Temple's College of Science and Technology's Early Grades Instructional Leadership (EGIL) Grant presents at the High Quality Principal Conference
On March 12, 2019, Temple University's College of Science and Technology presented their accomplishments at the High Quality Principals Conference hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in Harrisburg, PA. The Early Grades Instructional Leadership (EGIL) project aimed to develop future and early career principals who can support elevated instructional performance in schools through a combination of coursework, coaching, and focused seminars to offer participants deep learning opportunities that extend beyond a principal certification program. Starting in 2016, the two-year project reached over 200 individuals. Presenting alongside Temple's College of Science and Technology were Temple's College of Education, LaSalle University, and Shippensburg University.
On March 8th and 9th, Temple University's College of Science and Technology hosted the 14th Annual Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch and SeaGlide Challenge in partnership with the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Philadelphia Division and the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Carderock Division.
Over 40 middle and high school level teams competed in an underwater robotics competition to be named regional winners and continue on to the national competition in June. This year's SeaPerch mission was to create a company that builds a SeaPerch ROV that can find three mines and neutralize them in a quick and efficient manner before reinforcements arrive and detonate the mines.
Over 10 high school level teams competed in the 2nd Annual Greater Philadelphia SeaGlide Challenge. A SeaGlide is a miniature underwater glider which moves by changing its buoyancy, taking in or expelling water, and shifting its center of gravity so it may dive or rise in the water. Teams spent countless hours constructing and coding their glider to be able to make its way across the pool and/or through a maze autonomously. Philadelphia is the first and only city to host a SeaGlide Challenge, as the SeaGlide program is up and coming.
Temple University's College of Science and Technology has started a brand new chapter of a nationally recognized foundation called Scientista. The mission of this organization is to empower women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) by cultivating a strong interdisciplinary campus community and facilitating close relationships with scientific woman professionals and younger woman scientists. Ultimately, the chapter will offer female students the resources needed to succeed--be that through sharing connections, providing opportunities, tutoring, and offering the support of a strong community. On February 8, 2019 Madeleine M. Joullié, the first woman to join the University of Pennsylvania chemistry faculty, served as the guest speaker for one of the Temple Scientista's first group meetings.
Temple University's College of Science and Technology celebrated its 20th anniversary in Fall 2018! As one of the signature events, the Provost Lecture held on November 1, 2018, Nobel Laureate William Daniel Phillips, PhD engaged a large crowd of undergraduates, graduates, faculty, staff and over 150 middle and high school students from Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School, Nebinger Elementary, New Foundations Charter School, and Central High School. The lecture, "Time, Einstein and the coolest stuff in the universe", was a lively multimedia presentation that included exciting experimental demonstrations and down-to-earth explanations about some of today's hottest (and coolest) science.
Temple students lead instruction at RW Brown's after school science program, which includes our SeaPerch program for the older groups. See what they've done this past year (2017-18)!