A recent event at Dallas ISD’s W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy gave students and their families a chance to see and experience science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM).
The Family STEAM Fest was conducted by students in the school’s AVID program, which is a college-readiness program that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. Principal Yvonne Rojas said AVID students created the booths, which demonstrated several aspects of STEAM. It was the school’s first such event.
Jennifer Hatcher, a teacher and AVID coordinator at the school, said the event had more than one purpose.
“Our goal is to increase their interest and learning about career opportunities and learning opportunities around STEAM,” Hatcher said. “And so it’s for the kids and their families to go on that journey with them, exploring these topics, exploring these ideas, finding out what interests them and hopefully pursuing them someday as well.”