STEAM Academy

Fran Meffen, a Dover Middle School guidance counselor, was granted funding for STEAM Academy, a self-sustaining extended learning program that brings science, technology, engineering, arts and humanities and mathematics to life, through programs such as the FIRST Lego Teams, FIRST Tech Challenge teams and the Simple Machines program. In the fall of 2014, the STEAM Academy fielded two FLL and FTC teams as well as the Simple Machines program funded by a SEED grant. The Simple Machines program uses Lego Educational kits and this program serves as the entry to the Lego track for students.