STEM PALS2 – Teachers from Intervale Elementary School in Parsippany, and Robert R. Lazr Middle School in Montville team up to bridge the gap between STEM education occurring at the elementary and middle school level. They are also narrowing the STEM gender gap that exits between boys and girls. Four classrooms create challenges to be solved by each pairing of STEM PALS. The students use Tinkercad software to program the 3-D printer. The middle school students travel to the elementary school to compete in a Pasta Car Derby. This is a Frederick L. Hipp Project.