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" If America is to maintain our high standard of living, we must continue to innovate.  We are competing with nations many times our size.  We don't have a single brain to waste.  Math and science are the engines of innovation.  With these engines we can lead the world.  We must demystify math and science so that all students feel the joy that follows understanding." 

Dr. Micheal Brown, Director of the Jonsson Center for Molecular Genetics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas Texas



 







 Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson shares his thoughts about STEM in the U.S.A. and the history of Science.
Very informing and captivating talk.
The above video is sad but true.  I see it within our school system when I conduct these projects with our kids.  Very SAD :(

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About STEM+C

The goal of STEM+C is to bring STEM+C (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math + Creativity) into classrooms across the Country.  Big projects inspired our Nation to do great things in the 1960’s during the Space Race.  STEM+C takes challenging projects into the classroom to anchor all areas of study to a common goal.  The Program is designed to inspire creativity, develop problem solving skills, critical thinking and bring awareness to the inter-relatedness of all things.

STEM+C uses hands-on projects to anchor STEM concepts to the teaching curriculum in the school.  Anchoring all areas of study to a common goal gives cross-relevance between subject matter.  This has proven to be very effective at enhancing critical thinking and problem solving skills. 

We have two teams engaged in community school districts.  Team North, represented by Paul Kaup is located in Spring Grove, IL.  Team South, represented by Scott Fitzgerald is located in Edwardsville, IL.

If you would like to enroll your school into one of our missions please contact:

Paul Kaup  (708) 359-5289

or email at prkaup@gmail.com

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The Cosmos Series has started.  If you missed any episodes, click the link below to see all episodes.

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Jan-23-2014...ServoCity Blog by Scott Fitzgerald

http://www.servocity.com/blog/?p=137




Jan-7-2014
Team South is the first to make the news in the new year!  Awesome project Scott! Click on the image for full article.

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Dec-19-2013
A T-Rex skull visits Spring Grove Elementary School


Dec-12-2013
We are currently writing Teacher/Student workbooks for launching a Balloon to Near Space.  The first of the workbooks should be done by the first of the year.  They will be available for purchase here on our web-site.  We will be using the workbooks with all of our planned launch groups this spring 2014.  Going to be a fun and exciting Spring!

Dec-12-2013
Here is our short blip in Popular Science magazine.
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OCT-8-2013
There will be an article in the December issue of Popular Science Magazine about our mission here at STEM+C.  Look forward to reading the article!
OCT-6-2013

 Reach for the Stars has become "STEM+C".  STEM+C is our company name.  Scott and I want to thank everyone who has contributed to our mission.  This is your gateway to all of our current projects as well as past projects.  The mission of STEM+C is to bring project based learning into the classroom, with an emphasis on STEM + C (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Creativity).

 


We were extremely successful with our Rockethub campaign.  Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to our success!

 
Scott and I are both working on our Spring 2014 curriculum, projects and lesson plans.


 Team North Update: Sept 2013
So far for the Spring 2014 I will be working with the 5th graders at both Spring Grove Elementary and the Richmond Grade School.  This will be the Richmond Grade Schools first year being involved with our project.  The Nippersink Middle School will also be participating.
The Spring Projects should be great learning opportunities for the kids.
Stay tuned!




 
 
 
 
 
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Team North past projects (Paul Kaup)

 

 
Spring 2012: First Mission to Near Space 
 
Spring 2013: Second Mission to Near Space: "Project Heads Up"
 

 

Summer 2013: "PHU2"

 

 

 

Team South past projects (Scott Fitzgerald)

 

 
 
 

 

 

NSB Columbus Board of Education Trailer

 

Patrick Clark Reports on NSB Columbus

 

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Katie and Blair Boggs
 
 Jim Deleon
 
 Polly Hall
 
 
 
 
 
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Paul and Karen Kaup
 
Scott Fitzgerald
 
Vince Ojeda
 
Lara Minzey

Rusty Kaup

Annett and Dave Zimmer
 
Jim Stieve
 
Susan Stieve
 
Kathy Wilhite
 
Larry Davenport
 
Ruth and Matt Morris
 
The Minker Family
 
Liz and Dan Young
 
 Kimberly Cooley
 
Gene and Sandra Sylvies
 
Robert and Annette Schoeberle
 
Kim Osborn
 
Kris Miller
 
Alan and Amber Cawley
 
Kerry Gibson
 
Kelsey & Hayden Christiansen
 
Sandi Brunati
 
Vladimir Vukicevic
 
Kris and Shawnee Doherty
 
Nikki Hartnett
 
Mark Huebner
 
Gary and Rose Fitzgerald
 
Aron Pum
 
Joe and Julie Keim
 
Judy and Cliff Ortmeyer
 
Tony Spittler
 
Corry Regnier
 
Andrea Suhre
 
Jessie Hoerman
 
Kim Miller
 
Matt and Becky Johnson
 
Steph Arbogast Spann
 
Dave Kotloski
 
Carla Reid
 
Kate Stephenson
 
Diana speicher
 
Trish Oberweis
 
Stacy Gregory
 
Nancy Slater
 
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Nathan Zickuhr & Family
 
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Candice Marquette
 
David Haase
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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