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STEM Fellows


Jennifer Gaines

Jennifer Gaines

"I am a 4th grade teacher who believes that STEM education will provide students and teachers an opportunity to be able to explore the connection between Science, Math, Engineering and, of course, Technology. They can also intertwine the four with Reading to be able to enhance their critical thinking skills, solve problems and even build essential tools that will be needed in the future."

STEM Fellows Project:

My students will design and build, using engineering, natural disaster impact-reducing structures for natural disasters such as floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes and wildfires.

What changes do you expect to see in your students by integrating STEM into your classroom?

I expect to see more critical thinking, team-building, teamwork and collaboration. I expect to see all students become stronger in areas that they were weak in by integrating STEM into my classroom.

What advice would you give to teachers trying to integrate STEM into their classrooms and campuses?

Go for it! STEM is a very important component of today's workforce. Those students with early exposure to STEM activities will be destined to become better critical thinkers and problem solvers.

  • Foundation for East Baton Rouge School System