STEMpact

Integrating computer science in schools

By myralopez on October 15, 2017 in STEM, STEMpact, Teacher Leadership

More than 100 years before the invention of the modern computer, the idea of computer programming existed. Created by a gifted mathematician named Ada Lovelace who wrote instructions for the first computer program in the mid-1800s. “The takeaway from her work is that computational thinking is not...

STEM TQ: developing STEM-capable teachers

By myralopez on July 16, 2017 in STEM, STEMpact, Workshop

Michelle Harrison was scared. She has a fear of touching dead things. And now she was tasked with dissecting a pig heart. But instead of dodging the assignment, Harrison faced her fear, grabbed the scalpel and went to work. “It was eye-opening and I’m so glad I did it,” said Harrison, a sixth-gra...

‘Eye-opening’ STEM Leadership workshop

By myralopez on September 26, 2016 in STEM, STEMpact

Admittedly spending most of his time in his “little world of the classroom” means Marvin Kopf doesn’t have a lot of time to be up on the newest STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) practices. Hopefully, that’s about to change for Kopf, an eighth grade science teacher with the St. ...

Eyeing a higher salary? Look at STEM jobs

By myralopez on August 5, 2016 in Science, STEM, STEMpact

(August 05, 2016 by Mary Shapiro, St. Louis Business Journal) The efforts to grow the STEM labor pool extend outside higher education. Webster and Washington University are among partners involved in STEMpact, a collaboration of St. Louis’ top STEM companies that’s combining the resources and hum...

Improving STEM integration in schools

By myralopez on October 5, 2015 in STEM, STEMpact

After an action packed two-week institute for teachers this summer, STEMpact and the Institute for School Partnership at Washington University in St. Louis returned this fall to deliver a STEM Leadership Series to school leaders across Missouri. Partnering with the Missouri Math and Science Coali...