STEM Career of the Month

  • Food Scientist
    A food scientist is a person that works with agricultural products after they are grown and harvested but before they are consumed.  They apply their knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics, and other scientists to improve the quality and decrease the cost of food products!  Most food scientists work in private industry, helping to make sure that food products remain properly preserved, designing packaging for products, or developing new ways of producing products at lower costs.

    Most food science jobs require at least a bachelor's degree, with master's and doctoral degrees required for higher positions.  The median salary of a food scientist is around $54,000 for the country, though higher positions in the top 10% of earners can make $97,000 or more yearly.
    Posted Sep 4, 2013, 9:41 AM by eidech@danbury.k12.ct.us
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The STEM Academy offers Danbury 6th, 7th, and 8th graders an innovative and challenging middle school program. Our STEM Academy themes are centered around the concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Our curriculum investigates these essential questions through the Math, Science, English and Social Studies classrooms.  


Our classroom environment offers study rich in technology including laptop computers and Promethean interactive white boards.  Engaging instructional strategies incorporate hands on exploration, inquiry learning and field studies. We  enhance the interest in the science field through active partnerships with area corporations and higher education centers.






















Located at Rogers Park Middle School
21 Memorial Drive
Danbury, CT 06810
Principal: Patricia Joaquim

Upcoming Dates

  • September
    2: No School (Labor Day)
    4: Picture Day (7th Grade STEM, 8th Grade STEM) 
    5: No School (Rosh Hashanah)
    6: Picture Day (6th Grade STEM)
    10: RPMS Fundraiser Starts! (This event runs through September 27th. More information to come)
    12: 6TH GRADE OPEN HOUSE @ 6PM
    12: PTO Meeting (7PM in the auditorium- Visit the PTO's website here)
    17: Early Dismissal (Professional Development)
    19: 7TH and 8TH GRADE OPEN HOUSE @ 6PM
    Posted Sep 4, 2013, 10:22 AM by eidech@danbury.k12.ct.us
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