STEM Expo Program - Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Comments

Transcription

STEM Expo Program - Miami-Dade County Public Schools
MIAMI - DADE
Science Techno logy Engineering Mathematics
from Deas to Reality
Division of Academics
Department of Mathematics and Science
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Ms. Perla Tabares Hantman, Chair
Dr. Lawrence S. Feldman, Vice-Chair
Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall
Ms. Susie V. Castillo
Dr. Wilbert “Tee” Holloway
Dr. Martin Karp
Dr. Marta Pérez
Ms. Raquel A. Regalado
Mr. Julian Lafaurie
Student Advisor
Mr. Alberto M. Carvalho
Superintendent of Schools
Ms. Maria L. Izquierdo
Chief Academic Officer
Office of Academics and Transformation
Dr. Maria P. de Armas
Assistant Superintendent
Division of Academics
Mr. Cristian Carranza
Administrative Director
Division of Academics
Dr. Ava D. Rosales
Executive Director
Department of Mathematics and Science
Miami-Dade STEM Expo
AUTOGRAPHS, HONORS AND ACCOLADES
from iDeas to Reality
Table of Contents
Agenda .......................................................................................................................................1
Opening Ceremony.....................................................................................................................2
Miami-Dade STEM Expo at-a-Glance.........................................................................................3
Elementary Science Fair .............................................................................................................4
61st South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair.........................................................5
20th Annual SECME Olympiad and Festival ...............................................................................6
Interactive Activities ....................................................................................................................8
Special Guest .............................................................................................................................9
Elementary Science Fair Schools .............................................................................................10
Regional Science and Engineering Fair Schools ......................................................................11
SECME Olympiad and Festival of Schools ...............................................................................13
Acknowledgements...................................................................................................................14
Miami Dade College - North Campus ............................................................................14
Judges ...........................................................................................................................14
Special Area Awards Sponsors......................................................................................19
M-DCPS .........................................................................................................................20
Performers .....................................................................................................................21
Miami-Dade STEM Expo Map .................................................................................... back cover
http://stem.dadeschools.net
Miami-Dade STEM Expo
AGENDA
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Building A – Science Complex
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Opening Ceremony – Science Complex
Various locations on campus (see pages 4 – 7)
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Elementary Science Fair Judging (closed event)
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair Judging (closed event)
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
SECME Competitions (spectator and closed events)
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Interactive Activities
Building 5
10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Gymnasium
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Meet Cody the Humanoid, Building 5, Lehman Theatre
Miami Dade College Interactive STEM Tables, Building 5, Courtyard
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Plant Mobile
FPL Branded Electric Vehicle
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
SECME Mousetrap Car - Gymnasium
SECME Water-bottle Rocket Launch - Gymnasium Parking Lot 9
SECME Egg Drop Container Testing – Gymnasium Parking Lot 9
Vex Robotics and FPL Generator Build – Gymnasium
Building 1
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Animal Services Mobile STEM Lab – Building 1 (North-side) drop-off
Buildings 3 and 4
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Discovery Education – Building 3, Courtyard
M-DCPS MAST Academy LandSharc – Building 3, grassy area
Science with a Twist (SWAT) – Building 3, Courtyard
Florida Department of Agriculture: Giant African Land Snail (Building 3 Courtyard)
Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science - Building 4 Atrium
ZSpace – Building 4 Atrium
Lunch available
- Food trucks (Science Complex) and cafeteria (Bldg. 4)
Science Fair Gallery of Projects – Open to the Public
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Elementary Science Fair Projects – Building 3
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
South Florida Regional science and Engineering Fair Projects – Building A
Building 5: Lehman Theatre
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Meet Cody the Humanoid, Building 5, Lehman Theatre
2:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
SECME Elementary Award Presentation
2:45 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
SECME Middle School Award Presentation with Piano Slam
3:25 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SECME Senior High School Award Presentation with Piano Slam
Building 4
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Elementary Science Fair Awards Ceremony - Building 4, Atrium
1
Opening Ceremony
Science Complex, Main Stage
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Mistress of Ceremony
Dr. Ava D. Rosales
Executive Director
Hialeah Gardens High School Marching Band
Mr. Jonathan Parker, Director of Bands
Call to Colors & Pledge of Allegiance
Booker T. Washington Senior High School Color Guard
Colonel Richard Spearman
National Anthem
Miss Amanda M. Ortiz, 10th Grade Student
New World School of the Arts
Welcome
Mr. Cristian Carranza, Administrative Director
Division of Academics
Opening Remarks
Mr. Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent of Schools
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Ms. Malou C. Harrison, President
Miami Dade College, North Campus & West
Special Guest
Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy
Surgeon General of the United States
Closing Remarks
Dr. Heather Belmont, Dean of the School of Science
Miami Dade College
Parade of SECME Banners
Dr. Ava D. Rosales, Executive Director
Department of Mathematics and Science
Dismissal
March of the Competitors and Spectators
2
Miami-Dade STEM Expo at-a-Glance
Time
Elementary Science
Fair
South Florida Regional Science
& Engineering Fair
Page 4
Page 5
8:00 a.m.
Judge’s Check-in & Orientation
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Opening Ceremony
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Interactive Activities
SECME
Page 6
10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
Judging
Projects – Students Only
Bridges – Open to the Public
Judging
12:00 p.m.
Competitions
12:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
Gallery of Projects
Open to Public
Award Ceremony - Elementary
Project Retrieval
Award Ceremony
3:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
Project Retrieval
Gallery of Projects Open to Public
Award Ceremony – Secondary
Project Retrieval
4:00 p.m.
Project Retrieval
Lunch available from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
3
M-DCPS Elementary Science Fair
Buildings 3 and 4
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m.
Judge’s Check-in & Orientation (Building 3, Room 3238 and 3239)
Student Check-in Science Complex, Plaza (north side)
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Opening Ceremony, Science Complex
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Interactive Activities and Mobile STEM Labs
Discovery Education (Building 3 Courtyard)
Florida Department of Agriculture: Giant African Land Snail (GALS)
(Building 3 Courtyard)
SWAT: Science with a Twist (Building 3, Courtyard)
LandSharc (Building 3, grassy area)
Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science (Building 4 Atrium)
ZSpace (Building 4 Atrium)
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Elementary Science Fair Judging, Building 3 (Room 3249)
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
LUNCH – Cafeteria, Science Complex and Food Trucks
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Gallery of Projects – Open to the Public, Building 3 (Room 3249)
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Elementary Science Fair Award Ceremony (Building 4 Atrium)
Mistress of Ceremony ....................... Ms. Glenda Moton, Science Teacher
Edison Park K-8 Center
Remarks ........................................ Dr. Ava D. Rosales, Executive Director
Department of Mathematics and Science
Department of Mathematics and Science Presentation of Awards
...................................................... Dr. Millard Lightburn, District Supervisor
............................... Ms. Noreyda Casanas, Curriculum Support Specialist
..................................... Mr. Daniel Gangeri, Curriculum Support Specialist
Elementary projects available for pick-up from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Projects left behind will be discarded
4
South Florida Regional Science and
Engineering Fair
Science Complex
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m.
Judge’s Check-in & Orientation, Building 9
8:00 a.m.
Student Check-in Science Complex, Exhibit Rooms
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Opening Ceremony, Science Complex
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Judging of Projects Student Exhibitors only, Science Complex

