Thursday, April 28, 2016

Houston, We Have a Problem

I am at the #100kin10 conference at Johnson Space Center; a convergence of industry, government, non profit, and higher education professionals. Ten percent of the attendees are hand selected classroom teachers and this is the first time teachers are attending.
The "moonshot goal" is to produce 100k highly trained STEM teachers in 10 years.
We spent the day digging around the root causes that are standing in the way of effective STEM integration. I came here hoping for solutions and wound up standing in the gaping maw of this beastly dilemma. It is always darkest before the dawn, right?

At least I got to meet astronaut Nancy Currie and stand in the space shuttle. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Woke up in El Paso

On my way to the 100kin10 symposium to work on the grand challenges facing education. How best to integrate STEM across all curricula and provide meaningful STEM training for all teachers is indeed a grand challenge. The conference is in Houston, at NASA, but I am not there. I fell asleep on the flight, which unbeknownst to me had a stopover in El Paso. 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Leadership and Cheezy Poofs

On March 30th CREST Biotech HOSA embarked on a 3 day road trip to Tucson to attend the 11th annual Spring Leadership Conference. It was a whirlwind adventure of campaigning, competing, and junk food consumption.

 As always, our students practiced PV PRIDE and made me incredibly proud. Not only does our chapter boast the first Arizona, Female, International President elect, we now also have three state board members on a panel of seven; President, Region II VP, and Parliamentarian.

In addition our students brought home a pile of prizes! Thank you to all of our members for supporting HOSA and each other to make this a successful conference.
Biomedical DebateBronzeElizabeth
State Officer PresidentKyle 
VP Region IIElizabeth
Platinum MembershipKyle & Elizabeth 
Extemporaneous Health PosterBronzeJosie
Extemporaneous WritingGoldRyan
Public HealthGoldKyle & Morgan
PSASilverRishika Genevieve Jessica
Prepared Speech4thBritanny 
Health Care IssuesILC qualifierRene 
HOSA HappeningsGoldChapter scrapbook
Gold MembershipRene Brittany
Frederick Gregory  Josie
Silver MembershipConnor Morgan  Ryan 
Bronze MembershipAmeer  Dara   Devyash David  Esha Genevieve  Joseph Puglisi Mac   Mariah  Nicholas  Prati   Ramya  Susan  
Gold Chapter Award
Barbara James Service AwardGold 300 hoursBrittany  
Medical Spelling  Gold                       Mason