Thursday, October 3, 2019
Students cheered as the ribbon was cut on October 3 to open the new STEM Center at Cass Street School. After several months of planning, painting, organizing, and installing, the space was completed and ready to help students sharpen their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills.
The STEM Center would not have been possible without a generous grant of $130,000 from local partner Rockwell Automation. Rockwell has partnered with Cass Street for the past five years, providing mentorship, event support, and volunteers in the school, frequently offering expertise in STEM fields.
Curriculum in the new STEM Center will be based in Project Lead The Way (PLTW) modules. PLTW is a nationally recognized service provider offering hands-on learning for students in the areas of engineering, robotics, biomedical science, computer science, and interdisciplinary science exploration. The STEM Center includes updated technology equipment including tablets, projectors, 3D printers, supplies, consumables, and vex equipment for middle school PLTW modules.
“This new STEM Center will truly support student achievement,” said Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley. “Hands-on science not only gets students excited about learning, but propels learning and will help our students compete at the college and career levels.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee has helped drive programming for the project and will support after-school use of the STEM Center for students and families. The new facility will impact the Milwaukee community beyond the walls of Cass Street School.
Cass Street School is located at 1647 N. Cass Street in Milwaukee and offers education in grades K4 through 8. Visit the school website!