Dr. Hamill, Dr. Kessner, Mr. Witman
Welcome to the 2020-21 school year!
We are very excited about STEM in the 2020-21 school year! Understanding science and technology has become essential for survival in the online world!
As a single human race, we are facing multiple challenges at once: a global pandemic, climate change resulting in a record-breaking wildfire and hurricane season, and worldwide protests in response to ongoing systemic racial injustice. Facing these issues will require leaders who understand science and make decisions based on evidence and data. We feel that education in the STEM fields is more important than ever.
We also stand in full support of Marlborough’s vision statement “Equity Leads Education”. Here are some ways in which the STEM+ Program is committed to expanding access to STEM education for all students.
All of our interdisciplinary STEM classes emphasize exploration, skill building, and collaboration, and are open to any interested student.
Our Student STEM Committee is committed to closing the gender gap in STEM by increasing student participation in STEM activities and raising student awareness of issues in science and technology.
Our robotics teams continue to be advocates for underrepresented groups in STEM, particularly for women and LGBTQ+ students.
Our coding club Code Violet is partnered with Girls Who Code, an organization whose mission is to increase diversity in the tech industry.
Our Engineering class includes projects that involve designing for people who may have limited mobility or other requirements.
Our Honors Computer Science Projects students are partnering with the Social Justice and Community Partnerships department to use their coding skills to help local non-profit organizations.
It’s a great time to get involved in STEM!