Introduction to the BT STEM Newsletter

Dr. Scheffer, Science Club Faculty Head

Whether you realize it or not, science and technology play an integral part of our daily life. Without electricity, medicine, chemistry, and yes, the internet, our daily routines would be much harder to accomplish. Scientific knowledge helps inform regulatory decision-making and policy—and the results of these decisions are everywhere. From vaccines to climate change, science helps us to accomplish the goals dictated by values and ethics. It is almost impossible to overstate how many aspects of modern life are impacted by scientific knowledge. Beth Tfiloh students enjoy learning about science. They often ask insightful questions that go beyond the limit of the regular curriculum. For example, during their free time, our students created an acoustic levitator to study chemistry in micro volumes of aqueous solutions and created a super-computer which will be able to model complicated protein folding. Our students are ready to question scientific information presented in the media. They design mental experiments and calculate scenarios where the speed of electrons can overcome the speed of light. They want to become critical consumers of scientific information to understand how science can change our world into a better one. The STEM newsletter is for those students who love science and who want to discuss topics beyond the classroom. Our editors are committed to inform everyone about science events in our school, such as guest speakers invited to lecture on different scientific topics, exciting STEM center projects or the activities of the science clubs. They plan mini-interviews with current students working on science projects and with alumni who have chosen science as their future careers. The STEM newsletter brings science to every student, every classroom, everyday. Building skills, content knowledge, and literacy in STEM fields is essential for solving the complex challenges of today and tomorrow.  

If you are interested in helping with an issue of the STEM newsletter, send an email to the editor for more information!