Can you imagine a Boeing 747 powered completely by solar panels? Manchester West High School sophomore Noah Orr could and wanted to figure out if it’s possible. Orr is participating in the STEM Discovery Lab’s Agnes Lindsay STEM Fellowship Program. As part of the program, Orr is conducting a research project with the support of his mentor, University of New Hampshire Manchester Biotechnology student Tina Minard.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about role models after reading a brief recently released by Google and Gallup on the role of encouragement in computer science (CS) education. According to the findings, girls are less likely than boys to see someone like themselves doing computer science, and interest in CS among girls also starts to wane as early as age 14. READ MORE
This year, 100 percent of principals reported that City Year AmeriCorps members serve as positive role models, and 93 percent also believe City Year’s presence has a great deal of positive impact on the overall school climate. READ MORE