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STEM Master Teacher Fellow Johanna Vasquez has a "Trashion Fashion Show"

Johanna Vasquez, a 4th grade teacher from Trinity School in New Rochelle, had her students create fashion from recyclable materials

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Two Wipro Science Education Fellows from New Rochelle Public Schools - Claudia Gianserra and Scott Misner - continue Leadership in STEM!

IBM Scientists Teach IEYMS Students
Engineering

 

The goal was to see how many breaths it took to push a small, wind-powered car with mint Lifesavers for wheels across six feet of classroom floor. Some of the designs in Claudia Gianserra's seventh-grade class at Isaac E. Young Middle School exceeded expectations.  "Nine feet in two breaths!" IBM scientist Brian P. Gaucher said as Team 3's design sailed easily over the masking tape finish line. "Nice job!"

 

The exercise - creating a vehicle from straws, paper, paper clips and the round hard candies - was one of several activities led by Gaucher and six other scientists from IBM on their 19th annual visit to IEYMS. 

 

"The lesson beautifully models the state's Next Generation Standards for science," said Gianserra. "We try to make a connection between what we're learning and real life. The goal is to design, test the design and improve the design."

 

Dr. Scott Misner brings Marine Biology Club down to Long Island Sound!

A group of 15 middle school students participated in a marine biology program at Isaac E. Young Middle School in New Rochelle NY, where students took 10 walking trips to the Long Island Sound to study and conduct research.  Students (1) measured water salinity, (2) turbidity, and (3) sketched wild life. They got to meet and work alongside Dr. Meghan Marrero of Mercy College, who wrote the textbook on Marine Science.

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.

NSF Master Teacher Fellows in STEM

New in 2018!  Click here for application

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    Currently Recruiting for May 2019

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!!

Programs for Teachers and School Districts
Congratulations to our MISTI graduate scholars Nicole Wuersching, Ana Gomes, Tyler Kroll, and Amanda Marinato!! They will now be teachers of STEM in high-needs school districts! So proud of Ana Gomes for being chosen as commencement speaker.

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

Two people in elegant shirts brainstorming over a sheet of paper near two laptops

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

Due to the success of the 5-year Wipro Science Education Fellowship grant, Wipro Ltd. has decided to give continued funding to support Science Education and Leadership initiatives by the Wipro Fellows in their home school districts.

Last December, Wipro Fellow Aimee Ferguson led her fellow 3rd grade teachers at New Rochelle in assembling STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) KITS for their classrooms to help further science leadership in elementary school.