At its second annual "Celebration of STEM," (science, technology, engineering, and math), event on Oct. 15, the WNY STEM Hub honored 14 school districts and one charter school as an Emerging STEM School System. Nine additional schools were cited for being "Schools on the Move" for advancing STEM programs. The Grand Island Central School District was designated an Emerging STEM School System.
Grand Island Superintendent of Schools Dr. Teresa Lawrence accepted the honor from Mark Cassell from Siemens, which sponsors this program for the WNY STEM Hub.
This year's honorees join the inaugural cohort of 29 systems that were recognized in 2014. Emerging STEM School Systems have begun to make substantiated efforts in advancing STEM/STEAM learning. The program for new and emerging school systems is co-sponsored with Siemens. The WNY STEM Hub is a volunteer-driven incorporated nonprofit organization with more than 400 individual members representing nearly 200 organizations in Western New York. It is affiliated with the national STEMx network and the Empire State STEM Learning Network. Its aim is to create awareness and partnerships that serve learners of all ages in accessing STEM/STEAM learning and careers.
Mark Cassell from Siemens presents Emerging STEM School System award to Grand Island Superintendent of Schools Dr. Teresa Lawrence.