Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
Holy Trinity Students Excel in STEM Design Challenge
Every spring schools from the Pittsburgh area participate in a STEM Design Challenge at Duquesne University. Each team is challenged to design a structure using no more than 1,400 K'NEX pieces.
The teams have two hours to construct their design and give a presentation on how their team meet the challenge. The students begin designing their structures and preparing their presentations months before the actual event.
Holy Trinity received their medals today for best middle school team. The team is pictured here with Rosemary Mendel CEO of BEST Robotics.
Holy Trinity is committed to developing students who are well-versed in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
In the elementary grades, students apply the rigor of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content while engaged in learning activities that investigate the natural world. Students explore technology and engineering solutions and apply mathematics concepts in order to address real-life issues and solve problems.
As students progress they learn how to apply the roles and views of STEM career professionals. Our faculty regularly invites professionals working in a STEM-related field to give presentations to the students and talk to them about their jobs and how they regularly apply the STEM concepts they have mastered.
Our students regularly take advantage of our fully-equipped Science and Computer labs and other STEM-related resources. Their hands-on exposure to these subjects helps them to become logical thinkers who are technologically, scientifically, and mathematically literate. They are able to answer complex questions, investigate global issues, and develop solutions for challenges and real-world problems while applying the rigor of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content.