“STEM education is about teaching students to be problem-solvers, critical thinkers, and innovators. It is about teaching students the skills today that will make them ready for the real-world global marketplace of tomorrow,” said Jeff Rehlander, Superintendent of Gobles Public Schools.
The STEM curriculum focuses on educating students in the four most prominent and competitive career fields of the future: science, technology, engineering and math.
“Kindergarteners are talking about being engineers today, and that’s really thrilling,” exclaimed Terry Breen, Principal of Gobles Elementary School.
The student displays were both interactive and visual-based, with a different concentration for each school.
The elementary students displayed work that focused on robotics and compound machines, middle school students presented work on VEX robotics and medical investigation, and the high school students showcased work that focused on engineering and the biomedical sciences.
The students are very enthusiastic about the STEM curriculum and were eager to share and explain their projects.
“We’re going to put an egg in here and we’re going to send it down a ramp, but we don’t want it to break. We want to keep it safe,” explained the animated Gobles fourth-grader, Hunter Merchant.