Newaygo County Students Impress at NC RESA’s 5th Annual STEM Expo
Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency (NC RESA), in cooperation with The Gerber Foundation who provided financial support, honored students at the 5th
Annual STEM Expo on Tuesday, May 9, 2017
The purpose of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Expo is to engage middle and high school students in a variety of technologies to solve real-world problems with the help of an adult mentor (parent, teacher, or another adult).Students were prepared by planning a study or designing a solution using one or more technologies that identify and solve a problem.
Three overall projects each received $500.00 scholarships awarded by The Gerber Foundation. Students were judged by The Gerber Foundation trustees, educators and scientists within the community. Overall scores were based on the following criteria:
•Knowledge/Process: demonstrate achievement of core knowledge related to the project.
•Demonstration/Evidence of STEM- related Technical Skill: show clear evidence of STEM -related technical skills through demonstrations, products, presentations and other related skills.
•Presentation Skills: demonstrate appropriate mastery of skills in communication, answering questions, and explaining processes related to project.
•Overall Effect: complexity of the project should be appropriate to the nature of the project and well organized.
Pictured below presenting the awards are Randy Puff and David Joslin Trustees for The Gerber Foundation