Scotlandville High’s Arvie Receives two STEM Grants
- March 18, 2011
Beatrice Arvie, Scotlandville Magnet High School’s Engineering/Magnet coordinator, is the recipient of two Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Grants ($1,000 each) funded by the National Action Committee for Minorities in Engineering (NACME).
The NACME STEM grant program is designed to provide sixth- through 12th-grade teachers in inner-city communities with funding for projects that make students aware of engineering opportunities. The projects are aimed at turning classroom lessons into real-world applications that bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts to life.
The primary goal of Arvie’s first project, Engineering Extravaganza, has been to recruit incoming ninth-grade students for the high school’s Academy of Engineering. As part of the effort, students and their parents participate in hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities. Participants also have the opportunity to meet the school staff and current engineering students.
Arvie’s second project, Girls in Engineering, Math and Science (GEMS), is designed to increase the female population of the Academy of Engineering by 50 percent by providing a fun and informative introductory event.
Founded in 1974, the National Action Council for Minority Engineers (NACME) is a non-profit organization that encourages the pursuit of engineering careers among minorities underrepresented in the field. NACME's goal is to increase the overall numbers of African-American, Latino and Native American engineers and engineering students.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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