Three CEMS students are 2014 Donaldson Science Award Winners
Senior Rodney Williams, Freshman Isabel Buganski, and Junior Xaitheng Yang were named 2014 Donaldson Science Award winners. They were nominated by various CEMS Staff for their STEM accomplishments. They will receive their awards over the next few weeks at Science Fusion events taking place at the Science Museum.
The purpose of the Science Fusion series is to stimulate youth interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers. The Science Fusion events expose youth to real professionals with whom they can identify.
They each will receive $500 and
a free one-year household membership to the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Blaine High School Receives ExxonMobil Educational Grant
Thanks to the efforts of Tony Rammer of Wash-N-Fill Blaine Exxon located at 12880 Central Ave NE, Blaine High School has been awarded a $500 ExxonMobil Educational Alliance grant to support the CEMS Program. Funded by the ExxonMobil Corporation, the Educational Alliance program is designed to provide Exxon retailers like Tony with an opportunity to invest in the future of their community through educational grants to neighborhood schools.
Senior CEMS Students Advance to Semifinals of Global Innovation Challenge
This year, 133 innovative teams are advancing to the next stage of the competition with the ultimate goal of pitching their products to a live and virtual audience at the 2014 Innovation Summit. Five of those teams are part of the Senior CEMS research class.
Selected from a pool of 385 entries from 450 schools around the world, the following teams are among the semi-finalist teams advancing to the next round.
The Retractables: Oliver Houghtling, Taylor Ward, Madison Rancour, Caleb Butler, and Kjarra Wymore
Lean on Me: Mattilan Martin, Judson Stangler, Allen Bergstedt, Austin Van Tassel, and Jack Ziegler
The Postmasters: Matthew Dereck, Megan Connolly, Jordan Gunerius, and Charles Cummings
Two Temp: Jackie Zoumanigui , Jeremiah Strand, Madelynne Zellman, Craig Boster, and Emma Cherney
The Turbines: Nathaniel Molitor, Sam Legierski, and Cody Deluce
Over the next seven weeks, they will develop extensive business and technical plans as well as marketing videos and graphic representations of their products and services. During this phase of the challenge, teams can seek guidance from a network of virtual mentors who are world-renowned scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs.
For more information about the Spirit of Innovation Challenge, visit www.conradawards.org
Congratulations to senior Rodney Williams, who was just elected as a State Officer for Minnesota Business Professionals of America.
Congratulations to sophomore, Teresa Goetz. She took third place in the national Magnet Schools of America poster Contest.
Congratulations to junior, Leah Dauterman. She was selected by the U.S. Department of State to study Chinese in China this summer!
Congratulations to freshmen Alicia Adams, Anna Bialke, Luke Bradley, Sam Brekke, Isabelle Vinson for taking Best in State for the Verizon Innovative App Challenge.
Congratulations to senior Paige Thermos- KARE11 Academic All Star!
Congratulations to Mr. John Bayer, 2013 Fox 9 Super Scientist!
The 2013 ISFT winners were announced over the summer.
Meritorious Achievement Award- highest award given
V.E.R.A.: Santiago Garcia, Brianna Vanderheyden, Aaron Erickson, and Elisabeth King
Website: V. E. R. A.
Honorable Mentions- second level
DNA Revolution: Anna Bialke, Emily Link, Bridgette Nelson, and Riley Patrick
Website: DNA Revolution
Food Safety Detective Crew: Cassandra Durant, Ricsey Erazo, Michaela Martin, and Matthew Pappas
Website: Food Safety Detective Crew
The A Team: Mikayla Hed, Samantha Koskey, Calli Lundberg, and Alicia Stone
Website: The A Team
Finalists- 12 other teams made it to the finalist round
Congratulations to the students.
CEMS was awarded a grant from the Donaldson Foundation for $15,000. These funds will be used to implement an aerospace engineering class which will provide an alternate elective opportunity for CEMS students in their junior or senior year.