The pilot program was spearheaded by Brooks Middle School, Loyola University, Biggert and City of Hope Church in Bolingbrook.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
U.S. Representative Judy Biggert joined students at Brooks Middle School in Bolingbrook last week to kick off a new after-school education program focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Students previewed the program’s exciting new curriculum, including the Smart Phone Genius Project, crime scenes investigation, and a nationwide electric car competition sponsored by Argonne National Laboratory. The new pilot program was spearheaded by Senior Pastor A.J. Jones of City of Hope Covenant Church, Brooks Middle School, Loyola University, and Biggert to help spark student interest in STEM disciplines. Despite gains in recent years, many schools struggle to keep pace with federal goals for math and science …
The day-long trip is part of a graduate course for professional development.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a press release from Serafin. Last week, 12 area teachers visited Vulcan Materials Company’s Bolingbrook Quarry to receive some hands-on training in the areas of Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) as part of a three-hour graduate course taken for professional development. An annual collaboration between Vulcan and the Three Rivers Education Partnership (TREP) now in its third year, Vulcan is one of five day-long business partnerships that aim to demonstrate real-world applications that sixth to twelfth grade math and science teachers can share with their students in order to generate interest in STEM careers, like those offered at local businesses like Vulcan. “A new study published in the …