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Registration Open for 2017 GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science) Conference

Registration is now open for the seventh-annual GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science) Conference. The conference will be held at Conant High School on Feb. 4, 2017, for 5th and 6th grade girls and their parents in School Districts 15 and 54, and private schools within the District 211 attendance area.  The event will run from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Girls will learn about careers in engineering, math, and science by actively participating in hands-on sessions. These activities will be taught by women in fields such as structural design, polymers, technology, geology, and mathematics. Some of the presenters include women from the ...

District 211 Awarded Motorola Innovation Grant for STEM Programs

Several students in High School District 211’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs (STEM) will see increased opportunities due to a recent grant that was awarded to the District. District 211 was the recipient of a $40,000 grant for Advanced Manufacturing, Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), and the Biomedical Engineering: an integrated approach to foundational learning in the twenty first century. The grant is part of the Innovation Generation grant program from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. Through the grant, District 211 will provide more than 200 students in ...

Fremd Science Teacher Uses Twitter to Expand Classroom Project

While classrooms and curriculum across the world continue to look at how technology and social media influence learning, a science class at William Fremd High School experienced how new social platforms can enhance a school project. Students in Brad Graba’s accelerated freshman biology classes at Fremd High School were assigned a project called Organelle Wars that involved using Twitter. The content of their projects revolved around organelles, which are differentiated structures within a cell that perform a specific function.  Students were to use Twitter as a campaigning platform to get their organelle elected as “president of the ...