Animal Sciences .................................................................................................
A315

Behavioral and Social Science...........................................................................
A114

Biochemistry .......................................................................................................
A102-103

Cellular and Molecular Biology...........................................................................
A102-103

Chemistry ............................................................................................................
A104

Computer Science ..............................................................................................
A310

Earth Science......................................................................................................
A310

Energy and Transportation.................................................................................
A311

Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical .............................................................
A117-118

Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering .......................................................
A117-118

Environmental Management ..............................................................................
A310

Environmental Sciences.....................................................................................
A305

Mathematical Sciences ......................................................................................
A310

Medicine and Health ...........................................................................................
A102-103

Microbiology ........................................................................................................
A102-103

Physics and Astronomy......................................................................................
A104

Plant Sciences ....................................................................................................
A116

Research Paper (Judges Only)..........................................................................
Building 9

Bridges (Open to the Public) ..............................................................................
Main Stage
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Interactive Activities
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH, Cafeteria, Science Complex and Food Trucks
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Judging, Continued
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Gallery of Projects – Open to the Public, Science Complex
Projects available for pick-up from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Projects left behind will be discarded
5
20th Annual SECME Olympiad and Festival
STEM Ideas Today, STEM Reality Tomorrow!
Various Locations
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. Judges and SECME Teacher Coordinators Check-in & Orientation
SECME Coordinators/School Teacher Representative: Science Complex Hallway – behind stage
SECME Judges: Gymnasium
8:15 a.m. Banner Check-in & Line-up Science Complex Hallway -North side of building (behind stage)
8:45 a.m. Opening Ceremony and Parade of Banners - Science Complex
*Spectator Events
Public invited to observe
**Closed Events
Registered competitors only
Bionic Hand Competition Mousetrap Car
Brain Bowl Semi-Finals Vex Robotics
Bridges
Water-Bottle Rockets
Egg Drop
FPL Generator Build
Banners
Brain Bowl Preliminary
Mathematics
Elementary School (ES), Middle School (MS), Senior High School (SHS)
10:00 a.m.
Phase I Competitions
SECME Competitors retrieve pre-constructed projects from Gymnasium
 Banner**: Gymnasium
 Brain Bowl Preliminary**: ES, Building 4 – Quiet Dining; SHS, Building 2 (2151)
 Mathematics**: SHS, Building 4, M/J Taylor Lounge 4207-1
 Mousetrap Car*: Gymnasium
 Water-Bottle Rockets*: Lot 9 behind Gymnasium
 The Yaeger Foundation, Inc., 11th Annual Bionic Hand Competition*: SHS, Building 2 (2158)
 FPL Generator-build ES Project Check-in – Gymnasium
11:00 a.m.
Phase II Competition **
 Brain Bowl Preliminary**: MS, Building 2 (2151)
 Mathematics**: ES Building 4 – Quiet Dining and MS, Building 4 M/J Taylor Lounge 4207-1
 FPL Generator-build MS/HS Project Check-in – Gymnasium
11:30 a.m.
Phase III Competition
 Egg Drop*: Lot 9, behind Gymnasium
 Bionic Hand Competition*: MS, Building 2 (2158)
