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Congratulations DPS Science and Engineering Fair of Metropolitan Detroit Finalists!

The 59th Science and Engineering Fair of Metropolitan Detroit (SEFMD) was held on March 9, 2016 at Cobo Center. 1,149 students from 110 schools in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties competed at SEFMD, one of the longest running and largest science fairs in the world. The Senior Grand Award winners will compete at the state Science Fair on Saturday, April 9 at Kettering University in Flint, and at the International Science Fair May 8-13 in Phoenix, Arizona. 2016 Senior Division ISEF Finalists Darrell Tubbs Project: Investigation of Nanoparticle Size to Optimize SERS Substrates for Aerosol Par Category: Earth and Environmental Sciences School: Cass Technical High School, Senior Teacher: Sonya Ross 2016 Junior Division Kailah Collins Project: How Much Do You Use? Category:

DPS kicks off Application Period Wednesday, February 24 for 22 Application Schools

The district kicks off its Application Schools Period Wednesday, February 24 for the 22 Application Schools, which range from a number of top-ranked schools by Excellent Schools Detroit to robust STEM programs such as Detroit International Academy, home of the Pink Panthers and all-girls robotics team, to language immersion programs, including those offered at Academy of the Americas and Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School. The month-long Application Schools period runs from February 24 to March 23. Applications are open to families of current DPS students as well as those newly enrolling or attending school elsewhere. The Application Schools are as follows: Academy of the Americas (K-8) / Academy of the Americas (9-11) Ann Arbor Trail Magnet Elementary-Middle School Bates Academy Benjamin

Cranbrook supports art education in Detroit Public Schools; enhances science curriculum

Children in Detroit are getting the chance to fall in love with art and science thanks to a partnership with Cranbrook Institute of Science, Cranbrook Art Museum and Detroit Public Schools. In early March, Cranbrook educators visited Ann Arbor Trail Magnet Middle School for a classroom presentation including electricity and design. Cranbrook enriches the lives of middle school students by visiting different Detroit Public School throughout the school year. The children experience everything from electricity experiments to anthropological artifacts. The curriculum is carefully chosen by teachers, administrators and Cranbrook leadership to complement existing DPS coursework. Dozens of DPS students have a chance to learn from Cranbrook multiple times per year. Not only does Cranbrook visit Detroit Public Schools, but students

Torii & Katrina Hunter Launch Innovative Program to Benefit Detroit Public Schools Students

Tigers star provides proven character-building program to students Heart of a Champion, a program designed to elevate the lives of 7,500 students in 39 Detroit Public Schools launched Sept. 23 at Fisher Magnet Upper Academy with a high-energy kick-off event including Katrina Hunter, wife of the Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter, school district officials and city dignitaries. Through their charitable effort, The Torii Hunter Project, the Detroit Tigers All-Star outfielder and his wife are funding the program for the school district. Heart of a Champion is a character-building program that is proven to reduce dropout rates and increase student performance and graduation rates among students in 26 states. “We are excited to bring a program to Detroit that has been proven

DPS You Be the Chemist Challenge winners

Many DPS students across the district participated in the You Be the Chemist competition Tuesday, March 25 at the Michigan Science Center. The You Be the Chemist challenge is a fun and interactive academic competition that engages students in learning about important chemistry concepts, scientific discoveries and laboratory safety. Competitions are exciting events that take place across the country that educate students about the value of science education and the role of chemistry in their everyday lives. DPS winners include: First place – James Yates, Clippert Academy Prize: Kindle Fire Teacher – Kathryn Meloche Prize: $100 to purchase science supplies Second place – Kasia Rivers, Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School (FLICS) Prize: Digital camera Teacher – LeAnn Peebles Third place

School of the Week: Ann Arbor Trail Magnet Middle School

In Cynthia Banks-Andrzejak’s fifth-grade science classroom at Ann Arbor Trail Magnet Middle School, students dressed in gray plaid with yellow shirts and maroon ties recently huddled together over their science projects. Their expertly-crafted mini solar systems were made from a variety of creative materials, including fruit (with the sun as a grapefruit) or balls (with a baseball serving as the solar system’s largest star) and even candy and cereal (with a delicately-painted blue and green Cheerio as Earth). View the Ann Arbor Trail School of the Week Newsletter In Sakina Burch’s Science and Math classroom, students tied their learning to real-world concepts by recycling over 95% of the containers used for breakfast to minimize waste, weighing their recycling using a Kilogram

Bosch Supports STEM Education with $35,000 in grants to Detroit Public Schools

Bosch Energy, Science and Technology (BEST) program funds 25 classroom projects By 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be an estimated 274,000 jobs related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in Michigan. The concern that Bosch and others have is: Will the next-generation workforce be ready to move into these jobs? To demonstrate its commitment to helping prepare students for these jobs, the Bosch Community Fund (BCF) recently announced $35,000 in grants to Detroit Public Schools. These grants include awards to 26 Detroit Public Schools teachers, representing 25 projects, as part of its Bosch Energy, Science and Technology (BEST) grant program. These grants will support teachers who have developed an innovative curriculum that promotes STEM

SEEK (Summer Engineering Experience for Kids) Camp opens to nearly 300 DPS students

Detroit Public Schools’ students in grades 3-5 are engaging in hands-on learning through a three-week summer camp titled SEEK (Summer Engineering Experience for Kids). The camp opened on July 16, 2012 with nearly 300 DPS students and will extend through August 3, 2012 at Bates Academy. Offering the award-winning “A World In Motion” program curriculum, SEEK camp aims to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to life. See the great WXYZ story here: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/dps-students-learn-all-about-engineering-during-summer-camp Roughly 50 collegiate mentors from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), who are undergraduate engineering and/or mathematics students, will provide the instruction. This is the first time in the program’s history that the SEEK Camp has been offered in Detroit. Students will participate in competitions

DPS students to learn about engineering during “Alternative Spring Break” College Program

Students from Michigan Technological University will visit DPS schools this week during an “Alternative Spring Break” College Program to engage students in learning about engineering. Eight members of the Michigan Technological University student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) are returning to their hometown of Detroit this week to encourage Detroit Public Schools students to consider engineering as a future career. The Michigan Tech students will spend their Spring Break visiting K-8 schools and one high school. They will also conduct Family Engineering Night events at several of the schools. Family Engineering includes fun, hands-on activities for the whole family, such as “Mining for Chocolate,” “Brainsaver,” “Launcher,” and “Glue Is the Clue.” The program, developed at Michigan