cycle is approaching, with an application deadline of December 19, 2017.  We encourage applications from all interested parties.  Click Here to apply! Culinary Pollinator Rain Garden – North West Read more about 2017 Fall STEM Challenge Grant Recipients Announced[…]