The Engineering and Science University Magnet School announced today that it has become a CT state finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, a nationwide competition to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
NEW HAVEN, CT, November 14, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Engineering and Science University Magnet School (ESUMS) announced today that it has become a Connecticut state finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, a nationwide competition to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by challenging teachers and students to take topics out of traditional classroom settings and into local communities. In addition to being awarded two Galaxy Tabs, two technology teachers received a professional development course from PBS TeacherLine.
“I’m extremely proud of the students, teachers and the technology department for the work they are doing,” said Principal Medria Blue-Ellis. “They are exhibiting what quality STEM education is all about.”
ESUMS has moved onto this round of the competition for their interest in using STEM to address the use of technology to enhance students’ comprehension of legal concepts at a local university’s bar examination preparatory program. ESUMS is one of four other schools in Connecticut to become a state finalist in the Solve for Tomorrow contest. During the next phase of the competition, Melissa Manzione and Leon Tynes, technology teachers at ESUMS, will create a lesson plan to address the issue in an educational setting. Fifty one state winners will be announced in early December.
This is ESUMS’s first time as a state finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. To learn more about the competition and past winners, please visit www.samsung.com/solve.
The Engineering and Science University Magnet High School is a public college preparatory high school. Students are challenged to imagine, investigate and invent while being prepared for demanding science, technology, engineering, and math programs at a collegiate level. For more info about ESUMS, please visit www.esumsnh.net.
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