Monday, July 14, 2014

News From Schools

Tesla STEM student selected to participate in Research Science Institute at MIT
The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) announced that Maya Ganesan (Redmond), a rising senior at Tesla STEM High School, is one of 83 top-achieving U.S. scholars and international scholars attending the 31st annual Research Science Institute (RSI). RSI is jointly sponsored by CEE and MIT. The program began on June 22 and runs through August 2.
 
RSI is a six-week intensive program that provides students with the opportunity to conduct original, cutting edge research in state-of-the-art university laboratories, hospitals and corporate research facilities.
 
The RSI Selection Committee chose high school students who are exemplary based on the following criteria: high school records, personal essays, standardized test scores, teacher recommendations, research experience, potential for leadership, and honors and awards in math and science. RSI scholars participate in college-level research under the mentorship of leading scientists, engineers, and researchers in the Boston area.
 
Three Kirkland schools recognized through King County Green Schools Program
Environmental and Adventure School (EAS) and Sandburg Elementary / Discovery Community School have been recognized through the King County Green Schools Program for their energy conservation and waste reduction efforts. EAS has been named a Level One Green School for Waste Reduction and Recycling. It is one of only 13 schools to be recognized this year. Carl Sandburg / Discovery Community School was one of 11 schools recognized as a Level Three Green School, meaning that they sustained their Level One waste reduction and recycling efforts and their Level Two energy conservation strategies, but also educated students and staff on how to conserve water and protect water quality. Read more.

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