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Nevada Governor Sandoval Visits Churchill SmartLab

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval visited the STEM SmartLab at Churchill County Middle School in Fallon, NV. “I like to see the kids and how innovative they are,” Sandoval said. “I applaud the school district in getting ahead with the technology.”  Read more about the Governor's visit here: http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/lahontanvalley/15784372-113/governor-visits-middle-schools-stem-labs

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Nicholson STEM Academy Announces SmartLab Grand Opening

Chicago Public School's Nicholson STEM Academy is very excited about the grand opening of their SmartLab Innovation Lab. We are too!

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BET Honors Kwame Simmons

Congratulations to Kwame Simmons, Executive Innovation Officer for the Education Achievement Authority of Michigan! Kwame was recently recognized for his leadership in education by BET Honors program. Kwame's vision for how education can help revitalize Detroit and create opportunity for young students is inspirational. We are proud to be a trusted educational partner with EAA. It's particularly satisfying to hear Kwame speak so elequently about how our SmartLab programs help to further EAA's overall educational mission. Watch both video features, "Kwame Simmons' Educational Journey" and "Kwame Simmons Acceptance Speech". Links below!

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Bradford PA Community Leaders Introduced to Local SmartLab

Community leaders in Bradford, PA got a tour of the new SmartLab at Floyd Fretz Middle School. They watched a live student news broadcast and were introduced to the wide variety of engaging STEM activities in the SmartLab. Read more about their visit and observations in the Bradford Era: http://www.bradfordera.com/news/article_74522dbc-7c1f-11e4-b724-0b335d7e5355.html?mode=story

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Deerfield SmartLab in the News

Here's a terrific article about one of our newest educational partners, Deerfield Public Schools District 109 in Deerfield, IL. Worth reading!

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SmartLabs for Workforce Retraining

Today's employers expect a workforce that can think critically and creatively, solve problems, collaborate, and communicate. The days of segregating the workforce between "those who can think" and "those who can use their hands" are long gone. Read how Northwest Mississippi Community College is using a SmartLab as a key element in their workforce retraining program.

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The Importance of STEM Education

This video from University of Cincinnati provides a terrific overview of the importance of STEM as well as a framework for best practices. Worth watching!

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Lake Forest Ill School Board Committee Report

Without question, our most impactful partnerships are with school organizations that share a common vision - from the elected leadership, to the district and school administration, to the teaching staff. 

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Overheard in a SmartLab...

"If people tell me public school is lame, I ask them, Does your school have a SmartLab?"

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Slater Middle School SmartLab Website Revisited

Two years ago, we featured the Slater Middle School (Pawtucket School District) website in this blog entry.

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