Category: Stem

Twin Lakes Middle students participate in Innovation Day

Twin Lakes Middle students gain STEM skills through CSX “Innovation Day”

Feb. 9, 2024 – Coding, flying drones, and learning about artificial intelligence were just some of the STEM-enrichment activities that Twin Lakes Middle School students experienced on Wednesday thanks to the school’s partnership with CSX. It was all part of a program called “Innovation Day” where students participate in hands-on STEM activities and learn skills […]

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New Amazon grant to boost computer science education in Duval elementary schools

Aug. 4, 2023 — Amazon and Duval County Public Schools this week announced that Amazon is funding computer science education and teacher professional development for elementary schools in the district — impacting thousands of students from underserved communities and groups currently underrepresented in tech — as part of its Amazon Future Engineer program. Duval County […]

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Animal Lovers Club helps Mandarin Oaks students foster a love for science and animal care

March 31 – Chickens, chinchillas, and a baby pig aren’t what you see in an average school classroom. But for one class at Mandarin Oaks Elementary, they have become a staple. The Animal Lovers Club, started by teacher Ana Andenmatten, focuses on teaching children how to take care of animals. Andematten says she also hopes […]

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Teacher and students building a robot.

Students showcase STEM skills at Computer Science and Robotics festival

March 28, 2023 – From flight simulators, to robotics and 3D printing, students from schools across the county got the opportunity to show off their technology projects and better understand how their studies can start them on a path to scientific-based jobs. Held at the 121 Financial Ballpark on March 21, the Duval County Public […]

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Andrew Jackson students and staff, along with CSI staff, cut the ribbon on the school's new tech lab

New technology lab, CSI partnership unveiled at Andrew Jackson High School

March 8, 2023 – Hands-on lessons in coding and assembling computers were among several activities taking place at Andrew Jackson High School earlier this month during a special ribbon cutting ceremony for the school’s new technology lab. The lab was made possible thanks to the school’s growing partnership with CSI Companies. “We want them to […]

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Students engaged in learning in the Lego Lab

New lego lab helps make STEM learning accessible for elementary school students

Feb. 6, 2023 – Whether they’re assembling trains or programming robots, one thing is clear – students participating in the district’s new Lego Lab are gaining new, hands-on perspectives in STEM. “It is critical to introduce it in the elementary age,” says Duval. County Public Schools Director of Science, Dr. Yvonne Spinner. “Our students have […]

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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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