Team members were Emma Ballentine, Yuxin He, Claire Lokken, Anna Lutz, Megha Patel, Trevor Simmons, Lauren Steingrebe and Samantha Tracy. Of that group, sophomore Yuxin and juniors Megha, Trevor, Lauren and Samantha are now headed to state competition in April.
Education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has grown significantly over the past few years, and on Nov. 15 the Delaware STEM Council will host a symposium to discuss how to continue the growth of STEM in the state, as well as award educators who are innovating in the field.
STEM Council Executive Director Daniel Suchenski said the symposium was created so that Delaware could boast about one of its key strengths.
Librarian Michelle Harris was the only elementary school educator to receive recognition at the 2015 STEM Educator Awards. She was presented with $500 to help start a STEM program for the library at Lulu Ross Elementary School, located in Milford, DE. The Delaware STEM Educator Award is given to a teacher that is passionate about STEM education, demonstrating exemplary innovation through their lessons and student interactions.
When James Adkins started working at the Warrington Farm just south of Milton, Delaware, in 1999, the farm was plagued with poor drainage, noxious weeds and poor soil fertility.
Now, 17 years later, steady improvements to the soil and the drainage system allow University of Delaware researchers the ability to study irrigation and fertigation treatments for plots of soybean, wheat and corn and to make recommendations to regional growers on how to best irrigate and fertilize their crops.