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The 2020 STEM Fair will be held on... February 19, 2020!



About the ProjectEngin Program

The Archdiocesan Schools Office is excited to be partnering with ProjectEngin ( www.projectengin.com/ ) and thirty-eight of our elementary schools for the fourth year of the Archdiocesan STEM Fair Program. The STEM Fair Program, through its focus on “Global Challenges, Local Solutions”, embodies the imperative that we all share as educators and guardians – to prepare young people to care for each other and for the planet that is our shared home.  

Students will be working on projects that they will be designing in groups of 4-5 students. Class time will be donated so that students can research together in their groups and plan their designs/projects. The challenges that the projects will be designed to focus on are based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals ( https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/ ) . These goals transcend national boundaries and show our young people that we can all work together to build a better world. Some of the issues highlighted in the Sustainable Development Goals include:  

  • Climate change

  • Hunger and food needs  

  • Access to energy and light  

  • Education for all  

  • Disaster-resilient housing  

  • Infrastructure and transportation  

  • Access to clean water  

  • Health issues  

  • Responsible consumption  

  • Care of the Earth’s natural resources  

  • Equity and better living for all  

Students will use the Engineering Design Process to develop solutions to challenges faced by people in various parts of the world. The STEM Fair Program will support the inclusion of more engineering and innovation within the school’s existing science and math curriculum. Students will be asked to consider a specific region to focus their work on, providing the opportunity for the inclusion of social studies, geography, and an understanding of other cultures. Throughout the program, students will be learning about project management, problem solving, collaboration and communication. This program gives students the opportunity to apply their learning to real world situations and to develop skills that will serve them well in various life situations. Students will be empowered by seeing how we can all be part of the solution.


Good Shepherd Academy
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