STEM News

Bob Fulbright is the amazing educator who won the 2017 John Kingsley Kerver Educator Award. This award is generously sponsored each year by Karen North in honor of her father, a former engineer at Exxon. As a graduate from Lake Forest College and the University of Houston – Clear Lake, Mr. Fulbright has enthusiastically worked...
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Adriana Lopez is one of our 2017 EDAP winners. Adriana was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico where she spent the first 15 years of her life. In Puerto Rico, she participated in programs such as CS4Girls (Computer Science for Girls), SWE (Society for Women in Engineering) and AOSA (Arecibo Observatory Space Academy). Later, she...
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Allen Green is a 2017 I-SWEEEP Energy Grand Prize recipient. He graduated valedictorian from Lawrence High School in Cedarhurst, NY. Scientific research became a major part of his life since last year. He has been recognized in several capacities: the Korean Science Award; the Alamo Regional Academy of Science and Technology Award at I-SWEEEP; getting...
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Indhu Gunda won an award for her entry in the 2017 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing. Indhu is a dedicated and hardworking high school student who likes to explore challenges. Her favorite part of computer science is developing programs that address complex challenges. She believes that it is important to devise creative solutions to not only solve...
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Vijay Moorthy is in third grade and won an award for his art entry in the 2017 CEA and HMNS Art, Essay, and Media Contest. Prior to this award, Vijay won several awards for academic excellence at his school, St John Paul II Catholic School. He has also obtained community awards like the Merit Award...
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Amanda Opp was one of the winners of NREL’s 2017 Lithium-Ion Battery Car Competition. Amanda just finished middle school at The Manning School in Golden, CO, where she was honored to be in the National Junior Honor Society. She loves to volunteer in the community, and being in NJHS encouraged her to collect volunteer hours in...
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(If you haven’t already, read our first post about Cross-Curricular STEM Challenges.) A CS lesson on human interface design using Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Younger students may require an explanation of interface. Think about the droids in Star Wars as further expansion and explanation for this type of technology. The story of Humpty Dumpty (STEM challenge:...
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STEM requires problem solving, and problem solving requires a broad spectrum of thought. Because their brains haven’t been conditioned to think in a vacuum, many times young students can tackle problems that have stumped engineers. Because of this, we at Energy Day understand all too well the importance of the application of STEM whenever possible. In...
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We attended our first awards ceremony of the 2017 EDAP season, and it was one for the books. Look at how many young ladies were awarded for their achievements in STEM at this year’s SEFH! We are so proud to be a part of so many competitions that allow students to showcase their amazing abilities...
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Caitlin Lau won an award for the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing in 2016. Caitlin is currently (2016) a high school junior with great interests in the Computer Science field. Her curious and adaptable nature has led her to try many new things. When Caitlin was first introduced into computing, her passion for using her skills as...
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