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STEAM @ SPSG

St. Paul’s School for Girls recognizes the importance of equipping and inspiring young women for leadership in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) fields. Our focus on STEAM initiatives empowers each of our girls with the skills, spirit, and independence to inspire, innovate, and contribute to the betterment of the global world.

Upper School STEAM Opportunities

Biotechnology Club
The Biotechnology Club is jointly run by faculty members at SPSG and SP. During the fall semester, the club meets at St. Paul’s and focuses on proteins; in the spring, the club meets at St. Paul's School for Girls and focuses on DNA. Working with our exceptional faculty members and research scientists, students explore the possible applications of DNA, molecular genetics, and protein biochemistry. 

Design Technology
Introduced in the 2013-2014 school year, Design Technology is a junior-senior science elective that incorporates knowledge, skills, and design principles in problem solving contexts. The focus of the class is not solely on the acquisition of knowledge about design and technology, which may change or become outdated, but it is also about learning how to adapt to new experiences and to approach problems with the appropriate skills and techniques to identify the important elements and to develop the optimum solutions. Students engage in practical investigative work (STEAM-based projects) in addition to learning theory. Units of study include the design process, product innovation, green design, materials, product development, energy, structures, mechanical design, and electronic product design.

Fambrough Science Speaker Series
The Famrbough Science Speaker Series was introduced in
 the 2013-2014 school year to honor former SPSG science teacher Zee Fambrough. Through a partnership with Dr. Doug Fambrough, Director of Searle Scholars Program at Johns Hopkins University, SPSG brings two to three science speakers to campus annually to highlight current research in different areas of science.

Each Fambrough speaker will present to the entire upper school during the assembly block and then spend time in individual science classrooms. She will lunch with selected students in a “round table” type forum. The day concludes with one last lecture after lunch. 

IDEA Lab
Through our 1:1 program, students learn research and organizational skills, and in our IDEA (Innovation Design Engineering Arts) Lab, students use technology to create interdisciplinary projects. 

The Online School for Girls
The Online School for Girls
 offers a variety of classes in STEAM areas that enhance SPSG’s course offerings.  SPSG students may enroll in classes such as Introduction to Engineering, AP Computer Science, iOS App Development, AP Music Theory, and AP Computer Science.  Upper School students may apply for funding to take Online School for Girls classes each spring.  

School-wide STEAM Opportunities

Hour of Code
SPSG’s entire student body participated in this national initiative in the fall of 2014.  Students were introduced to the basics of coding by using ALICE software to respond to increasingly difficult challenges.

STEM Career Fair
A large group of students attend this career fair highlighting opportunities in a wide variety of STEM fields and held annually at The Bryn Mawr School. 

ST. PAUL'S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
11232 Falls Road
P.O. Box 8000
Brooklandville, Maryland 21022
TEL: 410-823-6323
SECURITY: 443-862-2294
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