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AHS STEAM Showcase provides important skill building for younger students

student showing his project to an adult reviewer(12/08/2023) At Anoka High School (AHS), a focus within the Center for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) program is to provide students with real-world learning opportunities. On Nov. 15 at the STEAM Showcase, Professional Review, and Open House, freshman and sophomores gained valuable experience by presenting a project to their peers and community members. 

STEAM Showcase: The STEAM senior capstone project concludes with a STEAM EXPO and Senior Showcase where students present their projects to not only put their ideas and creations on display but their ability to properly articulate their process and project. 

New this year, the Trimester 1 STEAM Showcase created space for more than 200 students in the first two years of the program to practice communicating their ideas and to collect feedback that they can then use in the classroom. This experience will be valuable as the students continue through the program and eventually present their capstone project as a senior. View photos from the STEAM Showcase

Professional Review: The Honors Design and Development class is now three trimesters long, which will allow seniors to receive feedback multiple times throughout the year and earlier in their process. The Professional Review Nights allow students to discuss their projects in the early stages of the design process and receive feedback from professionals in the community on how to improve their projects.

Open House: The application window for the STEAM program is currently underway and the school is holding Open House events to provide information about the program to potential students. By combining all these events, the families in attendance on Nov. 15 were able to hear about the program and see nearly 300 STEAM projects in action.

Learn more: The final STEAM Information Night is Dec. 13 from 6:30-8 p.m. at AHS. For more information about the program and the application process (deadline Dec. 31), visit