Supplies were donated and delivered by Marchant Schmidt, Inc. of Fond du Lac for use by STEM curriculum students in the Fond du Lac School District. From left: Andy Swain from Marchant Schmidt, along with students Henry Hughes, Jared Ott, Connor Swain, Megan Matty, Ruth Lange, Dolce Rusniaczyk; and teacher Jennifer Hughes from STEM.
Marchant Schmidt Inc. of Fond du Lac donated supplies to the Fond du Lac STEM Academy (project-based learning pertaining to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in grades 3 to 5).
The mission for the Fond du Lac STEM Academy as stated in the charter grant application is: To develop innovative, passionate learners by providing a rigorous and challenging project-based curriculum grounded in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Our goal is to encourage ingenuity and creativity using real-world, hands on experiences. All students will develop strong team skills including collaboration, critical thinking and flexibility, along with individual skills of self-reflection, persistence, pride and resiliency. These skill sets will create future, highly employable citizens, armed with the 21st-century tools necessary for local, national and global marketplaces.
Supplies donated by Marchant Schmidt, Inc. include hardware, pneumatic cylinders, gears, pulleys, chains, tubing, bearings and storage bins. These will be used by the students for learning engineering based concepts as part of the STEM curriculum.