Page 2 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE - Friday, August 9, 2019 Elementary school students complete five-week EiE program T By Christopher Roberson hrough a partnership between the Museum of Science and the Everett Public Schools, approximately 60 elementary school students recently took part in Engineering is Elementary (EiE), a summer enrichment program designed to bolster “interest and proficiency” in Science, Engineering, Technology and Approximately 60 Everett elementary school students recently participated in the EiE program.                       14 Norwood St., Everett, MA 02149 Phone: (617) 387-4900 Fax: (617) 381-1755 John Mackey, Esq.  Patricia Ridge, Esq. * Katherine M. Brown, Esq. Mathematics (STEM). “Our partnership with the Museum of Science has allowed our teachers to acquire the knowledge they need to eff ectively teach STEM in the elementary classroom,” said Science Director Ann Ritchie. She also touted the efforts that State Senator Sal DiDomenico has made on the state level to further STEM instruction. “I am proud to bring Engineering is Elementary to the Everett Public Schools,” said DiDomenico. “When the leaders of the Museum of Science presented this curriculum to me, I knew it would be a valuable tool for students in my district. Thank you to the teachers who have done an amazing job with this program in our public schools.” Instructed by 21 Everett teachers, students spent fi ve weeks learning about the “engineering design process.” Nelda O’Neill’s students developed a process of making “high-quality” Play-Doh. “It was a pleasure to teach and the students really enjoyed it,” she said. Students in Christine Agosto’s class created a method of how keep plants healthy while they are being shipped. Looking ahead, there are plans to have 20 more teachers trained in EiE during the upcoming school year. “Research shows that students who engage with EiE show a greater interest in school, in possible careers in engineering and perform better on science assessments,” said interim Superintendent of Schools Janice Gauthier. “This is particularly true for students from demographics typically underrepresented in the STEM fi elds.” Launched in 2003 by the Museum of Science, some of the program’s accolades include the McGraw Prize in Education, the Educational Activities Board’s Pre-University Educator Award, Best Website for Teaching & Learning and the STEM Innovation Award for Engineering. Shown from left to right are EiE teachers Kimberly Cerbone, Nelda O’Neill, Carlene Ballway, Christine Agosto, Allison Piatelli and Maria Drappers. (Photos Courtesy of the Everett Public Schools) Everett resident named to 2019 Dean’s List at Union College SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Unglid Paul, of Everett, was named to the 2019 Dean’s List at Union College. Paul is a member of the Class of 2022 majoring in English. Comprised annually, the Union College Dean’s List honors students who have a grade point average of 3.5 for the entire academic year and meet certain other requirements. Union College, founded in 1795 as the fi rst college chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, off ers programs in the liberal arts and engineering to 2,100 undergraduates of high academic promise and strong personal motivation. Union, with its long history of blending disciplines, is a leader in educating students to be engaged, innovative and ethical contributors to an increasingly diverse, global and technologically complex society.

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