Chairs: Dana Bauer, Jayatri Das, Adam Neat, and Allison McCallum

 

Program Overview

The Dimensions in STEM Committee at SRS consists of parents who are interested in promoting programming in science, technology, engineering, and math. In addition to several yearly initiatives, the committee meets at the beginning of the school year to determine programs and goals for the year.

Yearly programs supported by the STEM Committee include chick embryology, a traveling science show from The Franklin Institute, and the fifth grade ecosystems field trip to the Wetlands Institute. The committee also supports the Imagination Station maker space spearheaded by SRS librarian Roberta Shapiro.

The STEM Committee is responsible for organizing a school wide educational evening in the fall. STEM Night is scheduled on Fall Conference evening (a Thursday night in November) from 6:30-8 p.m. Whether you work in a STEM field or not, if you have an idea for a hands-on EM activity, this is a great opportunity to facilitate a table and bring your knowledge to our students! We will also need help from volunteers to facilitate several pre-arranged, simple activities that require no prior experience—you’ll be trained on the job.

Other parent-initiated activities in past years have included starting the Robotics Club, promoting computer science education, and collaborating with the Sustainability Committee to develop Earth Day activities in April. If you have an idea for supporting S.T.E.M. education at SRS and would like the committee’s support, please contact us at (srsstem@gmail.com) srsstem (at) gmail (dot) com.

Dimensions in S.T.E.M. works closely with Mark Finlayson, technology director for the district, to prioritize technology needs at SRS on a year-to-year basis.  We direct unspent funds in our budget for smaller technology purchases to help fulfill those needs.  We also work with the H&S grant writer to provide information needed to submit grants to support our programming needs.

SRS STEM Database

Dimensions in S.T.E.M. is compiling a database of SRS parents who have a career, schooling, or interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or math.  We are looking for parent resources in these areas to help us provide enrichment opportunities to the children at SRS. Please help us build up this resource by contacting the committee at (srsstem@gmail.com) srsstem (at) gmail (dot) com. Provide your name, your occupation and/or hobby, child(ren)’s name(s) and grade, and if applicable any resources that you may have that can be used to support our children’s education. Thank you, in advance for your help!

 

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