beginning in 2021-22, los al Schools are given the option of putting on a steam fair with laef support for a teacher stipend and expenses budget.
The decision to hold a STEAM Fair is in the hands of school principals, along with having staff members willing to coordinate.
LAEF is no longer hosting the district-wide steam showcase.
steam grant funding continues!
in november of 2022, laef awarded steam grants
to each los al school totaling over $74,000!
Direct Steam grants to los al schools now total
$450,000 since 2016!!
STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts and Math
*Why is STEAM important? CLICK HERE to read a recent article about the big need for more college graduates in these fields!
*LAEF provides project prep classes, STEAM fairs on school campuses and the district-wide STEAM Showcase each year.
*LAEF’s STEAM initiative is funded by the Royal Gala .
3D printer build
Here is one student’s experience with the 2015 STEAM Fair and Showcase: A team of students, led by Grayson Galisky built a 3D printer, which was fully funded by LAEF and donated to LAHS! Check out this video to watch them build it!
Robotic Hand build
Grayson Galisky led another team of students in building a 3D Printed Biomimetic Robotic Hand, which was fully funded by LAEF and donated to LAHS! Check out this video to watch them build it!