STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. You may have heard of this acronym a lot lately, it is very popular. Students who study STEM are more likely to find a job, are in higher demand, and typically receive higher pay than their counterparts.
Unfortunately, STEM is still a collection of male dominated fields. To help combat that there are many programs at Sussman that encourage girls to join these fields.
The Femineer program, created by Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Engineering, was devised to inspire girls to explore and work in STEM fields. Girls at Sussman Middle School work on projects after-school and then show off those projects at STEM fairs at Cal Poly Pomona. Click here for more information.
STEAMworks Summer Session
STEAMworks which stands for Science, Technolgy, Engineering, Art, and Math, is a summer enrichment program for students all throughout Downey. Summer classes are located at Price, Lewis, Unsworth Elementary Schools and Sussman Middle School. Students have the opportunity to spend time working on projects in the related fields mentioned above.
Project Lead the Way is a series of classes offered at Sussman Middle School that focus on the STEM fields. Students at Sussman have a variety of classes to choose from like Medical Detectives, Green Architecture, and Automation and Robotics class. These classes are offered for one semester.
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