Category: Stem

District awarded more than $2.5 million in grants to support STEM programs

Nov. 2, 2022 – STEM education is getting a big boost in Duval County Public Schools with more than $2.5 million in grants being awarded to support instruction in robotics, flight simulation, engineering, cybersecurity, coding, and more. The grants – two in total – will augment STEM education in select schools throughout the district at […]

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Video – Paxon senior earns award for Alzheimer’s research

Oct. 25, 2022 – Not many high school students can say they’ve worked side by side with scientists, doing Alzheimer’s research in the world-renown Mayo Clinic. But then, there’s Paxon senior Kristi Biswas. “So my grandma was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease,” shares Kristi. “And personally, I had to grow up watching her kind of forget […]

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Kristi Biswas, Emma Lee, Eric Lee, with Superintendent and Principals

Paxon and Stanton students earn top prizes at the International Science and Engineering Fair

July 14, 2022 – Three Team Duval students took home top honors for their work in the 2022 International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Kristi Biswas, a student at Paxon School for Advanced Studies, attained a second-place George D. Yancopoulos Innovator Award for her research into Alzheimer’s disease, while Stanton College Preparatory School’s Emma Lee […]

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CSX staff conducts drone demonstration

Frank H. Peterson expanding aviation academy thanks to CSX drone donation

May 16, 2022 – New opportunities for students are taking flight at Frank H. Peterson’s aviation academy thanks to the donation of new aerial technology from CSX Transportation, Inc. The transportation company recently donated six drones to the school’s aviation academy. With this donation, Frank H. Peterson will be expanding their emerging technologies and robotics […]

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Engineers in the making – students design prototype for space mailbox

Feb. 18, 2022 – Students across the district were on an out-of-this world mission this week as they put their design and engineering skills to work to build a space mailbox. About a dozen student teams from various grade levels competed in the district-wide Space Mailbox competition, which required them to design a concept and […]

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Students and educator focus on the computer screens in the Minecraft Coding lab

Video – Students explore coding through Minecraft lab at Springfield Middle

Jan. 25, 2022 – Welcome to the Minecraft Lab at Springfield Middle, where teachers say students are being introduced to coding in a fun way. Watch this video to see how students are being impacted in this new, innovative environment. Video Transcript Tristan Zeigler/Biscayne Elementary Student: “I was like, Whoa, I didn’t expect it to […]

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