The Equity Deconstructed STEAM research class that was launched for the 2021-2022 school year by seven Monta Vista High School educators, primarily taught by Fremont Union High School District’s science curriculum lead, Kavita Gupta, is focused on interdisciplinary, equity-centered research and project design.

Supported by the Fremont Union High Schools Foundation, this dual enrollment course is a unique learning experience for our students to conduct an independent research project and initiate positive change in their community while earning high school and college credit.

Students chose their own research topic and created their project using the Stanford d School’s Design Thinking Process, which includes conducting empathy interviews with community members and peers. Students considered multiple perspectives while researching nuanced topics with the assistance of an adult mentor.

The students will present their research findings on May 13, 2022 at the MV STEAM Exploration Showcase and Symposium, a student-led event.

As a team, we envisioned a course where students could learn more about issues related to equity, social and emotional learning, antiracism and anti-bias, with an eye towards finding a problem in our own community and creating potential solutions to address it.

- Doreen Bonde,

Take a moment to hear from all the students involved in this project as they summarize their projects and the larger impact on their communities on the Flipgrid topic below!



As an integral connecting partner, KCI offers Learning in New Media Classrooms (LINC) courses to K-14 students and professionals via Foothill College and provides ample space for innovation and collaboration via the KCI Family of Learners.


Students participate in the Equity Deconstructed STEAM research class at Monta Vista High School located in Fremont Union High School District.


Dual-enrollment opportunities offered through Foothill College invite high school students enrolled in grades 9-12 to enroll in Foothill College classes for free.

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