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School challenges students' minds during STEM FEST

Army Flier
Fort Rucker, AL | April 21, 2016

For students at Fort Rucker Elementary School, learning is a hands-on experience, and when learning about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, they aren't afraid to get their feet wet. 

Students participated in the school's week-long STEM FEST, where their minds were challenged to come up with creative solutions through the engineering process, meet actual researchers and event get the chance to literally sink or swim during a culminating event where they had to build a boat. 

"It was an exciting week, filled with collaboration, problem solving, mathematical calculations, science, research, team work and engineering," said Dr. Vicki Gilmer, FRES principal. "This process is so important for students because these are the type of skills our students will need in the future."

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