High School STEM Partner Wins National Award!

We’re thrilled to announce that Apple Valley High School and its E3 STEM Program (Exploration, Education and Employment in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) has earned the 2019 STEM Excellent Award in the high school category at the national Future of Education Technology Conference! The award recognizes schools for their innovative approaches to implementing science, technology, engineering and math education.

The goal of the E3 program is to expose students to a wide variety of STEM careers so they are better informed about their options when it comes time to choose a higher education path and career. Through partnerships with businesses and colleges, the program has expanded students’ opportunities for hands-on learning and exposure to career pathways in STEM-related fields. Students are able to earn college credits in some of their coursework and experience real-world learning through internships.

At BTM, our employees mentor students on a variety of projects, giving them first-hand experience working with an organization in their field of interest. We also have opportunities to lend their expertise to various events, including a networking and interview workshop for students, a robotics engineering competition and more.

“What E3 STEM helped me and other students achieve is incredible,” said Apple Valley senior Serena Abraham in the school district’s press release. “The combination of guidance and opportunities to explore different career fields has made me a more well-rounded student overall. With the support system in place, I can make the transition from high school to college and beyond with confidence.”

Go here to learn more about the innovative E3 STEM program!