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The inaugural BCS STEM symposium

Updated: May 22, 2023


The inaugural BCS STEM symposium was held May 11 at Boutwell Auditorium and featured tech projects from 16 of our K8 and elementary schools. The BCS STEM program is powered by local non-profit Ed Farm, whose initiative focuses on ground-breaking education through innovative learning strategies.

BCS scholars created coding for websites and apps, built drones and robots, created marketing design and architecture design projects during the past year.

“We wanted to give our students an opportunity to showcase their talents what they’ve learned and what they aspire to be,” said Tashina Lee the BCS Instructional Specialist for Learning Network Two. “Our students have created everything from engineering projects podcasts, videos ... anything tech that embodies STEM education in our district.”

The STEM education component is a part of the BCS middle school redesign. Each middle school now has some aspect of STEM education they participate in. Several of these BCS schools have also taken part in statewide competitions.

“We have one student from Bush Hills Academy to win first place in a drone competition and everything displayed on Jones Valley Middle School’s display table placed in the top ten in their statewide competitions,” said Lee. “This is truly an example of what we at BCS like to say … success starts here.”



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