Lakeville North STEM Engineering Innovation
Vision: Create an inclusive environment that prepares students to excel in STEM fields of study in order to be innovators in an evolving society.
Mission: The Lakeville North STEM Engineering Innovation Program will provide students with opportunities to develop critical thinking skills, creativity, collaboration, and communication for post-secondary and future readiness.
STEM Engineering Innovation at Lakeville North High School offers unique courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Students will learn the fundamentals of manufacturing, engineering and design technology. Students will start in an introductory course and advance their way through higher-skilled courses, culminating in a capstone project during their junior or senior year that reflects all the skills they've learned.
Students will be trained in the various areas of equipment and processes:
CAD/CAM Engineering 3-D Printing UV Printing CNC Plasma Cutting WaterJet Cutting CNC Wood Routing Laser Engraving & Cutting Vinyl Cutting Sticker Design T-shirt Design Wood Working Metal Working Class Challenges Student Designed Project VR – Virtual Reality STEM-Science Technology Engineering Mathematics
Rat Rod Build Off - Partnership with Northern Tool and Equipment
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What Is Stem?
STEM education is an approach to teaching and learning that integrates the content and skills of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the classroom. STEM Standards of Practice guide STEM instruction by defining the combination of behaviors, integrated with STEM content, which are expected of a proficient STEM student. These behaviors include engagement in inquiry, logical reasoning, collaboration, and investigation. The goal of STEM education is to prepare students for post-secondary study and the 21st century workforce.