STEM Media

Spring 2016

Four students from Shoreland Lutheran High School (Somers, WI) competed in the Design and Build Challenge sponsored by GE at the 2nd annual Milwaukee Maker Faire in September 2015. Twelve different teams made up of professional engineers as well as college and high school engineering students received a design challenge to craft a vehicle that could traverse an obstacle course and deliver a healthy brain from one hospital to another for an organ transplant. At the end of the competition the four students from Shoreland Lutheran High School defeated the other eleven teams and their designs. The students from Shoreland were the only high school team in competition and are all members of the PLTW STEM program at Shoreland

This story has been published in the WI STEM Pathways Magazine for its spring edition, check it out on page 17 of the file located below. Praise be to God for this accomplishment and the promotion of Shoreland’s STEM Academy.

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Employment Growth
Occupations in science,
technology, engineering,
and math are projected
to grow nearly 9%
from 2018 to 2028.

Wage Growth
The median wage in 2019
for STEM occupations
was $86,980, while
non-stem workers had
a median salary of $38,160.

Source: Bureau of Labor

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Eric Gowens

He credits his fortunate circumstance – to be a 19-year-old high school graduate with a good-paying, full-time job – to Zondag and all of the other teachers who prepared him for the trades. “They taught me a lot of fundamentals,” he says, adding that among them is the ability for collaboration and teamwork. Read his story