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Carroll Wins Ohio STEM Education Award

October 09, 2023
By Archbishop Carroll High School

Archbishop Carroll High School's award-winning tradition of STEM Education excellence continues with another prestigious recognition from the Ohio Academy of Science.

Carroll is one of 48 Ohio schools to receive The Governor's Thomas Edison Awards for Excellence in STEM Education and Student Research for their accomplishments during the 2022-2023 school year.  This is the 23rd consecutive year that Carroll has earned the award from The Ohio Academy of Science.  Ten members of our STEM faculty (Cody Smith, Liz Emser, Laura Wright, Mary Ollier, Diane (McNelly) Keller '83, Mike Lakin, Todd Tayloe, Laurie Fuhr, and Meghan Mulligan) are among the 615 educators across the state who received individual recognition.  Each teacher will receive a complementary membership to the OAS. The Technology Division of the Ohio Development Services Agency funded the program.

In order to earn the award, schools must conduct a local science fair with 12 or more students and have two or more of these students participate in the District Science Day or have 6 or more students participate in the District Science Day when no local has been conducted, and students must participate in at least one more youth science opportunity beyond the classroom. The Ohio Academy of Science defines STEM education as both the mastery and integration of science technology, engineering, and mathematics for all PK-12 students. It incorporates scientific inquiry and technological design through student-focused, project-based curricula to develop skills of communication, teamwork/collaboration, creativity/innovation, critical thinking, and problem solving.

The Governor’s Thomas Edison Awards recognizes Ohio schools and teachers who stimulate scientific student research and technological design and extend experiential opportunities beyond traditional classroom activities. “These schools and teachers are preparing students for the future through application-based learning.”, said Michael E. Woytek, the Academy’s Executive Director.  Woytek went on to say, “their students are learning and gaining confidence by solving complex problems through inquiry and technological design.”

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