Science • Technology • Engineering • Math


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School Business Partner


The STEM Department is pleased to have the Federal Aviation Administration-Alaskan Region Aviation Education as our School Business Partner. Learn more about FAA's outreach efforts:


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STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The term is somewhat new, but the foundation of knowledge in the area is older. The STEM curriculum encompasses the desired learning that students will need to prepare them for their lives in a future that perhaps they don't quite understand themselves.


A primary objective of STEM is to integrate the teaching of the four composite areas so that students better understand the connections among the areas. Most students already understand this concept, but all students must understand it.



The STEM Department's goals are being addressed through a variety of math and science initiatives at the elementary, middle and high school level.


Programs and objectives


Online resources

Find a variety of resources available to parents, teachers and students interested in exploring local activities, websites and contests related to STEM topics.


STEM activities



TrophyNo program is successful without teachers to support it; check out these award-winning STEM teachers:


Biology teacher honored

Congratulations to Chugiak High School's Aaron Kallas who is the recipient of the 2013 Ron Mardigian Biotechnology Teaching Award. Read more about Aaron and the award »


Math and science teaching award finalists

Six ASD educators were selected as state-level finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Program. Congratulations to these outstanding teachers:

  • Leesa Wingo, KCC
  • Ben Walker, Romig MS
  • Amy Laufer, Title I Dept.
  • Kathryn Kurtz, STEM Dept.
  • Tasha Barnes, Wendler MS
  • Joshua Hall, Dimond

Learn more about what makes these educators so outstanding »