STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
What is STEM and Why is STEM Important?
In an ever-changing world, STEM initiatives and education prepares students for the challenges and opportunities in the 21st century economy. As technology becomes more sophisticated and as more nations compete with the United States in the global economy, the next generation of students must be self-grounded in STEM to succeed. Rigorous and relevant STEM education improves student achievement in all subjects and helps teach problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration skills.
The LISD STEM programs promote learning that is hands-on, innovative, cutting-edge, and problem-based. Students focus on real-world challenges that impact their world. Students become active participants in their learning, partnering with teachers and community educators as they solve problems and create new solutions. Students discover the ability to understand how the world works and apply the understanding to the challenges facing our world.
How Does Lenawee ISD promote STEM Careers?
Project Lead The Way
In partnership with the LISD, every Public school district in the county has implemented PLTW curriculum. This program promotes and encourages hands-on engineering in middle school as well as high school. PLTW is coordinated through the LISD TECH Center.
LISD Center for a Sustainable Future
This net-zero energy site gives students from around the county valuable, first-hand opportunities to investigate a diversity of renewable energy to prepare for the next generation of STEM careers. The CSF campus is managed through the LISD TECH Center.
Tri-County Science Fair and Science Olympiad
Stubnitz Environmental Education Programs
LISD's Stubnitz Environmental Education Programs provide Lenawee County students with the opportunity to participate in environmental education field trips through their local school districts.
LISD Career Exploration Camps
LISD Career Exploration Camps provide opportunities for student growth by providing exceptional hands-on learning for students.
It’s never too early to begin exploring career interests with your child and give them the opportunity to become excited about the future. STEM Career offers resources for parents, students, and educators to continue learning about career fields in the STEM disciplines.
Science and mathematics teachers and their students who are involved in research, are invited to attend the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium that takes place at Wayne State University. The Symposium is especially useful to students who plan to participate in the Science Fair and/or Science Olympiad. Students who present their research at the Symposium have the opportunity to receive significant scholarships at the regional and national levels. All the application forms, guidelines, and other information are available at the link above.