On January 29th, Killip Elementary School unvieled its newly awarded grant by the Science Foundation of Arizona. Killip, along with six other schools and district, is part of a strategic partnership and investment by Helios and SFAz to help the Arizona STEM (Science. Technology. Engineering. and Math) Network develop a coordinated and effective STEM education system that provides the infrastructure, resources and metrics needed to improve educational outcomes and achieve collective impact for Arizona students. The seven sites will receive a total of $1.85 million in financial and technical support to implement STEM programs and activities during the next three years.
Killip Elementary school received this investment for the work they have already been doing. The STEM education focuses on the real world application of learning and problem solving. STEM education is an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to learning that provides project/problem-based and relevant experiences for students. STEM teaching and learning goes beyond the mere transfer of knowledge.