The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) movement originated in the 1990’s in an effort to increase the amount of students pursuing careers in those fields. Here at DCA, we have been integrating STEM concepts in all grade levels for a few years, but are now “kicking it into high gear”! Here’s what’s happening:

  • STEM club (robotics, CO2 dragster design/build/race)
  • Interdisciplinary Engineering design unit: Students present a design proposal, design a solution to a problem, create a prototype on a 3D printer, test it, and refine it.
  • Robotics unit: Students learn programming basics with robotics cars and an industrial robotic arm trainer.
  • STEM careers research project
  • Coming 2024-25: Fully furnished STEM Lab

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Robotic Arm