Science Department Overview
The Diman science curriculum is aligned to the Massachusetts Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) frameworks. Students are enrolled in either biology or physics in their freshmen year, depending on their aptitude in science and math and their physical or life science related vocational interests. Students learn problem solving skills and gain hands on experience through lecture, demonstrations, and laboratory experiments that help prepare them for their vocational shops, post-secondary education, and their future careers. Diman students take the high school biology or physics Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) test in the end of their sophomore year to meet high school science graduation requirements. Diman science teachers are highly qualified under NCLB and ESSA.
In the News
Diman is pleased to announce that three sophomores took first place in the UMass Dartmouth "Engineers Without Borders" competition in February of 2020. The students, Cynthiyana Mendez, Alesandra Paulino, and Isacc Paiva, are members of Mr. Adam Pimentel's Physics First class. (2/24/20)
In Diman Regional Vocational Technical School’s bustling teaching kitchen, a group of culinary students paused to sample a crystal clear liquid from plastic pipettes. The fluid looked like water, but when dispensed on the tongue revealed its origin: Pumpkin puree, the type in pantries across the country this holiday season. (12/10/18)
Three Diman juniors - Dylan Barcelos, Kylie Cooper, and Mason Frizado - were accompanied by science teachers Steve Vaitses and Maureen Cooney on a trip to Washington DC to advocate for science education through a partnership with Citizens for Space Exploration. (5/26/17)