DDESS Schools in the News
Fort Knox -- Army STEM van visits Macdonald Intermediate School
by Jerry Merideth, The Gold Standard
The Gold Standard
Fort Knox, KY | January 24, 2013
More than 200 Macdonald Intermediate School students tested their skills in science, technology, engineering and math on the high tech display monitors of the Army STEM Van, Jan. 11.
The rolling exhibit's visit injected a futuristic twist to coursework at Macdonald Intermediate, a STEM Pilot School for the Department of Defense Elementary and Secondary Schools.The Army STEM Van features a fictional scenario where participants watch news coverage of a terrorist attack, join an Army team to discuss options to avert a disaster, then select and launch cutting edge solutions to solve the crisis. The scenario is set in the year 2032.The Army STEM Van visited the Fort Knox school under a partnership with U.S. Army Accessions Support Brigade. The van is part of the brigade's Mission Support Battalion. The U.S. Army Accessions Support Brigade sponsors Macdonald Intermediate School under an Army-wide program where Soldiers support school events and serve as mentors for students.
"Whenever we need support we reach out to our partner," said Macdonald School Principal Dr. Youlanda Washington. "Our partnership with the Accessions Support Brigade has been viable and vital."