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Creating a well-rounded education with STEM

Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills are essential, and research shows that a strong STEM background can enhance these skills. STEM courses present students with scenarios in which there are often multiple routes to the correct answer, which teaches them how to think outside the box and approach issues with multiple perspectives. When STEM lessons are framed within fun, engaging activities, their efficacy is multiplied.

The Collierville Education Foundation is committed to funding STEM grants that provide students with exciting opportunities to engage with science, technology, engineering or math activities. Below, we outline a few of our STEM grants that are making an impact in our students’ education.

Having fun with circuits.

Understanding how circuits work is an essential part of a basic education and a great introduction to