Welcome to the STEM Pre-Academy!
The STEM Pre-Academy fosters inspiration and relevance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics primarily through initiatives, such as teacher workshops, technical focus sessions, and collaborative interaction between middle school teachers and subject matter experts. This teacher-driven multidisciplinary program helps middle school public educators develop and implement research and technology based student curriculum including lessons, activities and projects.
The STEM Pre-Academy is a state-funded program, focused on public middle school teachers in Hawaii.
Kapa‘a Middle School Art teacher Julia Sanderl shares her experience using a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 in a traditional art class. Read more...
We caught up with Kapa‘a Middle School teacher Thomas “Logan” Newbill recently and asked if he would share his thoughts on Google Chromebook in the classroom. Read more...
On June 22 and 23, 2015, a workshop on the Engineering Design Process in middle schools was held at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Organized by the Hawaii Department of Education, the Office of Naval Research Project and Educational Leadership Program at Chaminade University, and STEM Pre-Academy, the workshop focused on giving teachers a solid foundation for implementing the Engineering Design Process in their classes. Read more...
Visit the new miniblog on Mobile Devices - Mobile Learning!
We've kicked off a new miniblog on this site and hope you’ll join the online conversation to learn more about the various mobile devices that are now inundating the consumer market and some of which are now being used in the classroom.
Nutrition Researcher Speaks to PE Classes
When science and engineering principles collide, the result can be quite practical with far-reaching effect as students at Jarrett Middle School learned in October from UH Jahren Geobiology Laboratory Research Technician, Josh Bostic.
Josh gave a great presentation to 3 PE classes at Jarrett Middle School on the science behind added sugars in the standard American diet. The students learned that making healthy food choices now will help keep their bodies healthy and free of chronic diseases in the future.
Follow-up Mini Workshop: Water Quality Field Trip to Kualoa Ranch
On Saturday, July 26, 2014, teachers from Waipahu Intermediate, Aliamanu Intermediate, Moanalua Middle and Ewa Makai Middle schools met at Kualoa Ranch Educational Center to participate in the STEM Pre-Academy Water Quality Follow-Up Mini Workshop.
Dr. Marek Kirs, a researcher at the University of Hawaii Water Resources Research Center, shared his research data and insight on water quality in the streams and beaches in Hawaii.
Feature Project: iPad Enabled Digital Publishing @ Moanalua Middle School
At Moanalua Middle School, Language Arts teacher Kathy Nagaji and her team piloted a project with students entitled, “iPad Enabled Digital Publishing”. They drew inspiration from the October 2013 iPad workshop co-presented by STEM Pre-Academy, Hawaii Creative Media, and students from Searider Productions, Wai`anae High School.
@Haengbok Aloha, Could you share some specifics of your set up? Please =)
1 day ago
I will stop by your office to share our plan on science fair project.
12 hours ago
Did you contact me by accident, I see someone else has contacted you.
5 hours ago
2 days ago
The freeze dryer found at UH is not working and the personnel trained to use and maintain the equipment is not available.
STEM Pre-Academy have Spectrometers in the Toolkit for Teachers - http://stempreacademy.hawaii.edu/toolkit/PS-2600 Is this what you are looking for?
2 days ago
Manuel from Honokaa High and Intermediate. My students just about to start constructing their frame for the prestem academy aquaponics we got. Anyone have pics how you folks set up (frammed the system)?
2 days ago
I collected a few setup examples from our participating schools and place them in this folder. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B3US-yKAehctSFI5NmNmSHNFRGs
2 days ago
thanks will look at the folder
2 days ago
Oct 5 2016 - 3:05pm
STEM Pre-Academy don't have a freeze dryer in the inventory. I will ask some of our researcher to see if they have one and are willing to help.
Oct 5 2016 - 3:23pm