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Ridgewood NJ, a $635,000 alumni gift, the largest in the Ridgewood School district’s history was announced by the Board of the Education at Monday’s meeting.
The main difference between STEM and STEAM is STEM explicitly focuses on scientific concepts. STEAM investigates the same concepts, but does this through inquiry and problem-based learning methods used in the creative process.
The donation by 1958 RHS graduate and technology entrepreneur Dave Duffield via the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation was designated for high school STEAM programs.
Duffield is cofounder and former chairman of PeopleSoft, and cofounder and chairman of Workday, Inc.
The donation known as the Duffield STEM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Initiative, was presented Monday night by The Ridgewood High School Alumni Association (RHSAA) to the Ridgewood Board of Education.
The Ridgewood High School Alumni Association President Bill McCabe and Past President Tara Augustine made the announcement .