Industry professionals offer Aurora STEM students chance to grow

November 18, 2016

By Quincy Snowdon, Aurora Sentinel | November 18, 2016

Aurora Sentinel

Prairie Middle School will be enlisting some outside help in the coming months to further bolster the school’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum. Prairie was one of just four middle schools in the state selected earlier this month by the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) — a research and development partner of the Colorado Department of Education — to take part in a pilot project that blends STEM learning with knowledge from industry professionals. The pilot will place local professionals from Boeing Company and Lockheed Martin in local classrooms to develop student projects based on “industry-designed challenges,” in coordination with Cherry Creek School District teachers.

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