Madison STEAM Academy
ND Energy began its partnership with Madison STEAM Academy during the 2015-2016 school year by first visiting the students and then inviting them for a day on campus. Although Notre Dame and Madison are less than two miles apart, most Madison students only come to campus through university-sponsored outreach programs and rarely do Notre Dame students get the opportunity to visit area schools. This ongoing relationship results in both sides learning a lot and developing what we hope will become a long-term partnership.
ND Energy is part of a Notre Dame contingent that is working to coordinate services and expertise to enhance this South Bend public school. Madison is focused on continual improvement after becoming a magnet school and earning STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) certification from the state of Indiana. By forming strong partnerships with community institutions such as Notre Dame and ND Energy, Madison will be using hands-on STEM activities to pique the students’ interests and natural curiosities.
For more information or to get involved, contact Anne Berges Pillai, Education and Outreach Associate Program Director, at 574-631-9106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.