The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District has developed this site as a resource for our community. 
We will be posting STEM opportunities for students that occur both here in our district and in our community.
If you are aware of STEM events in our area that you would like posted here, please email

We look forward to sharing many great opportunities for students!

YouTube Video

This video (2:00) highlights some of the STEM opportunities available at UHS,
featuring students and teachers involved in STEM related programs

STEM Night at Unionville High School

STEM Night was a great success! Thank you to our presenters and to all the families that came out to enjoy this engaging event. Here is the video from the panel discussion.

Teacher - STEAM News

CFPMS Teachers, Betsy Ballard and Kim Hisler, presented at the AMLE Conference in November 2017: 


Why STEAM? STEM has become an antiquated term that does not allow for or value the arts and only addresses half the brain, the left half. A strong focus on STEM has allowed people to realize that while it is valuable, the integration of the arts is critical. It is not only educationally sound, but integral to the whole student to include both the right and left sides of the brain when educating them. 

By adding in the "A" you are opening the idea of STEM up even more to girls who often find themselves left out due to their creative sides. Harvard University Education Professor, Howard Gardner, has said that "I have no hesitation in saying we need to add the letter "A"...and Education devoid of an empty, half-brain kind of education." 

Ballard and Hisler were excited to be representing the district and showcasing the gardens while shedding a much needed light on the importance of STEAM.

FIRST Robotics Information

Contact Cliff Warner at for more information.

Third Annual Elementary STEM Challenge

 Information will be coming in 2018.

UCFSD Robotics Teams Compete in the PA State Championship! Flaming Phoenix Advances to Eastern Super Regional Competition

FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics team 10098, the 2 Eyed Illuminati, advanced to the Pennsylvania State Championships based on their performance in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Qualifier.  At the competition the team finished with the 3rd highest average autonomous points by successfully scoring 85 points in 5 out of 5 matches.

FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics team 7423, the Flaming Phoenix, advanced to the Pennsylvania State Championships based on their performance in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Qualifier where they earned the 3rd place Inspire Award (the highest award in FTC) and won the Innovate Award. At the PA Championships, the Flaming Phoenix continued to be recognized for their unique robot design, winning the Innovate award. Based on this award, the team advanced to the FIRST Tech Challenge Eastern Super Regional Competition to be held in Scranton PA.

STEM Non-District Sponsored News & Events

Chester County Intermediate Unit STEM Saturdays for students in grades 3-8 - January 13 through April 28, 2018

USA Science & Engineering Festival for children, teens, families - April 7-8, 2018 Washington DC

Chester County Intermediate Unit STEM Summer Camp  - Information is not available for 2018

TCHS Summer Programs - Technical College High School  

STEM Resources and Kid Friendly Sites

1. CyberChase (PBS Kids)

Join the cybersquad. Good guys only, please. PBS Kids show CyberChase offers a range of online resources, including activities and games geared toward learning math, code, and similar concepts.

2. NASA Kids Club
Want to build a rocket? Have at it -- and plenty of other space-related projects and activities -- with the NASA Kids Club.

Backed by some of the biggest names in tech,'s stated mission is to grow computer science learning by fostering its inclusion in school curriculum. In addition to its Hour of Code series, the site also features an Intro to Computer Science course for K-8, programming tutorials in languages such as Python and JavaScript, mobile app development activities, and other resources.

4. TechRocket
TechRocket's courses for coding, game design, and graphic design are built on the premise that "you're never too young to learn STEM skills." This site includes a heavy focus on building mobile apps and games, from iOS development to Minecraft mods.

5. Engineering, Go For It (eGFI)
Created by the American Society for Engineering Education, eGFI's aim is to foster educational and pre-professional interest in engineering and other STEM subjects from kindergarten through high school.

6. Zoom (PBS Kids)
Check out activitiesgames, and downloadable offline projects from PBS Kids' series Zoom, a show made "by kids, for kids" that encourages curiosity and ingenuity across a range of subjects.

7. NASA eClips

Short, relevant educational video segments. These videos inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections.