Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick visited Plymouth yesterday to learn about the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club at Riverside Intermediate School. The Girls Who Code Club at Plymouth Schools incorporates students from 6th grade up to senior year. The club currently has girls from Riverside, Lincoln Jr. High school and St. Michael’s Catholic School.
The club sponsor and founder of Plymouth’s chapter of Girls Who Code, Tara Sharp, said she heard of the national program through an episode of 60 Minutes and promptly registered as a GWC site. Sharp mentioned that she believes Plymouth pioneered the program within the state of Indiana. Continue reading
Organizations working to help train teachers in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields can apply for a share of nearly $10 million from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. The goal of the state’s STEM Teacher Recruitment Fund is to prepare and retain educators in Indiana public schools where there are shortages of STEM teachers. Continue reading
The Bremen Redevelopment Commission donated $35,000 to the Bremen Community School Corporation to purchase equipment for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students.
Bremen School Superintendent Dr. Jim White said the RDC funded the purchase of a shop bot which is a popular piece of equipment that the STEM students use in the shop.
Students at Jefferson Elementary School have developed quite a knack for the robotic.
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is looking to recruit teachers trained in the STEM fields.
The South Bend Indiana National Guard Armory will soon be making an addition to its site.
Indiana’s third STARBASE program will be hosted at the Armory. It’s expected to open in early 2016. Two other STARBASE locations currently operate in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne.