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Astronaut visits Erie students with Space Foundation program

Two years ago, after becoming a teacher liaison for The Space Foundation, Kristina Stem vowed to bring an astronaut to Erie Elementary School — and this week she delivered.

Former astronaut Leroy Chiao wowed Erie Elementary students Wednesday with anecdotes about eating and showering at the International Space Station.

Chiao has been to space four times during his career, including a six-month stint as commander of the Space Station.

Space Foundation to Bring NASA Astronaut and STEM Education Program to St. Vrain Valley Schools

The Space Foundation is taking its Space in the Community STEM education program to St. Vrain Valley Schools in February.

Former NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao, Ph.D., will share his experiences in space with students at several St. Vrain Valley Schools in Erie and Longmont, Colo., and will also join a panel discussion for a free public presentation and Star Party on Feb. 17 at Erie High School.

STEM Night is Coming Feb 25

On Feb 25, 2015, We will be having some great things to do on our STEM expo night.

Engineering and Dadisms - the E in STEM isn't as silent as you thought!

It's National Engineering Week.  As the STEM Coordinator at Erie Elementary, I wanted to highlight different aspect of the Engineering Process in an effort to show how engineering is not just building.  It is a part of our teachers' everyday skill set.  All of us engineer more than we realize!

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Engineering and Dadisms

 

Engineering and the Wondertwins - the E in STEM isn't as silent as you thought!

It's National Engineering Week.  As the STEM Coordinator at Erie Elementary, I wanted to hightlight different aspects of the Engineering Process in an effort to show how engineering is not just building stuff.  It is a part of our teacher's everyday skill set.  All of us engineer more than we realize!

 

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Wondertwin powers activate!  Form of....  an IDEA!

 

That's what I think of when I hear the word 'ideate.'

 

Engineering and Good Humans - the E in STEM isn't as silent as you thought!

It’s National Engineering Week!  As the STEM coordinator at Erie Elementary, I wanted to highlight different aspects of the Engineering Process in an effort to show how engineering (not just building) is part of our teacher's everyday skill set. All of us engineer more than we realize!

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Good humans have empathy.  Did you know that good engineers also have empathy?

Erie teacher chosen as liaison for Space Foundation

Erie Elementary School teacher Kristina Stem's classroom is alive.

A pair of budgie parakeets chirp from their cage on one side of the room and Stemmy, the bearded dragon lizard, hangs off of a branch in his cage on the other side. Despite the dozen, or so aquariums and cages that already line the room, Stem is hoping to bring some new life to her students next year.

"Having life in the room makes for a lot of teachable moments," said Stem, who is the school's science lab teacher. "Now, I want to bring an astronaut to class."

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