STEM TQ

STEMpact STEM TQ Summer Institute

By myralopez on April 17, 2019 in

Some 120 local educators are participating in this two week summer institute held at Washington University and various STEM locations throughout the region. The 2019 STEMpact Teacher Quality experience will be a 100-hour, yearlong learning endeavor involving teams of teachers from St. Louis regio...

Op-ed: Creating a STEM-strong St. Louis

By myralopez on November 22, 2018 in Science, STEM, STEMpact

STEM is all around us, from the complex to the simple. Take your smartphone, for example. This device wouldn’t be possible without the brainpower of engineers. Additionally, improved treatments and cures for diseases are possible because of scientists and medical professionals who have a deep und...

Video: Taking STEM TQ lessons back to the classroom

By myralopez on November 5, 2018 in Science, STEM, STEMpact

It was with apprehension that Kelly Abraham sat down in July for her first day of STEMpact’s two-week STEM Teacher Quality (STEM TQ) Institute at Washington University in St. Louis. Of the 150 K-8 teachers taking part, she was the only fine arts teacher, and not really sure how much of it would b...

STEM Leadership Workshop (STEM in Elementary School)

By myralopez on August 22, 2018 in

TOPICS Tuesday October 30:  STEM in the Elementary Classroom Tuesday November 13:  STEM in the Middle School Classroom Thursday December 13:  Best Practices in High Quality Classrooms Wednesday January 23:  STEM in Art, PE/Health, Music, Drama Tuesday February 12:  Technology Integration WHO Open...

STEM TQ experience inspires teachers to create garden club

By myralopez on August 17, 2018 in Science, STEM, STEMpact

Like the nation’s former First Lady Michelle Obama, teachers at Barack Obama Elementary School are using gardening to teach students about health, math, and science. Working under the guidance of teachers and Monsanto volunteers, students at Obama Elementary recently took to the school grounds to...

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...