 FPL Generator Build*: Gymnasium
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
LUNCH– Building 4 – Cafeteria, Science Complex and Food Trucks
6
12:30 p.m.
Phase IV Competition
 Bridges*: Science Complex Stage
 Vex Robotics*: Gymnasium
 Brain Bowl Semi-Final* followed by Final**: : SHS, Building 2 (2151)
1:30 p.m.
Phase V Competition
 Brain Bowl Semi-Finals*: ES, Lehman Theatre, Building 5
 Display of Banners*: Gymnasium
 Brain Bowl Semi-Finals* followed by Final**: MS, Building 2 (2151)
SECME projects available for pick-up from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Projects left behind will be discarded
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
SECME Olympiad & Festival Awards Ceremony
Lehman Theatre, Building 5
2:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
2:45 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
3:25 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SECME Elementary Award Presentation
SECME Middle School Award Presentation
SECME Senior High School Award Presentation
Mistress of Ceremony
Dr. Cyd Heyliger-Browne, Science Coach
Citrus Grove Middle
Officiates
Dr. Heather Belmont, Dean of the School of Science
Miami Dade College
Mr. Cristian Carranza, Administrative Director
Division of Academics
Dr. Ava D. Rosales, Executive Director
Department of Mathematics and Science
Presentation of Awards
Department of Mathematics and Science
Mrs. Yoly McCarthy, Instructional Supervisor
Mr. Dane Jaber, Curriculum Support Specialist
Mr. Nestor Marcia, Curriculum Support Specialist - SECME Stars III
Ms. Mary Tweedy, Curriculum Support Specialist
Ms. Cristina Madrigal, Curriculum Support Specialist
Elementary School (ES), Middle School (MS), Senior High School (SHS)
7
Interactive Activities
Below, please find a listing of Interactive Workshops providing students, parents, teachers, and other educational
stakeholders with an opportunity to learn all about the STEM related resources in our community. Visit with
representatives from a variety of areas who will address current research, post-secondary options, and educational
strategies for teaching and learning.
A. Cody: The Humanoid Building 5, Lehman Theatre
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
st
This interactive dialogue showcases coding with the Department of Mathematics and Science 21 Century Community
Learning Centers SECME Stars III and Bosch Foundation grant funded NAO Humanoid.
B. Miami Dade College Forensic Science
Lakeside 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Forensic Science Crime Scene Investigation Demonstration–Discover the science behind forensic crime scene
investigations with MDC students and faculty.
C. Miami Dade College STEM Information Tables Building 5, Courtyard 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Miami Dade College staff at these tables will provide resources and information for students and parents seeking
postsecondary studies, opportunities, and preparation.
D. Valic
Science Complex Information Booth
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
A leading provider of retirement plans for public K-12, higher education, healthcare, government and other not-for-profit
institutions.
E. Discovery Education
Building 3, Grassy Area
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Visit Discovery Education and enter to be crowned the next 3M Young Scientist! Come build a catapult and launch
yourself into the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Meet former Discovery Education Young Scientist
Challenge student finalists and winner! Experiment with us, learn about the challenge, and hear about the chance to work
one-on-one with a 3M scientist mentor and win $25,000.
F. Florida Department of Agriculture Giant African Land Snail (GALS): Building 3 Courtyard 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
This presentation will address the negative impact that the Giant African Land Snail has on South Florida ecosystem and
how we can report its presence in our area.
G. Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science: Building 4, Atrium
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
STEM-themed interactive workshop “Play and Sketch It!”—The world is a symphony of music! Using a laptop
computer, scratch piano, and various conductive materials, guests of all ages will play music by connecting alligator clips to
