Ashley Hall fifth graders are working with the Lowcountry Maritime Society (LMS) on a unique STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) project. LMS staff come to campus weekly to work with the girls on creating their own fleet of wooden boats. The girls are guided through the process of learning how to read scaled plans and transform those plans into a wooden boat they build themselves. Throughout the semester students are also taught about local maritime history and seamanship skills. Research shows that girls decide as early as fifth grade if they will consider careers in the areas of math and science. Ashley Hall understands the importance of STEAM related programming as it relates to an all-girls’ education.