Akron Public Schools has named its new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) High School in honor of a continued partnership with Invent Now and the National Inventors Hall of Fame®, an early supporter of STEM learning in Akron.
At the school's dedication Thursday, Sept. 27, Superintendent David W. James announced the new name: the National Inventors Hall of Fame Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) High School. Make it NIHF-STEM High School, for short.
Invent Now, along with Inductees to the National Inventors Hall of Fame, played key roles in making Akron's NIHF-STEM Middle School program a success, James said. As with the middle school, Hall of Fame Inductees will work with students on problem-based projects at the high school.
"These partners help us spread the inventive spirit by making learning exciting and relevant," James said. "They may even inspire our students to become inventors and scientists themselves."
Akron's NIHF-STEM Middle School opened in 2009 in temporary quarters. In 2010, the school moved into the former National Inventors Hall of Fame on South Broadway in downtown Akron. The school was then renamed the National Inventors Hall of Fame School ... Center for STEM Learning, commonly known as NIHF-STEM.
The high school opened last month in the former Central-Hower High School building at 123 S. Forge St. and includes approximately 100 ninth-graders. Most of the students graduated from the middle school.
Visit the Akron Public Schools website photo gallery to see pictures of the dedication. To learn more about Invent Now, go to www.invent.org.To learn more about the NIHF-STEM High School, visit http://tinyurl.com/9nh8bje or http://akronstemhighschool.weebly.com. To review media coverage of NIHF-STEM High School's dedication, click on the links below: