Mater Dei Catholic High School’s Academy of Science utilizes a rigorous, STEAM-focused academic track for high-achieving students designed to challenge and develop students’ skills in scientific inquiry, critical thinking, problem-solving, and communications.
The Academy’s primary goal is to encourage and foster students’ understanding of STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) by engaging them in real-world problems and allowing them to independently research topics pertaining to each students’ interests. By graduation, Academy of Science students are better prepared to succeed in a freshman-level University of California (UC) science class and lab section.
STEAM Night is the culmination of three years of Science Academy students’ hard work; students create an academic inquiry poster focused on a research topic based on their individual interests or their internship experience. Students then use their posters to create four to five-minute PowerPoint presentations to highlight the key aspects of their research and have the opportunity to field audience questions similarly to a collegiate-level academic conference.
For the 2021-2022 academic school year, 63 Science Academy Seniors will present 52 research posters at STEAM Night. The Science Academy would also like to acknowledge our six directors who have coordinated behind the scenes to make this year’s STEAM event a huge success.
Please join us in supporting our Science Academy Seniors and their efforts by logging onto the STEAM Night ZOOM link for the evening’s opening remarks at 6:00 PM and by joining the ZOOM links for the presentations you would like to watch starting at 6:20 PM.