General Motors Foundation and LNESC bring Science Corps program to Arlington ISD

Source: General Motors Foundation, LULAC National Education Services Centers

By Aaron Hurd

Jun 03, 2015

Carter Junior High School in the Arlington Independent School District will be the site of the first Science Corps program in the Dallas metro area supported by General Motors Foundation and LULAC National Education Services Centers (LNESC). The program will encourage students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields by exposing them to real-world STEM applications and problems.

Students will meet twice a week with two certified science or math teachers to increase mastery of STEM subjects. The course will be a combination of hands-on and inquiry-based learning experiences. There will be field excursions and students will get a chance to meet STEM professionals.

"Our goal is to inform more parents and students about the STEM program and the opportunities it has to teach students about the skills necessary to land a job in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math," said Reny E. Lizardo, principal at Carter Junior High. "Mrs. Amy Green and Mrs. Layde Welpman will be showcasing the amazing work the students in the program have already accomplished in an effort to grow the program and bring more of our students this opportunity."

The program kick-off event will take place at the Carter Junior High School Library on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m., where teachers will highlight the academic accomplishments of student participants. The public is also invited to participate in a Reception and Program Orientation on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the Carter J.H. library located at 701 Tharp St., Arlington, TX 76010.

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