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By Airman 1st Class Brooke Wise, Peterson-Schriever Garrison Public Affairs
/ Published March 10, 2022
SCHRIEVER AFB, Colo. - Scientist Marc Straub from "Cool Science" performs a live educational demonstration on the different phases of matters, and how we're able to manipulate them, during the STEAM Fling (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) on April 23, 2021, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. The event was created in order to celebrate Month of the Military Child, and consisted of various educational events, presentations, and games.
SCHRIEVER AFB, Colo. - Kids create abstract art using paint and centrifugal force during the STEAM Fling (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) on April 23, 2021, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. The event was created by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), a non-profit organization which promotes educational activities surrounding topics such as space environment understanding, rocketry, "Cool Science," and more.
Schriever Space Force Base and Peterson SFB have been awarded three grants totaling $160,000 for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, and teacher personal development.
These grants, provided by the U.S. Navy, support school districts that have military connected students. This funding will allow teachers to learn scalable STEM activities and provide the resources necessary to perform those activities.
“Our instructors will teach STEM as an interwoven and complex pursuit that blends disciplines and makes STEM learning meaningful and inspiring,” said Ruth Moore, Schriever School Liaison. “Topics include hydraulics, thermodynamics, logic gates, electric motors and circuits.”
This grant is available for 48 teachers in the Colorado Springs area. They will receive a certificate for personal development hours with DoD STEM and a classroom set of supplies for each school that participates.
“I want to use this opportunity to leverage STEM at Schriever and create the STEM ecosystem by partnering with Schriever members, DoD agencies, local organizations and educators to include higher education,” said Moore. “STEM fosters ingenuity and creativity, and can lead to new ideas and innovations.”
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math has recently expanded to include Art (STEAM) which encompasses design and creativity.