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North Valley STEM Day
Elementary, middle and high school students will take part in a variety of science, technology, engineering and math activities.
from 08:00 AM to 01:00 PM
|Where||Valley High School, 1505 Candelaria Rd NW|
|Contact Name||Valley Principal Anthony Griego|
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The North Valley STEM Day will feature rocket and balloon launches, robotics, amateur ham radio, flight simulation and more. Nearly a dozen schools are participating including West Mesa, Valley and Sandia high schools; Taft, Garfield and John Adams middle schools; and Griegos and Los Ranchos elementary schools. Other participants include the Albuquerque Astronomical Society, Math Education Students Association, the New Mexico Space Studies and High Desert ARC.
The purpose of the day is to emphasize Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in all grades. The event is sponsored by the APS STEM Trajectory Initiative with a goal of breaking the cycle of low test scores and high truancy, and graduating more students who are able to go directly into the workforce, technical school or college without requiring remediation in order to successfully work in a 21st century technical trade or to study engineering, science or math in college.