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Grades 5-12. All-Girls Middle and Upper School.

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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.

Middle School STEAM Opportunities

 

Grade 7 & 8 Electives
Elective courses for Middle School students very by year. For the 2017-2018 school year SPSG offers the following middle school electives: STEAM, Gardening, Public Speaking, Current Events, Illustrations, Digital Animation and more. During seventh grade, students take one elective. Eight graders take two electives. Each elective is designed to emphasize creativity, interdisciplinary thinking, and presentation skills.

Middle School Robotics Team
Girls in the Middle School robotics team build their own robots and use VEX hardware and program their creations using ROBOTC software. There is a annual competition that the team competes in, against students from schools all over Maryland. The game for the competition is designed by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation (REC).

Makerspace
The SPSG Makerspace is a state-of-the-art space equipped with computers, iPads, iPods, cameras, electronics and more dedicated to fostering the development of digital literacy, creativity, research, communication, and problem-solving skills. 

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of the class is not solely on the acquisition of knowledge about design and technology, which may change or become outdated, but it is also about learning how to adapt to new experiences and to approach problems with the appropriate skills and techniques to identify the important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.

Makerspace
The SPSG Makerspace is a state-of-the-art space equipped with computers, iPads, iPods, cameras, electronics and more dedicated to fostering the development of digital literacy, creativity, research, communication, and problem-solving skills. 

Fambrough Science Speaker Series
The Fambrough Science Speaker Series was introduced in
2014 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. 

Learn more about this speaker series and others by visiting our Connections & Opportunities page. 

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. 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 Explorers
STEAM Career Explorers is an annual event put on by St. Paul’s School for Girls for students grades 4-12 from all schools in the area to explore careers in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) industries as part of the Maryland STEM Festival. Students attend four mini-workshops to learn about different STEAM industries and careers by participating in small, hands-on activities led by volunteers from STEAM industries. 
To see more about this year's event click here.



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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