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STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Add the "A" into the mix, which represents the creative and fine arts, and the result is STEAM.  The concept of a K-12 STEM/STEAM education is one that integrates these content areas into real-world applications and learning experiences in an effort to prepare our students to compete and be successful in today's world.
Regionally, nationally, and globally the job industry is begging for employees who have experience and skills related to the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. According to ITT Technical Institute, “In 2010 there were 7.6 million STEM workers in the United States, representing 1 in 18 workers” (http://www.itt-tech.edu/). In the years since then, that number has been steadily rising, and as a result, it is only a matter of time before the majority of tomorrow’s jobs are founded in STEM. In fact, it is estimated that by the year 2018, there will be a need for over 8.6 million workers in STEM-related jobs (http://www.stemconnector.org).
So, what does that mean for New Castle Area School District? It means we must prepare our students now for the jobs they will most likely hold in the not-so-distant future.
For more information about STEM education from the U.S. Department of Education, click HERE.  
NCASD STEAM in the News
Check out our "Drastic Plastic" recycling project highlighted in this video (1:16 - 1:54) by Remake Learning, which features  the 2018 recipients of the Great Remake Micro-grant program "sharing their candid thoughts on what it means when learning is engaging, relevant, and equitable."
Also, be sure to click the links below to read published news articles about the NCASD STEAM program:
*For additional articles and media highlighting our NCASD STEAM program/initiative, please click HERE.
Engineering Day 2019
On Thursday, March 7, teacher Russ Carley and seniors Julian Rosser, Andrew Ciavarino, Demetri Ruby, D’Angelo Paxtrot, Josh Gelsomini, Jack Bussard, and Marc Sloan attended the annual Engineering Day at Ellwood Quality Steel in New Castle, PA.  As part of the day, students were to create a video on some aspect of engineering.  As a result, our NCASD students created a short video highlighting aspects of the District’s STEAM classes. *Click the image below to see their video!
Following the student presentations, engineers then gave presentations on recommended courses in high school and college as well as shared aspects of their jobs.  Students also toured the facilities and watched the steel-making process from the receiving of scrap metal to shipping the final product.  
New Castle Area School District
420 Fern Street
New Castle, PA 16101

Phone: 724-656-4756 | Fax: 724-656-4767
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