Seniors at Vermont's Essex High School’s STEM Academy have the opportunity to delve into research and get an inside look at the life of a medical student through a partnership with the Med Mentors Student Interest Group.
Over 50 STEM Academy students were on hand to hear about devices that can make life easier for senior citizens.
The STEM Academy is about to start building a living machine to research natural ways to create clean water using plants.
The spring internship class showcased their projects on Wed, June 1 in the EHS Library. It was a wonderful night, thanks again to everyone in the community who welcomed these students into their labs and offices for a very memorable experience.
K-12 students from Essex Junction and Westford, including AVPA, STEM and Robotics participants, marched with their beautiful paper lanterns in a joyous mid-winter celebration.
STEM Academy leader Lea Ann Smith was interviewed by Comcast Newsmakers for their online series that highlights public projects going on across the country.
STEM builds 3D printed prosthetic hands in the medical advisory. The aim is to make robotic prosthetic hands more accessible to amputees. Leading prosthetics can cost up to $100,000. By using emerging technologies like 3D printing, we can cut that down to under $100.
STEM Academy Seniors showed off their wonderful capstone projects in the EHS library on April 28. They did GREAT work, the library was buzzing with fun conversation as they explained their work to an interested audience.
All of the students and faculty in the STEM Academy gathered in the auditorium to start to plan this year's group project. This wonderful group of people will be combining their talents to build a living machine that purifies water using plants.
The STEM Academy is a place where students can explore their passion in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We utilize the power of technology and the community to create a unique experience that allows each student to grow in their area of interest.
Students typically apply for the academy at the end of their freshman year. They will be placed in a STEM Advisory based on their interest area, the four advisory strands are life science, medicine, engineering and computer science. All students in the academy will need to attend 10 lecture series events, take the STEM internship class and complete an independent capstone project in their senior year.
We rely strongly on community volunteers to provide experiences for the students in our academy. If you think you would like to help, please click here to tell us more about what you might like to do.
First Day of School
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