Hammond High program showcases focus on science, technology, engineering and math.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
By SOPHIE PETIT Capital News Service Computer science students at Hammond High School aren’t just reading textbooks and taking notes these days, but are designing actual software, like interactive fossil fuel maps, for their fellow students to use in other classes. Instead of working on some “make-believe project,” students address a current problem, in this case sustainable energy, said Hammond High computer science teacher Alan Kostrick. Students even have a deadline to finish the software because other students are waiting to use it, he said. And students like it. “It’s exciting,” said 17-year-old Audrey Clark. The class is part of a STEM program (science, technology, engineering and math) called Learning Studios and created by the …
Howard County Board of Education candidate David Gertler wants to help students with science, math and technology homework.
David Gertler announced he will be hosting science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) discussions with parents and homework help for students in science and math during scheduled sessions at county library locations over the next two months. Gertler, who owns a technology consulting business said: "I think this is a great way to help our students with their math and science homework and hopefully inspire them to pursue careers in those fields." Gertler said he chose the tutoring approach over conventional campaigning such as door knocking and standing on the road waving in order to give back to kids. "Even if I lose," said Gertler, of Ellicott City, "I can look back and say, 'look what my friends and I did, we helped kids with math…