STEM Recognition Event Ideas

The Liberty School District launched its first STEAM recognition event this spring to put students planning to pursue STEM/STEAM in the limelight.

Each student received a certificate and recognition pin during the ceremony, which included keynotes from school alumni and friends currently working in STEM fields.

“We have recognized athletes for years for their dedication and commitment to playing sports at the next level,” said Project Lead The Way teacher Brett Kisker. “We wanted to also recognize kids that are displaying the same dedication and commitment to highly needed areas of study.”

For the inaugural event, all students specializing in STEM and/or the arts were invited to apply to take part and more than 30 took advantage of the opportunity, said Colleen Jones, who noted students who are part of an innovative program through the KC Technology Academy were included.

Independence School District adds letter for HOSA

In Independence, the Van Horn STEM Academy includes a recognition/awards ceremony annually. And this year, Van Horn added letters for HOSA students who meet the prescribed criteria:

(Photo courtesy Van Horn Biomed/via Twitter)

Shawnee Mission R&D Showcase

In the Shawnee Mission School District, teachers, students, and family members toured exhibits and participated in interactive demonstrations related to science, technology, engineering, arts, and math during the district’s 57th annual Shawnee Mission R&D Forum.

The event offered the community the opportunity to hear musical performances, see robotics teams in action, and learn. Read more about some of the innovative programming during the event >

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