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GHS STEM teachers earn state award

The Gloucester High School STEM team, a group of 15 science, technology, engineering and mathematics teachers at GHS, was among the 11 winners of the 2014 Programs that Work Awards presented by the Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition.


The winners were recognized by the coalition on Monday, with GHS faculty members Anne Petersen, Katie Johnson and Randy Applegate traveling to the state capital to receive the award on behalf of the STEM team.


The awards recognize exemplary mathematics, science and integrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs for which there is evidence of a positive impact on student or teacher learning.


The GHS STEM team was designed and organized by Petersen. It was developed to approach problem solving in a cross-curricular fashion through engineering projects taught through the lenses of math, science and career and technical curriculums.



The approach was also designed to gi...

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