Slaton FFA uses STEM program to help boost students’ futures

By Melissa McCaghren

Slatonite GM

The Slaton High School FFA classrooms were busy with students working on a variety of metal projects.

Cutting, welding, learning lessons were all part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM courses being taught this year.

Friday (Nov. 8) is STEM/STEAM day, and FFA is doing its part to help students in their studies and careers.

“STEM is a vital part of our school districts namely because it turns what they are learning in mathematical and science courses into real life things,” said FFA teacher Blake Vineyard.

“For example, in our metal fabrication laboratory, students are mixing gases and igniting them to cut metal. Additionally, they are using the mathematical skills learned in geometry to make sure they have enough materials to build their individual projects. Later in life students look back on what they learned through STEM courses as vital components to their problem solving capability.”

For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

Leave a Comment