everyday items! These include fruits, molding clay, metal pieces and more! Then, using a pencil and paper, “workshoppers”
will connect their illustrations to the piano set-up adding another layer of ingenuity to this maker-centric set-up.
New Museum Mobile Exhibit - Join the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science as they showcase the
technological marvels behind their new state-of-the-art facility now under construction in downtown Miami. Learn how
science, engineering and the latest innovations are coming together to form this world-renowned interactive center for
learning and exploration. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science aims to make a difference in peoples’ lives by
inspiring them to appreciate the impact that science and technology can have on every facet of our world.
H. Piano Slam
Building 5, Lehman Theatre
See how students can be engaged to write poetry about the MUSIC in their lives, while incorporating STEM.
I. zSpace for STEM Education
Building 4, Atrium
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
zSpace provides educators with a realistic and interactive learning environment to engage students, encourage
exploration and creativity, and allow a deeper understanding of subjects. Teachers create customized 'learn-by-doing'
lesson plans based on curriculum and student needs.
J. SWAT: Science With a Twist
Building 3, Courtyard
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Visit the interactive science hands-on activities for elementary students and experience the excitement of science,
technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in action.
K. STEM Vehicles and Mobile Labs:
These interactive, mobile learning vehicles feature enriching and engaging hands-on activities that offer experiential
learning that will inspire critical thinking and empower students to make a difference in the world around them and
advance their knowledge of the integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Animal Services
Building 1, Drop off (North Side) 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
LandSharc MAST Academy
Building 3, Grassy area
10:00 a.m. – 1: 00 p.m.
This interactive mobile lab experience focuses on investigating marine organisms and habitats, maritime careers, and
environmental issues through lessons aboard the Land SHARC, a mobile marine science laboratory.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Plant Mobile
Building 5, Drop-off (West Side)
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Exploring, explaining and conserving the tropical world of plants: Fairchild is proposing to propagate millions of native orchids for
reintroduction into South Florida’s urban landscapes through the Million Orchid Project.
FPL Branded Electric Vehicle:
Building 5, Drop-off (West Side)
Explore the FPL branded electric vehicle.
8
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Special Guest
Vice Admiral (VADM) Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A.
Vice Admiral (VADM) Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., was nominated by
President Barack Obama in November 2013 and confirmed on December 15,
2014 as the 19th United States Surgeon General. As America’s Doctor, Dr.
Murthy is responsible for communicating the best available scientific
information to the public regarding ways to improve personal health and the
health of the nation. He also oversees the operations of the U.S. Public
Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, comprised of approximately
6,800 uniformed health officers who serve in locations around the world to
promote, protect, and advance the health and safety of our nation.
Dr. Murthy has devoted himself to improving public health through the lens of
service, clinical care, research, education, and entrepreneurship. The son of
immigrants from India, Dr. Murthy discovered a love for the art of healing
early in his childhood while spending time in his father’s medical clinic in Miami, Florida. After attending
Miami Palmetto Senior High School, he received his Bachelor’s degree from Harvard, and his M.D. and
M.B.A. degrees from Yale. He completed his residency training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and
Harvard Medical School where he later joined the faculty as an internal medicine physician and
instructor. As a clinician-educator, Dr. Murthy has cared for thousands of patients and trained hundreds
