STEAM sophomore accepts philanthropy award for work with ‘Backpack Payback’ project in East Aftrica

Aisha Ndayishimiye, a sophomore at the STEAM Academy, has received a 2017 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award for her efforts with a “Backpack Payback” project benefiting youngsters in her native East Africa. She accepted the honor from the Bluegrass Chapter and the Thoroughbred Collegiate Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals during a National Philanthropy Day celebration...

Unleashing the red dragon: STEAM Academy club preparing moves for Chinese New Year celebration

By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward When the Dragon/Lion Club at the STEAM Academy busts a move, the students execute figure eights, step-overs, weaves, and other elaborate choreography in a traditional sport of China: the dragon dance. Members of this relatively new after-school club, who this week broke out bright red costumes, are practicing diligently to perform at a communitywide Chinese New...

Full STEAM Ahead: UK partnership will prepare academy students for careers in geosciences

By Whitney Harder Special to KyForward A new partnership between the University of Kentucky Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) in the College of Arts and Sciences, UK College of Education and STEAM Academy will prepare a diverse population of high school students for careers in geosciences. The program is being funded by a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF)...

Legends, STEAM Academy join forces to determine how to make creative use of space at ball park

The Lexington Legends are joining forces with STEAM Academy of Lexington to bring a new look to an area of Whitaker Bank Ballpark for 2016. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) students will make presentations on a variety of potential uses for an area beyond the right field fence that currently includes a basketball court. The students created design ideas based on what they would...

STEAM Academy students already on track
to success after summer in real chemistry lab

Stephanie Bamfo, left, conducts a chemistry experiment with her fellow STEAM Academy students at the University of Kentucky. (Photo from UKNow)   By Jenny Wells Special to KyForward   Just because school is out for summer doesn’t mean every student is taking a break from learning. Many students from the Fayette County Public School’s STEAM Academy have participated in labs and...

FCPS taking applications for STEAM Academy, set to open in August 2013

Fayette County Public Schools is accepting applications for its new STEAM Academy, slated to open in August 2013.   This program is a partnership for next-generation learning between the school district and the University of Kentucky’s College of Education. It will focus on college and career readiness in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. The academy will be...