Wheeler STEAM Symposium

2017 STEAM Symposium
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
5:30-8:00
Wheeler Arena

The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Symposium will take place on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in our Arena (entrance faces Holt Road).  We invite you to come explore and see a variety of projects presented by Wheeler students.

Vision of the STEAM Symposium:
Celebrating Student STEAM Products with the Community

Description of the STEAM Symposium:
Imagine walking into a high-energy museum, receiving a program that directs the guest with a schedule and description of events that he/she can use to determine which projects to explore. There will be various STEAM projects that have met a checklist of 4 criteria assessed by their teacher to insure that it is a high level product that displays connections between many subjects while also demonstrating practical applications to the real world. There will be students (9th-12th) from all types of classes displayed in multiple ways. Some students will do projects in classrooms on a scheduled format where guests enter certain times (ie: every 10-15 minutes) so not to disrupt the student presentations. Other projects are displayed in the main Arena where guests can freely stop by and see their work.  The program will have the schedule and description of these displays so guests can decide what projects they want to visit.

STEAM Symposium Checklist - this document indicates all required components for a project to be eligible for the STEAM Symposium


2016 STEAM Symposium

The 4th annual Wheeler STEAM Symposium took place on April 13, 2016, in the brand new Wheeler Arena.

2016 STEAM Symposium Magazine


2015 STEAM Symposium 2015

In Spring 2015, the STEM Symposium was renamed the STEAM Symposium. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts (including Humanities), and Math.  The 3rd Annual Symposium took place on Thursday, March 26, 2015, throughout the Wheeler campus.

2015 STEAM Symposium Magazine


STEM Symposium 2014

The second annual Wheeler STEM Symposium was held on March 11, 2014. It nearly doubled in scope and size from the inaugural symposium held just a year earlier. There were about 30 staff members participating from varied disciplines in math, science, engineering and technology as one would expect. However, subject areas of government, history, language arts, and agriculture also were represented, as the event demonstrated the epitome of cross-curricula collaborative project based learning. Besides the diversity of subject content, the inclusion of elementary and middle school students, and a MOID special education class, displayed the diversity and collaborative efforts across age levels and abilities. There were over 250 students that participated by displaying and demonstrating what they had learned and researched through the project based experience in and out of the classroom setting. Over 1000 visitors and guests experienced the synergy that radiated from our students in the classrooms, corridors, and hallways as they communicated to the guests about their project.

On behalf of the students and staff of Wheeler High School, East Cobb Middle School, Sedalia Park Elementary, East Valley Elementary, Mount Bethel Elementary, and the Center for Advanced Studies Foundation, who sponsored this event, we thank our guests, parents, and community members who came out to celebrate STEM with our students.

Dr. Cheryl Crooks
STEM Symposium Director

Dr. Tiffany Stark
Magnet Coordinator

Dr. David Chiprany
Principal

Wheeler STEM Symposium Magazine 2014


STEM Symposium 2013

The first annual Wheeler STEM Symposium was held in March of 2013.