STEAM: The A is also for Agriculture

In a rural community where John Deere Corp. produces tillage and seeding equipment, Valley City, ND, surrounded by farms and ranches is an ideal location for the 78th annual North Dakota Winter Show. Any of the 71,000+ that attended Winter Show had an opportunity to discover an interactive STEM+Agriculture exhibit that staff at the Great…


Girls STEM event held at UJ

About 175 middle school girls learned about STEM-related careers at the Tech Savvy workshop at the University of Jamestown on Monday. Tech Savvy was developed by the AAUW to expose girls ages 11 to 14 to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers. The workshop was created following AAUW’s 2010 study, “Why So Few? Women…


GPSEC Hosts VCSU Dashboard Project

A best practice of interpreting tabulated data is in visualizing the data using graphs and charts, and several of the projects at the Great Plains STEM Education Center rely on data-based communication. Moreover learner standards in math and science also herald the importance on students abilities to record, manipulate, graph, and interpret data. Learning in…


STEMtastic Jamestown!

What happens when economic development meets workforce development meets K-12 schools meets STEM education in a rural community such as Jamestown, ND? Something STEMtastically wonderful – a thoughtful approach to producing a workforce that drives economic development which relies on an existing public education infrastructure. When Vice President of Economic Development of the Jamestown Stutsman…