STEM at the Lower School
What is STEM?
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. But it also stands for much more. STEM is also the thinking, values, and processes that people in these fields use to be successful innovators and discoverers.
There are three specific goals of the STEM program at the CESJDS Lower School.
- To engage in STEM-specific innovation,
- To aim for excellence in math and science and,
- To achieve program stability and sustainability.
With each of these main goals come several methods for achieving each with our students and faculty. A deeper dive into these methods can be found below.
Excellence in Math and Science
- Expertise and Specialists
- Materials and Structure
- Budget and Financing
- Organizational Structure
MEET OUR STEM EXPERTS
Alexis Soffler, MAT, PhD
STEM and Science Coordinator
Dr. Alexis Soffler joined the CESJDS team as a STEM Education Specialist in 2013. She has spearheaded the expansion of the STEM program at CESJDS, including co-developing elementary school-wide programs, events such as the STEM Challenge, and the launch of the iLab. Prior to CESJDS, she held several other STEM-related teaching positions in Colorado where her passion for the subject grew. She is excited to work with students and teachers who are invested in the exciting educational space of STEM.