of residents and medical students. He regards caring for patients as the greatest privilege of his life.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Murthy has two decades of experience and perspective improving
health in communities across the country and around the world. He co-founded VISIONS, an HIV/AIDS
education program in India and the United States, which he led for eight years. As its president, he
established ten chapters with hundreds of volunteers in both countries and grew the organization’s
education programs to reach more than 45,000 youth. Dr. Murthy also co-founded the Swasthya project
(“health and wellbeing” in Sanskrit), a community health partnership in rural India, to train women to be
health providers and educators. During his five-year tenure with the organization, he established seed
funding and helped expand research and direct care programs that reached tens of thousands of rural
residents.
As a research scientist, Dr. Murthy has conducted laboratory research on vaccine development and
studied the participation of women and minorities in clinical trials. His research findings have been
published in Science, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Journal of the National
Cancer Institute. Dr. Murthy is also a healthcare entrepreneur and innovator. He co-founded and chaired
a successful software technology company, TrialNetworks, which improves research collaboration and
enhances the efficiency of clinical trials around the world. In seven years, Dr. Murthy and his team took
the company from conception to an international enterprise that powers dozens of clinical trials for over
50,000 patients in more than 75 countries. Dr. Murthy has also served as the president of Doctors for
America, a non-profit organization with more than 16,000 physicians and medical students in all 50
states who work with patients and policymakers to build a high quality, affordable health system for all.
Seen by many as a proven leader who can use 21st century approaches and technology to modernize
the role of Surgeon General, Dr. Murthy will focus his efforts on building cross-sector partnerships in
communities to address the epidemics of obesity and tobacco-related disease, to reduce the stigma
associated with mental illness, to improve vaccination rates, and to make prevention and health
promotion the backbone of our communities. Dr. Murthy firmly believes that our nation's greatest strength
has always come from its people. Improving the health of our people means strengthening our
communities and our country. That will be Dr. Murthy’s highest priority as Surgeon General.
9
Elementary Science Fair Schools
Academir Charter School
West
Advantage Academy Santa
Fe
Arch Creek ES
Archimedean Academy
Auburndale ES
Ben Sheppard ES
Biscayne ES
Broadmoor ES
Bunche Park ES
Calusa ES
Charter School at
Waterstone
Charles D. Wyche ES
Christina M. Eve ES
Citrus Grove ES
Claude Pepper ES
Comstock ES
Coral Reef ES
Coral Terrace ES
Crestview ES
Cutler Ridge ES
Cypress ES
Dr. Edward L. Whigham ES
Dr. Gilbert L. Porter ES
E.W.F Stirrup ES
Emerson ES
Eneida M. Hartner ES
Florida City ES
Greenglade ES
Gulfstream ES
Henry M. Flagler ES
Hialeah ES
Jack D. Gordon ES
Jesse J. McCrary Jr ES
Kendale ES
Lake Stevens ES
Lenora Brayon Smith ES
Madie Ives ES
Mae Walters ES
Mater Academy
Intenational
Mater Academy (Miami
Beach)
Maya Angelou ES
MDCPS-Primary Learning
Center
Miami Heights ES
Miami Shores ES
Norma Butler Bossard ES
North Beach ES
North Dade Center for
Modern Languages
North Hialeah ES
Norwood ES
Oak Grove ES
Ojus ES
Oliver Hoover ES
Olympia Heights ES
Orchard Villa ES
Palm Springs ES
Palm Springs North ES
Palmetto ES
Parkview ES
Parkway ES
Pinecrest ES
Redland ES
Rockway ES
Shadowlawn ES
Shenandoah ES
Silver Bluff ES
Skyway ES
Southside ES
Spanish Lake ES
Sunset ES
Sunset Park ES
Sylvania Heights ES
Tropical ES
Twin Lakes ES
Wesley Mathews ES
West Hialeah Gardens ES
Whispering Pines ES
Youth Co-op Charter
School
K – 8 Centers
Ada Merritt K-8 Center
Air Base K-8 Center
Bob Graham Education
Center
Bowman Ashe/Doolin
Academy
Carrie Meek/Westview K-8
Center
Coral Gables Preparatory
Academy
Dr. Henry W. Mack/West
Little River K-8 Center
Ernest R. Graham K-8
Center
Eugenia B. Thomas K-8
Center
Fienberg/Fisher K-8 Center
Frank C. Martin K-8 Center
International Center
Gateway Environmental K-8
Learning Center
Irving and Beatrice Peskoe
