by Karen Muska, MUSD Ed Tech Specialist
The MUSD STEAM Showcase, held on March 9, was a tremendous success! This event highlighted and celebrated our students' journeys and their accomplishments in STEAM, which is the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics.
We were overwhelmed by the quality of the projects and presentations and the number of participants and guests. This was not only the largest STEAM Showcase we have had, with over 100 projects and more than 250 students and lead teachers, there was also representation from all of our schools and all grade bands from kindergarteners through seniors in high school.
Project topics included robotics, energy, 3D design and printing, arcade games built using math concepts and the engineering design process, pendulums and catapults, coding/programming, the science and math in art, space, wearable technology, and even Zombies!
Congratulations to all of our participants and thank you to all of the teachers, parents, committee members and volunteers that helped make this event a success. We also extend a special Thank You to our San Jose Community College (SJCC)- Extension partners for your hard work and support and the use of the beautiful SJCC-ext campus.
We have put together a folder of photos taken at the event, plus a video. Note that some of the files are quite large.
Thank you again from the whole STEAM Committee: Karen Muska, MUSD Ed Tech Specialist;
Brenda LeBeck, Burnett STEM teacher; Robert Jung and Yolie Garcia, Milpitas Community Educational Endowment (MCEE); Kimi Schmidt, Calaveras Hills High School science teacher; and Chin Song, Director of Technology Services.