STEAM in Residence Program
We bring engineers to your classroom
Students learn directly from engineering experts, providing a different, but complementary perspective on engineering challenges facing industry professionals
Using all of the lessons and technology from the year, students build and operate a hydroponic garden produce hydroponically grown food for their school community
NGSS applied curriculum
All of our lessons feature hands-on engineering challenges applied to the NGSS standards, giving students and teachers engaging hands-on applications to their normal learning
No student left behind
Our program is designed to work with every science class twice a month for a year or semester. We firmly believe all children of any age or background should be exposed to engaging STEAM & sustainability education, and our bilingual staff can accommodate English and Spanish speaking learners
OUR Schools created a unique STEAM in Residence program which provides K-8 students with hands-on learning experiences directly applied to the Next Generation Science Standards.
Through a recurring, structured course taught by trained engineers, students learn critical thinking and problem solving skills while working together to develop real world engineering solutions for today's environmental challenges.
Learn with real industry technology
Whether it's solar panels, hydroponic gardens, or electric cars, students build and experiment with the technology professional engineers and scientists work with every day
Sustainability isn't just about being Green
Whether it's producing or using clean energy, water, or food, the reasons for engineering long lasting solutions are endless and increasingly urgent, and the lessons learned from them cross disciplinary boundaries
39 out of 40 students surveyed at the end of the year said the program increased their level of interest in STEM. 32 out of 40 responded with "Yes, a lot"
33 out of 40 students responded "Yes, a lot" when asked whether this program made them "think STEM is fun"
32 out of 40 students claimed that this program made them "more interested in pursuing STEM as a career one day"
"The kids loved it, the teachers loved it, the parents loved it. It was such an integral part of our year. So worth it."
- Dina Brewer | Principal at Sherwood Elementary
"This will be one of the things kids remember in 10 years, because they had a hands-on opportunity to experiment with tools they don't normally have access to."
- Lora Wallenstein | Staff Development at Sherwood Elementary
It was so great for them to have the opportunity to work in groups, trying to problem solve, supporting and helping one another to accomplish the task at hand."
- Dwayne Williams | 5th Grade Teacher at Sherwood Elementary
"I thought it was a fantastic program for the kids. I would highly recommend it to every school."
- Rama Morrison | 3rd Grade Teacher at Sherwood Elementary
"They looked at our curriculum, knew what we wanted to accomplish, and were able supplement what we were already doing in a completely unique way that the teachers did not have to pick up and learn as well."
- Karen Clay | Principal at St. Philip the Apostle
"It really is more than just doing fun science experiments. There are a lot of real life tie-ins, and it weaves so well with the curriculum at the school."
- Takeesha Reece | Parent at Sherwood Elementary