“Science is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world..."
— President Barack Obama, March 23, 2015
At Conley we believe STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education encompasses the proccoesses of critical thinking, analysis and collaboration in which students apply what they can do and know to become equipped with the knowledge and skills to problem solve, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information. In a world that's becoming increasingly complex, it's imperative that our students have the 21st century skills needed to innovate, and continue to keep our country thriving and remain competitive.
Each week the students at our school have the unique experience of visiting Mrs. Peper in the lab for lessons that place an emphasis around the Engineering Design Process. Our jr. engineers & scientists continue to gain confidence through the importance of team building, productively struggling through class challenges, and making connections about real-world science related career opportunities. The goal is to pique students' interest into them wanting to pursue these careers, not because they have to.
Conley STEM Lab Technology:
- HP Sprout Maker Space Computer
- HP Laptops
- HP Officejet Copy/Scan/Print
- Mimio Smart Screen
- 3-D Dremel Printer
- Hydroponic Aero Herb Garden
STEM Lab Current Events
Mrs. Peper was nominated by fellow staff members and selected by the PRIDE Committee to recieve this year's AAA (Apple Achievement Award) for the 2017 Chandler Unified School District Teacher of the Year.
Mrs. Peper and Mr. Flores recieved a Certificate of Acheivement from Grand Canyon University's 3D Printing Workshop, and earned our school a $500.00 grant to spend towards the STEM lab supplies.
The STEM Lab is currently looking for donations of
- rubber bands
- duct tape
- pipe cleaners
- rolled pennies
- plastic cups
- water bottle lids
- pencil top erasers
- glue sticks
- deck of cards