Buckman Grant Fuels ICCS’s STEAM Program


The John D. Buckman Foundation gave a boost to Immaculate Conception Cathedral School’s Lower and Middle School curriculum last month with a $15,000 grant earmarked for STEAM materials.


Funds were used to purchase a portable STEAM lab including lessons plans and materials for more than 40 STEAM-based projects, ipads for the library for student presentations and access to educational apps to support all study areas, and Lego boards for the library and the Middle School math classroom.


Plans are now to expand the STEAM program to include water and land robotics teams. As an introduction to robotics at ICCS, a group of Middle School students attended a robotics exhibit at MLGW’s main office on November 8 that featured robotics created by Memphis-area students.


On November 7, Librarian Nancy Miller and Middle School science teacher John Juniker along with ICCS 7tth-grader Jackson Dress attended a workshop on water robotics at the University of Memphis, during which they participated in a hands-on robotics activity.


Photo:  ICCS 7th-grader Jackson Dress and Middle School science teacher John Juniker work together on an underwater robotics project at the University of Memphis on November 7.

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