MSOE wins two Stemmy awards
The 2015 Excellence in STEM Awards – the Stemmys were presented at the 11th annual sySTEMnow Conference on Oct. 27. MSOE receives two Stemmys: one for the Carter Academy and a second for the GE Girls at MSOE program.
In the education category, MSOE received a Stemmy in recognition of the Carter Academy. The award is given to the educational institution whose curriculum, individual activities, and/or overall program demonstrates a unique approach and/or unparalleled commitment to promoting STEM awareness and improving the STEM competency of K-12 students. The Carter Academy at MSOE was established in 2013 to deliver an intense academic pre-college program for potentially qualified students who wish to enroll at MSOE, but need further development of their math, science and writing skills. The program bridges the gap from high school to MSOE for students who show high academic potential and an interest in pursuing a STEM-related career. It was made possible thanks to an endowed gift from Dr. Gene and Mrs. Patricia Carter.
In the partnership category, MSOE and GE Healthcare were recognized for the GE Girls at MSOE program. The award is given to the business, governmental agency, association, foundation or other organization whose educational outreach efforts, in partnership with individual students and/or local schools demonstrates a unique approach and/or unparalleled commitment to promoting STEM awareness and improving the STEM competency of K-12 students. MSOE and GE Healthcare have partnered to offer this program every year since 2012. Its purpose is to inspire middle school girls to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) through engaging and challenging hands-on experiences using STEM skills in collaboration with women role models currently working in related industries.