Step Up to STEM Grant

  • The school district was awarded this 5-year grant in 2018 by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). Step Up to STEM's main purpose is to enrich the STEM curriculum for 4th-8th graders and their teachers at three target schools through:

    • creating a database of STEM field trips and guest speakers
    • implementing STEM summer camps for 300 students a summer
    • creating before and after school STEMtastic clubs
    • facilitating/teaching professional development in STEM areas for staff
    • creating makerspaces/STEM labs
    • developing local STEM partnerships with businesses, nonprofit agencies, military units, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks

Target Schools

    • Arctic Light Elementary
    • Ladd Elementary
    • Tanana Middle

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