K-8 Center
John I. Smith K-8 Center
10
Kenwood K-8 Center
Key Biscayne K-8 Center
Leewood K-8 Center
Miami Lakes K-8 Center
Morningside K-8 Center
Norman S. Edelcup/Sunny
Isles K-8 Center
Ruth K. Broad/Bay Harbor K8 Center
South Miami K-8 Center
Vineland K-8 Center
South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair
Schools
Middle Schools
Arvida MS
Brownsville MS
Brucie Ball
Carol City MS
Country Club MS
George Washington Carver MS
Glades MS
Hammocks MS
Herbert A. Ammons MS
Highland Oaks MS
Homestead MS
Horace Mann MS
Howard D McMillan MS
John F. Kennedy MS
Jorge Mas Canosa MS
Kinloch Park MS
Lake Stevens MS
Lamar Louise Curry MS
Miami Lakes MS
Miami Springs MS
Nautilus MS
Norland MS
North Dade MS
Palm Springs MS
Palmetto MS
Paul W. Bell MS
Ponce de Leon MS
Redland MS
Riviera MS
Rockway MS
Ruben Dario MS
Southwood MS
Thomas Jefferson MS
W. R. Thomas MS
K-8 Centers
Ada Merritt K-8 Center
Air Base K-8 Center for International
Education
Aventura Waterways K-8 Center
Bob Graham Education Center
Coconut Palm K-8 Academy
Coral Gables Preparatory Academy
Coral Way K-8 Center
David Lawrence Jr K-8 Center
Devon Aire K-8 Center
Ernest R Graham K-8 Academy
Eugenia B. Thomas K-8 Center
Fienberg-Fisher K-8
Gateway Environmental K-8 Learning
Center
Jane S. Roberts K-8
Kenwood K-8 Center
Key Biscayne K-8 Center
Leewood K-8 Center
Leisure City K-8 Center
Linda Lentin K-8 Center
Miami Lakes K-8 Center
Morningside K-8 Academy
Norman S. Edelcup Sunny Isles Beach K-8
Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K-8 Center
South Miami K-8 Center
Vineland K-8 Center
Winston Park K-8 Center
6-12 Schools
Arthur & Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts
Jose Marti MAST 6-12 Academy
Young Women's Preparatory Academy
Zelda Glazer 6-12
11
South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair
Schools (continued)
Senior High Schools
Alonzo and Tracy Mourning SHS
Barbara Goleman SHS
Booker T. Washington SHS
Center for International Education: A
Cambridge Associate
Coral Gables SHS
Coral Reef SHS
Cutler Bay Academy of Advanced Studies Centennial Campus High
Dorothy M. Wallace COPE Center
Dr. Michael M. Krop SHS
Felix Varela SHS
G. Holmes Braddock SHS
Hialeah Gardens SHS
Hialeah-Miami Lakes SHS
Homestead SHS
International Studies Preparatory Academy
iPreparatory Academy
iTech
John A. Ferguson SHS
Law Enforcement Officers Memorial High
Maritime and Science Technology Academy
MAST @ Florida International University
Biscayne Bay campus
Medical Academy for Science and
Technology
Miami Beach SHS
Miami Carol City SHS
Miami Central SHS
Miami Coral Park SHS
Miami Edison SHS
Miami Jackson SHS
Miami Lakes Educational Center
Miami Northwestern SHS
Miami Palmetto SHS
Miami SHS
Miami Springs SHS
Miami Sunset SHS
New Word School of the Arts
North Miami Beach SHS
North Miami SHS
Robert Morgan Educational Center
Ronald W. Reagan/Doral SHS
South Dade SHS
South Miami SHS
Southwest Miami High
Westland Hialeah SHS
Charter Schools
Archimedean Middle Conservatory
Archimedean Upper Conservatory
Aventura City of Excellence School
Doctors Charter School
Florida International Academy
Mater Academy Charter High
Mater Academy Charter Middle
Mater Academy Charter Performing Arts
Mater Academy East High School
Mater Academy Miami Beach
Mater Academy of International Studies K-12
Miami Arts Charter School
Pinecrest Cove Preparatory Academy
Pinecrest Preparatory Middle High
Sports Leadership and Management Charter
High School
Youth Co-Op Preparatory Charter High
School
Youth Co-Op Preparatory Charter Middle
Private Schools
Blessed Trinity School
Christopher Columbus High School
Epiphany Catholic School
Riviera Preparatory School
St. John Neumann Catholic School
St. Rose of Lima
Westminster Christian School
12
SECME Olympiad and Festival Schools
Elementary Schools
Archimedean Academy
Ben Sheppard ES
Comstock ES
Coral Reef ES
Crestview ES
Dr. Rolando Espinosa K-8
Earlington Heights ES
Fulford ES
George Washington
Carver ES
Greenglade ES
Howard Drive ES
Irving and Beatrice
Peskoe K – 8
Joella C. Good ES
Leewood K-8
Linda Lentin K-8
M.A. Milam K-8
Mae Walters ES
Maya Angelou ES
Miami Gardens ES
Morningside K-8
Myrtle Grove K-8
North Hialeah ES
Palmetto ES
Spanish Lake ES
Sunset ES
Wesley Matthews ES
Middle Schools
Archimedean Conservatory
Aspira Raul A. Martinez
Charter
Aventura City Of Excellence
Bowman Ashe/Doolin K-8
Brownsville MS
Carol City MS
