The Women in Defense Tennessee Valley Chapter sponsored two different STEM projects recently developed by two teams of UAH students.

UAH students first developed a STEM project for Madison Elementary School. This project taught fifth graders about building structures with enough support to withstand an earthquake.

Secondly, UAH students developed a waterways model for Walnut Grove Elementary School. Students developed this project to ultimately inspire an interest in the STEM fields among students at the Title I school. Additionally, they sought to sustain their interest by making the effort relevant to the rural community that surrounds the school.

In November, both teams visited their respective schools to present the final STEM projects.

Deborah Fraley, STEM Director for WID said, “The opportunity for elementary and middle schools to see scientific and engineering principles demonstrated by tools they can directly interact with has proven to increase student interest in pursuing higher education and careers in technical disciplines.”

Both STEM projects were completed on time, within budget, and in accordance with all performance requirements.

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