STEM programming in Gobles will focus on the biomedical sciences, an area where Gobles is already an established leader. Biology students in Gobles Middle School participate in hands-on science through a long-standing partnership with the Michigan State University Kellogg Biological Station, and students in Gobles High School are able to take advanced and AP classes in biology, participate in Biology Club activities, and even travel to the Bahamas to do field research on tropical ecology on coral reefs.
Lt. Governor Calley told Gobles students and administrators he was impressed with the vision the district has for STEM programming. According to Calley, STEM middle and high school students are the individuals our state will look to invent and discover and create a prosperous future for all of Michigan.
“I am excited about the scientific inquiry process that is being used and developed here,” Calley said. “STEM is going to open up doors for all of us, and this program is going to open a lot of doors for students in Gobles Public Schools.”
According to Principal Phil McAndrew, the assembly to kick off the STEM program in Gobles was a great opportunity to show the public about the past and present of biomedical programming in Gobles, and that the future is going to be very exciting as well.
“STEM is the way education needs to go, because it’s the way the world is going,” McAndrew said. “At Gobles we are always working to be at the leading edge of instruction, and we are now partnered with The State of Michigan and corporate partners to be at the leading edge of innovation in STEM, all to better prepare our kids to be the ones to solve the problems of the future that don’t even exist yet.”