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MAY
05

STEAM Night Success!

Thank you to all who participated, presented, judged, showcased or supported STEAM Night at EPS and EIS last night! The event was a HUGE success with an unbelievable turnout!  

A special thanks to our three (wildly popular) food vendors: The Big Cheeze, La Poblana and 812 BBQ! Despite the rain, they were kept busy throughout the evening!   Thank you also to all our community partners: Science fair judges, Baxter Scientific, Cook Aviation, Go Green, Ray Amos Plastics, Parks and Recreation, Scaily Tailz, Ivy Tech, Boys & Girls Club of Ellettsville, Purdue Extension/4H, LEAP, IU Makerspace, and our own EHS engineering students!  Thank you especially, to all of our student leaders had the courage to step up, share their work with peers and families - they're sure to be representing STEAM-related community partners themselves some day!  

We hope you all enjoyed the showcase of hard work and innovative learning your children were able to share with families! 
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MAY
05

STEAM-Related Summer Camps!

STEAM-Related / ENGINEERING CAMPS: 

Here is a listing of a few STEAM camps in our area:

Edgewood Primary School, Camp Invention: http://campinvention.org/

Ivy Tech Bloomington: https://www.ivytech.edu/bloomington/cll/5860.html#summer 

Indiana University: http://camps.engineering.indiana.edu 

WonderLab: http://wonderlab.org/whats-happening/wondercamp/ 

University of Southern Indiana, Engineering and Manufacturing Creativity: http://www.usi.edu/science/southwest-indiana-stem/engineering-and-manufacturing-creativity-camp/ 

Summer camps at the Northwest YMCA in Bloomington have also announced they'll be incorporating STEAM learning into their camp days!
https://www.monroecountyymca.org/content/northwest-summer-camp-1








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MAY
01

STEAM Night This Thursday!

Join us for our first annual STEAM FEST this Thursday evening behind EPS and EIS! Three local food vendors will begin selling their tasty menus at 5:00, community partners will share the exciting programs and projects they offer from 5:30 - 6:30, then R-BB students will showcase their own projects through hands-on stations in each building from 6:30 - 7:30!  Science fair projects will also be on display all even at EIS. Be sure to stay for the raffle drawings at 7:45!
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FEB
21

Powerful Messages About Engineering

From DiscoverE Learning, there are five powerful messages to share with your kids - especially your girls - about engineering.  Studies from Engineer Your Life and Changing the Conversation have found that girls:

1. Don't know what engineering is;

2. Think engineers must be exceptional at both math and science; and,

3. Believe engineering is difficult and challenging.

These same projects also found that when we change how we talk about engineering, we can change what they think about engineering.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, counselor, or volunteer here are FIVE things to share about engineers and their work.

Curiosity—Engineers ask lots of questions that start with: Why? How? What if? 

Creativity—Engineering is a great outlet for the imagination—the perfect field for independent thinkers.

Teamwork—Engineering takes teamwork, and engineers work with all kinds of people inside and outside the field. Whether they’re designers or architects, doctors or entrepreneurs, engineers are surrounded by smart, inspiring people.

Opportunities
—An engineering degree offers lots of freedom in finding a person’s dream job. It can be a launching pad for jobs in business, design, medicine, law, and government. To employers or graduate schools, an engineering degree reflects a well-educated individual who has been taught ways of analyzing and solving problems that can lead to success in all kinds of fields.

Helping Others—Imagine what life would be like without pollution controls to preserve the environment, life-saving medical equipment, or low-cost building materials for fighting global poverty. All this takes engineering. In very real and concrete ways, engineers save lives, prevent disease, reduce poverty, and protect our planet.Want to learn about effective engineering messages?


Want to learn more or watch videos of engineers discussing these points? Visit the full article at:

http://discovere.org/our-programs/girl-day/powerful-messages
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FEB
21

Engineers Week!

Calling all young engineers!  Check out this mesage from the International Space Station, celebrating the national Engineers Week!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=TMPwRcUsnI0
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FEB
17

Solar, Wind and Watts Roadshow!

How energy efficient is your home? Have you ever explored your energy consumption or possible renewable energy options?

Ask your fifth graders how you can! The Monroe County Energy Challenge trained AP environmental science students from EHS to share the Solar, Wind and Watts Roadshow with elementary students in grades 2-5 disctrict-wide.  The Roadshow is a proram designed to encourage energy awareness in students and to challenge their thining about energy options, and the uses we have for clean energy sources!  The EHS students presenting have shown respect, confidence and initiative in learning through teaching!


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FEB
15

National Engineers Week

Did you know next week is National Engineers Week?  Has your child come home talking about a wild and crazy idea they're chasing or creation they're building? THEY'RE YOUNG ENGINEERS!

Take the pledge to celebrate your children and their curious, inquiring minds with us!

DiscoverE.org/GlobalDay

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JAN
26

EJHS Hosts Science Girls' STEM Careers Workshop

Thanks to Ms. Cagle and Mrs. Phillips for hosting EJHS' Science Girl's STEM Careers Workshop where 39 girls took a quiz to find out their STEM Type and then explored possible job opportunities. They then followed it up with a visit to the theater to see the movie#HiddenFigures about the African American female "Computers" who contributed their mathematical skills to the space race in the 1960s. What a fun #girlsinSTEM night!  

Wondering how to get involved with STEM at EJHS? Email Ms. Cagle at ccagle@rbbschools.net!


stem girls hidden figures trip
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DEC
20

Welcome to the S.T.E.A.M. Blog

Welcome to the S.T.E.A.M. Blog
Please return to this area for new and updated blog posts.  This blog will be maintained by Mandy Henry, Jamie Miller, and Chantal Cagle.  This blog will focus on topics such as:  Robotics, the STEAM Club, Regattas, and Community Information.
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