Mrs. Anderson - STEM

STEM Lab Open House and Dedication

Please join us on Monday, October 23 from 6-7 pm for a dedication of the STEM Lab and open house. A short dedication will be held in the Shepherd cafeteria at 6:00 with an open house immediately following. Several students will be showcasing the different expeditions available. There will be hands on activity for kids of all ages including remote controlled paper airplanes, virtual welding, hydraulic mining, virtual reality viewers, and more. 

STEM Lab Donors

A special thank you to:
  • Ottawa Morning Rotary
  • Anonymous Donor
  • Inga Carus
  • Exelon
  • Fairmount Santrol Foundation
  • OES Foundation
  • HR Imaging
  • US Silica
  • IBM/Linde
  • Kiwanis Club of Ottawa 
  • Turk Furniture
If you are interested in contributing to future expansion of the STEM Lab and/or additional expeditions, please contact Gary Windy, principal at Shepherd Middle School. 

Classroom Information

All students will be in the STEM Lab for four weeks each trimester. Students who are in Spanish will be in the STEM Lab during weeks 1-4. Students in Technology will be in the STEM Lab during weeks 5-8. Students in Art will be in the STEM Lab during weeks 9-12. 

For more details on policies and procedures in the lab click on STEM Lab Policies


During the second and third trimester student interest/input will be considered when assigning subsequent expeditions. To learn more about each expedition, click on the links below.

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