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    President Tim Hall at the Wipro SEF induction ceremony

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    "Science and Engineering” tasks with the Wipro Fellows!

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"Meet the Expert": White Plains teacher Alexandra Danz brings in science experts

News 12 Meterologist Geoff Bansen was invited to come to White Plains Highlands Middle School as part of the "Ask the Expert" series, organized by Earth Science teacher Alexandra Danz.  The series was funded as a mini-grant through the Wipro Science Education Fellowship, of which Ms. Danz is a Fellow, and will bring in various experts in the sciences to introduce real-life STEM professions to her students.  Also  scheduled is a NASA solar ambassador.

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TROUT IN THE CLASSROOM: New Rochelle Trinity School teacher Terri Agravat

Terri Agravat is a fourth grade teacher at Trinity Elementary School in New Rochelle, where she also organizes the annual Fourth Grade STEM Fair. She is currently one of only 14 teachers in the Mercy College NSF Grant Preparing STEM Master Teacher Fellows, which aims to strengthen STEM instruction in the teacher’s classrooms.   

In the 2019/20 school year, Terri’s class teamed with another fourth grade class for a program called “Trout in the Classroom.”  In October, they received 100 brook trout eggs to raise in their 55-gallon classroom aquarium. During this eight-month period, students have helped to feed the trout and monitor the water quality of the tank using water filtration devices they engineered, as well as learning about stream ecology, aquatic habitats, watershed protection, trout anatomy, and life cycle.  This first-hand experience caring for this indicator species has helped to foster a sense of environmental stewardship in the students.  

While visiting with an educator from the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, the students were able to make direct connections between the water quality of their classroom tank and the watershed streams and reservoirs where their drinking water comes from.   In April, they will release their trout into a state-approved stream. Throughout this field trip, students will observe a stream habitat up close, investigate the macro-invertebrates that trout eat in the wild, and explore a watershed forest on a nature hike.

FREE ONLINE PD: Google Classroom - Beyond the Basics

First Session (ALL FULL): Thursday, April 2, 2020. 4-5pm

Second Session (Places available): Monday, April 6, 2020. 4-5pm.  Register HERE

 

 

Programs for Teachers and School Districts

NSF Master Teacher Fellows in STEM

New in 2018!

Wipro Science Education Fellowship Program  Becoming teacher leaders in Science Education in their home school district.

MISTI NOYCE Scholar Program Training Mercy undergraduates to be math and science teachers in high-needs districts.

 

MeirPro:   Veterans to Math Teachers    

Mercy College has been awarded a major grant of just over 1.16 million dollars from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Teacher Scholarship Program.  The grant is for a project to advance mathematics education, with a particular emphasis on United States Military Veterans retraining for new careers as secondary mathematics teachers.

 

The funding from the National Science Foundation is earmarked for ten Veterans to complete a Master of Science degree in Mathematics Education – TUITION FREE!!

FREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ON GOOGLE CLASSROOM THIS THURSDAY APRIL 2 4-5PM
March 30, 2020

Please join us for some helpful tips on using Google Classroom for your online teaching!

Register today: https://tinyurl.com/MCCSEgoogleBTB

Zoom link with be sent Thursday morning.

 

Mercy Students: Love Science, Math, Computer Science, Technology or Cybersecurity?

Join STEM Corps! We can use volunteers in various STEM outreach programs such as Saturday STEM Academy, Steam-a-thon, STEM Fairs at local schools.

Build your resume and perform community service.

Image above:  STEM Corps member Ibrahima Diallo judging the STEM fair at a Yonkers school this winter.

 

Contact: Dr. Meghan Marrero at mmarrero3@mercy.edu

Dr. Amanda Gunning speaking on Equity and Access to STEM

On November 5, 2019, Dr. Cynthia T Walley and Ms. Abby Hirsch from the SSBS Counseling Department hosted Counselors Advocating for STEM (CAS) is a professional development workshop for K-12 school counselors in Westchester and Bronx area. The workshop panelist and speakers increased the knowledge, skills, and practice of school counselors to expose, inform, and motivate underrepresented and female students regarding STEM opportunities and participation.

ONLINE STEM RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS DURING PANDEMIC BREAK

To all the inspirational STEM teachers out there - here are some online resources that the Mercy College Center for STEM Education has picked out for you to use with your students. If you need more choices, please click Virtual STEM Library on the left purple navigation menu.

The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers: an Emmy-nominated web-series that features today’s leading scientists—and shows what they’re like when the lab coats come off. http://bit.ly/SecretLifePBS

LM DESIGN SQUAD NATION: A collection of resources that help students explore the world of science and engineering. http://bit.ly/DesignSquadPBSLM

American Museum of Natural History: Resources and exhibitions. https://www.amnh.org/

NSF's resources are bringing the classroom into the home. See: https://nsf.gov/news/classroom/ for access to resources, tools, and ideas that are sure to keep students learning (and busy!) while at home. 

Programs for Families

Saturday STEM Academy  Fun STEM skills classes for K-12 students, taught by distinguished STEM educators.

 

FLORES (Family Learning and Outreach for Research and Education in STEM) - Science Discovery Nights for Parents and Elementary students.    

 

M3C Young Scholars Program Mathematical modeling summer program for academically gifted and minority high-school students.  Apply Now for Summer 2020!

166 Middle School Girls attended our STEAM-a-thon.  There were 10 different STEM workshops going at the same time - here is what it looked like

 

 

K-12 STEM Teacher Conference, May 20, 2019 is now over. Look for our annual conference next Spring! To see photographs and full information on the presentations and research posters, click on flyer below

 

 

 

Research and Conference Presentations

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CSE Research and Conference Presentations Furthering research in science education by Wipro Fellows and the CSE team