Successes to Date
STEM Club had 40 students come for the first meeting, while a consistent group of around 15-20 students attend every meeting.
STEM Expert Involvement
Several speakers have attended STEM Club to discuss their careers in STEM fields. Speakers have included software specialists, physicians, healthcare professionals, and athletic trainers. Through communication with these STEM professionals, students developed a broader understanding of possible STEM careers and the skills needed in these careers.
STEM Field Experience
STEM Club also went on a field trip DuPont Pioneer, where the students learned about growing crops for higher productivity and yield. Several students also attended Meals with Mentors, an event providing an opportunity for high school girls to network with females in STEM careers.
STEM Activity Engagement
STEM Club also engages students in STEM related activities. All Woodward-Granger students participated in an egg drop competition, designed to replicate the Engineering Design Process and help students learn about engineering-type problems. Students were awarded for engineering an egg container able to drop from the highest point without breaking the egg, while taking into account cost, size, materials, and other components.