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Introduction

If you don’t work in a STEM school, you may only know STEM as an acronym that pops up from time to time in the news: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Those of us who live and breathe STEM know that these four subjects don’t quite express all that we do. It is so much more. I think of STEM as “Strategies That Engage Minds.” On a daily basis across Ohio, students are challenged to collaborate across disciplines to complete project, solving complex problems, not just rote assignments. That’s the essence of STEM. Our students and staff know all of this, but it can be difficult to communicate all that sets these schools apart. Students are pushed to be innovative, to forge their own paths, and to be engaged in their own education. Inside, you won’t find stories of facts and memorization. You’ll find students, teachers, and administrators alike who talk about “our” school, sharing a sense of ownership in the exceptional educational experience together. You’ll find schools with cultures of creativity, carefully built by students and teachers alike. You’ll find a window into the real world of STEM education. Take this as a chance to read the stories behind the stats. You can read one, all, or skip around. In each account, you’ll find examples of what makes the schools of the Ohio STEM Learning Network shine. I have no doubt that these students and leaders will continue to innovate for years to come, ensuring STEM is always more than an acronym.

Sincerely, Aimee Kennedy Vice-President of Education, STEM Learning and Philanthropy at Battelle and President of Battelle Education

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STEM School Road Trip  

At the end of the 2015-16 school here, one of staff members called out to our member schools. In the following weeks, he visited 13 differen...

STEM School Road Trip  

At the end of the 2015-16 school here, one of staff members called out to our member schools. In the following weeks, he visited 13 differen...

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