More than 100 students and their parents along with employees from Milpitas Unified came together to celebrate its learners during the fourth districtwide STEAM Showcase on March 4. The event showcased projects including 3D printing to the economics and ethics of producing man-made beef, printing organs, and robotics from students in kindergarten (our first from Randall participated this year) through high school from Sinnott, Weller, Randall, and Curtner elementary school to Thomas Russell Middle School and Milpitas High School.
“These students and their teachers were so excited to share their learning,” said Dr. Kimi Lynn Schmidt, an MUSD teacher on special assignment. The event was held in collaboration with MUSD and the Milpitas Community Educational Endowment.
“The idea was to really to provide an opportunity for students to show the community how they use technology at school,” Robert Jung, co-founder of the event, Board Member, and founder of the Milpitas Community Educational Endowment, said about creating the event. “The STEAM Showcase gives students the opportunity to share content from technology (ie. google suite), robotics, and art.”
He explained that all participants received a T-shirt, medal, and certificate of participation.
Robert thanked Kimi along with Yolie Garcia and Jennifer Rankin from MCEE along with sponsorships from Dr. Wadden Orthodontics, College Planning, ABC, and Realtor Debbie Giordano for making the event go off without a hitch.
“I believe it is important to offer students a venue to demonstrate to the community what they are learning, especially in technology. And, it doesn’t have to be competitive,” Robert said. “This event is in line with the MCEE mission of trying to get the community to get involved with our public schools.”