David Lawrence Jr K-8
Dr. Rolando Espinosa K-8
Eugenia B. Thomas K-8
Everglades K-8
Everglades Preparatory
Academy
George Washington Carver
MS
Henry H. Filer MS
Hialeah Gardens MS
Hialeah MS
HIVE Prep Academy
Howard D. McMillan MS
iMater Academy
Intl. Studies Charter MS
John F. Kennedy MS
Jose Marti Mast 6-12
Lamar Louise Curry MS
Lawton Chiles MS
Leewood K-8
Linda Lentin K-8
M.A. Milam K-8
Maritime and Science
Technology Academy
Mater Academy Charter MS
Mater Academy East MS
Mater Gardens Acad. MS
Miami Lakes K-8
Myrtle Grove K-8
Nautilus MS
Norland MS
Norman S. Edelcup/Sunny
Isles K-8
Palm Springs MS
Palmetto MS
Pinecrest Academy Charter
MS
Pinecrest Cove Academy
Ponce De Leon MS
Rockway MS
South Miami MS
Southwood MS
Thomas Jefferson MS
W. R. Thomas MS
West Miami MS
Winston Park K-8
Youth Co-Op Charter
Zelda Glazer MS
Senior High Schools
American SHS
Archimedean Upper
Conservatory Charter
Arthur and Polly Mays 6-12
Booker T. Washington SHS
Cutler Bay Academy for
Advanced Studies,
Centennial
Coral Gables SHS
Coral Reef SHS
Dr. Michael M Krop SHS
G. Holmes Braddock SHS
Hialeah SHS
Hialeah Gardens SHS
Hialeah-Miami Lakes SHS
Intlernational Studies
Charter SHS
IPreparatory Academy
iTech @Thomas Edison
John A. Ferguson SHS
Jose Marti Mast 6-12
Maritime and Science
Technology Academy
Mater Academy Charter
SHS
Mater Academy East SHS
Miami Coral Park SHS
Miami Beach SHS
Miami Jackson SHS
Miami Lakes Ed. Center
Miami Northwestern SHS
13
Miami SHS
Miami Sunset SHS
North Miami SHS
Pinecrest Academy Charter
SHS
Robert Morgan Ed Center
Ronald W. Reagan/Doral
SHS
School For Advanced
Studies South
South Dade SHS
Southwest Miami SHS
Westland Hialeah SHS
Young Women's Prep
Academy
Youth Co-op Charter SHS
Acknowledgements
Miami Dade College, one of the nation’s leading institutions for higher learning, has for
decades championed and promoted the academic development of students in Miami-Dade
County. Their contribution to the success of this event goes unparalleled to any other. The
administrative staff, facility and operations management, and the faculty assigned to assist
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) in launching this event have worked tirelessly
throughout the months leading to this day. We are grateful for their great attention to detail,
flexibility, and willingness to accommodate all requests.
We would also like to extend a special thank you to Miami Dade College North Campus Students, Staff,
Faculty, and Administration.
Dr. Eduardo J. Padron, President, Miami Dade College
Ms. Malou C. Harrison, President, Miami Dade College North Campus & West
Dr. Heather Belmont, Dean of the School of Science
Dr. Jacqueline Pena, Dean of Academic Affairs
Mr. Fermin Vazquez, Senior Director of Campus Administration
Ms. Georgette Perez, Interim Dean of Students
Dr. Loretta Adoghe, Chairperson of Biology/Health/Wellness
Dr. Pablo Sacasa, Chairperson of Chemistry/Physics/Earth Sciences
Ms. Laura Iglesias, STEM Ladder Grant Director
Dr. Carolyn Margolin, STEM Ladder Student Support and Community Outreach Coordinator
Mr. Silvio Parodi, STEM Ladder Database and Report Analyst
Ms. Rossana Aranda Alvarez, STEM Ladder Secretary II
Mr. Randel Carr, Director, Campus Services
Judges play a vital role in the success of the Miami-Dade STEM Expo and for that reason we
want to also express our most sincere gratitude for their time and talent.
Elementary Science Fair Judges
Celine Alvarez, Southwest Miami SHS/Phi Beta
Chi
Carina Alvarez, Florida International University
Fernando Alvarez, Florida International University
Paola Angel, Southwest Miami SHS/ Phi Beta Chi
Sandee Apang, Southwest Miami SHS/ Phi Beta
Chi Sponsor
Dwight Arscott, ETO Science
Lindsay Bartholomew, Patricia and Phillip Frost
Museum of Science
Daniel Beltran, Southwest Miami Senior High / Phi
Beta Chi
Betty Bergnes, Science4Us
Eldredge Bermingham, PhD, Patricia and Phillip
Frost Museum of Science
Mildred Berry, Florida Memorial University
Michelle Beumer, Patricia and Phillip Frost
Museum of Science
Lisa Brinn, FIU - Department of Biological
Sciences
Fabio Cabrera, Southwest Miami SHS/ Phi Beta
Chi
Shirley Callington, Retired
Karlisa Callwood, Patricia and Phillip Frost
Museum of Science
Lori-Ann Caraccia, Crestview Elementary School
Xristian Carvajal, Florida International University
Gerardo Castillo, Southwest Miami Senior High/
Phi Beta Chi.
Janet Diaz, Retired MDCPS teacher
Joshua Diaz, