STEM may prompt many to think of the part of a flower that holds up the blossom, rather than the fairly new term describing the critical role science, technology, engineering and math play in how well youth are prepared for future education and success in their chosen careers.
To learn what STEM is all about and how Monroe’s schools are trying to inspire young people to excel in STEM, attend the “Learning EXPO” on Wednesday, May 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Monroe High School, 17001 Tester Rd. No admission will be charged.
More than 150 students from grades 4-8 will talk about their learning. Demonstrations will be offered from students enrolled in several of Monroe’s middle and high school STEM courses in areas including cellular bio-technology, forensics, physics, calculus, and agriculture.
In addition, several STEM community organizations and businesses will be on hand including Advantage Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), Boeing, Future of Flight Foundation and Helicopter Rescue Pilots.