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Oak Avenue School students watch a robotics exhibition at the 2015 STEM Expo. This year’s Expo is set for March and April.
Evolving from a pilot program in 2014, the Los Altos School District’s upcoming STEM Expo is now a series of districtwide activities that encourages K-6 students to design hands-on projects and showcase their accomplishments.
Karen Wilson, the district’s STEM coordinator, called the program “STEM Plus,” a nod to the trend of adding an “A” for “arts” to science, technology, engineering and math to turn the STEM acronym into STEAM, and even inserting an “R” for “reading” to make it STREAM. Wilson explained that an “H” for “humanities” could also be added, and the list could go on, so she would rather use “STEM Plus.”