STEM Program Information:
STEM education is defined as an integrated curriculum that is driven by problem solving, discovery, exploratory project/problem-based learning, and student-centered development of ideas and solutions.
All schools in our district are implementing STEM activities and lessons, focusing on the engineering design process.
STEM Competitive Teams:
Our Robotics program is entering its fifth year in Monroe County Schools. Every elementary school has a team, and Monroe County Middle School has a Varsity and a Junior Varsity team. The teams compete in First Lego League Robotics tournaments. Students are judged in 4 areas: Robot Design, Robot Programming, Teamwork, and a Community Project.
Robotics Team Coaches
Our Elementary Science Olympiad program is entering its 3rd year, and Monroe County Middle School’s program is entering its 2nd year. Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets; they consist of a series of team events which are rotated to reflect the nature of earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering, and technology. Elementary Science Olympiad also contains a Math 24 Tournament.
Science Olympiad Coaches
Foundations of energy and engineering students love experimenting with Makey Makeys to explore concepts such as circuitry, game design, and computer programming. This is a great example of student-led innovation in Monroe County Schools.