Annual Report 2018

Recipient teachers will use their awards to incorporate meaningful, hands-on, student-led experiences into their classrooms. Projects have students:

creating a turbine to charge cell phones __________________________________ developing multimedia displays in a community observatory __________________________________ programming sensors to optimize plant care in Martian soil __________________________________ participating in a new robotics program __________________________________ prototyping technologies that can withstand natural disasters __________________________________ installing interpretive trail signs to showcase geological, ecological, and Indigenous Peoples’ learnings

Like other activities in APEGA’s K-12 Outreach Program, the awards strive to excite young people about engineering and geoscience topics and associated careers, while also boosting their awareness. A few more points:

-- each chosen initiative relates to realistic applications that could positively impact the students’ communities -- APEGA members will be mentoring students and acting as subject-matter experts

-- the awards will help promote diversity within STEM fields, because of their impact on students who would not necessarily choose a STEM path


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