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Delaware Computer Science Standards Review with DCSTA at Appo

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Nov 1. Tonight ( 615-8 pm) You can  go to Appo District Office ( 118 S Sixth Street, Odessa, DE)  to hear about the State DD)E Plans for "Delaware Computer Science Standards Review ( with DCSTA). This is tied to  plans to have a Computer Science course in every HS by 2020 and other changes around how to get certification as a CS teacher.

October 2017 STEM Events in Delaware

Innovation Hub ( Library)on Rt 9 Opening 2017 October
The calendar is full of chances for any of you to attend events, recognitions etc. Please consider
a. 10/5. DMC is having a name speaker from UD speak of Math reform in Delaware and a large grant they seek. Math is a key part of STEM.
 
b. 10/12.The lead teachers of NGSS are in a 4 day training retreat in Lewes and have asked  our Board members to drop in , anytime 10/12-16 to see what actually is happening.
 

Cape math team tops in Sussex county

Cape Henlopen High School
Congratulations to the Cape Henlopen High School Math League team, which topped all other Sussex County teams to take first place in regional competition.

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.

Symposium to showcase Delaware’s strength in STEM

Delaware STEM Educator Awards

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.

STEM Award Winner Gives Back to Her Students

Delaware STEM Educator Awards

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.

UD researchers examine best irrigation practices at Warrington Farm

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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.

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