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Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (STEAM)
Many thanks to the BEST BUY Foundation and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 
LLNS Community Gift Program for their support of STEM/STEAM Education

For more information contact: Brittany Castaneda
or (209) 823-6532

STEM and STEAM programs began at Manteca Unified School sites in September 2015.  We added Banta, Ripon and River Islands Schools in 2016.  We also conducted very successful STEAM/STEM Summer Camps in June/July 2018 at Sequoia, French Camp, Ripon and Banta Schools.  We held our second rocketry classes at French Camp School and had a very successful rocket launch in February 2018.  During the 2018-19 school year the STEAM/STEM program will travel to various schools on a 2 week rotating basis.  Click on the schedule link below.  

Students get the opportunity to learn how to engineer Lego models, experiment with robotics, and are introduced to programming using Lego WeDo Kits and Lego Mindstorm kits with tablets and IPads.  Students are challenged to fabricate fully operational projects that can be programmed to come alive.  Students also get the chance to see and use a 3D printer from original structures

they created in Minecraft.  Students are having fun while learning how to design, engineer and program projects with teamwork, communication and creative thinking.


Manteca * Ripon * Lathrop * French Camp * Stockton * Banta
(Click on photo link below)

Rocket Launch Photos

River Islands School (Below)
Brittany Castaneda, STEM Dir., Chuck Crutchfield, Dir. of Community Outreach & Jose Hernamdez, NASA Astronaut (L to R)
Attending Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Grant Presentation (November 2018)