What Makes STEAM at NDP Special?
Notre Dame’s STEAM program creates awareness, sparks interest, and builds confidence in girls for STEAM subjects. In freshman year, students pursue a broad range of liberal arts, college preparatory courses while familiarizing themselves with NDP's STEAM offerings. With NDP’s mod schedule and unique phasing system, students study in areas that are interesting to them and that appropriately challenge their abilities. In addition, a dedicated Upper Level STEAM Coordinator and a STEAM Center allow students to delve into design-build projects and gain hands-on experience with tools and technology.
NDP graduates serve as online mentors for engineering students, and visiting engineer lecturers complement coursework, leading Middle and Upper Level students in design/build activities as well as providing a glimpse of the opportunity STEAM professions hold for women.
Extracurricular activities, such as the Robotics Club, CyberPatriots, and Student Technology Advisors (STArs), offer hands-on, engaging activities in which students can apply STEAM learning. For example, each year engineering students create theatrical magic when they design and construct sets for the school's annual musicals, including Cinderella, Sister Act, and Bye Bye Birdie!. Outside of the classroom, NDP offers numerous opportunities for real-life learning, including field trips, shadow days, and internships.