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Drew-Freeman Middle School Middle School Expands Stem Opportunities For Students
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To build on the many STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiatives at Drew-Freeman Middle School, staff is hosting a STEM Academy for 75 eighth-grade students from August 1-4 that is focusing on the popular subjects of forensics and environmental sciences. Students were selected to participate based on recommendations from their science teachers and proficiency on the Maryland School Assessment (MSA).

STEM programming connects science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts across multiple curriculum areas. It builds lifelong skills through an additional focus on communication, requiring students to present their projects to a targeted audience.

Business partners and grants have been critical to the expansion of STEM initiatives at Drew-Freeman Middle School. This summer's STEM Academy was made possible through grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and a Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) School Improvement Grant.

Ongoing STEM efforts at the school are generously supported by the Suitland Family and Life Development Corporation (SFLDC) through their Promise Neighborhood Initiative. SFLDC, through the NSF and the NOAA, will provide professional development to science and math teachers, and will support a Science & Math Investigative Learning Experience (SMILE) Club for students.   

 
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