Building Ships

Partnerships, Friendships, Mentorships, Internships, Relationships, Sponsorships

About Building Ships

Vision: Students who are connected to an entire community feel supported and will thrive in joyful learning opportunities.

Mission: We are inviting industry, community, and businesses to join us in making sure every student has the kind of ships that promote kindness, readiness for future careers, and passion for infinite opportunities to help humanity.  

Legacy: Students who thrive in joyful learning do this with the help of their teachers, other students, industry partners, and a community that fosters their love for life and learning.  They are the kind of students that want other students to experience the miracle of learning and the joy of discovery and innovation. One way to honor them is to make sure every child has the same opportunity.

“There are all kinds of challenges these days that people are trying to solve, and we’re done with the easy problems. We’re entering grand challenges that aren’t going to be solved by a person or company, they’re going to be solved by a community.”   

                           – Scott Sieke, a graduate student at CU Boulder who works with Science Discovery

Our industry, business, and educational partners at STEM School Highlands Ranch are essential to student success. They help us understand real-world problems and solutions. As subject matter experts and community partners they empower student learning, support teachers, and help us prepare students for the future.
In an effort to update our contacts and clarify the level of involvement that best fits your availability for the 2021-2022 school year, we are asking industries and businesses to complete a short survey. 

Building Ships Presentation to Colorado League of Charter Schools

Who to contact

Dr Gregg Cannady
Gregg Cannady
Collaboration and Concept Development

Current Building Ships Advisory Board

Get Involved

There are infinite ways to get involved.
  • Career Discovery (mentorships, internships, industry events)
  • Job shadowing
  • Classroom presentations (K-12)
  • SME (subject matter expert) for teachers and students (K-12)
  • Field Trips to Your Site (Virtual and *In Person) *following COVID-19 guidelines
  • Leveraging your network to support innovative projects and ideas.

Building Ships in the News

Check out the February 2021 Edition of STEM Magazine on a great article about Building Ships!
Check out the March 2021 Edition of STEM Magazine on a great article about Building Ships!
Check out the June 2021 Edition of STEM Magazine on a great article about Martian Greenhouse Collaboration (page 6)