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Posted November 9, 2016

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The STEM Trajectory Initiative

The pfffffffft of small rockets shooting skyward had all eyes glued to the heavens at Valley High School.

The STEM Trajectory Initiative, a consortium of APS schools working to learn more about science, technology, engineering and math, displayed a variety of projects Wednesday at North Valley STEM Day. It was a showcase that drew between 300 and 400 students from throughout the district.

The project, funded by the APS Education Foundation, even drew visitors from the Arizona Near Space Research effort in Tucson. Students fired off small model rockets, used computers to track high-altitude balloons and even competed with Sea Perch underwater robotics devices at the Valley pool.

Students from Carlos Rey, Chelwood and Griegos Elementary Schools, plus Garfield and Taft Middle Schools, took part in the event. Members of the Valley High Air Force JROTC helped instruct younger students on the finer points of the projects and how to make them work more efficiently.

The Foundation has helped the Stem Trajectory Initiative for many years, and recently awarded $19,000 through a grant program called Success Awards. STEM Trajectory has participation from 14 APS schools. KOAT-Channel 7 meteorologist Eric Green spoke to the students as part of the event.

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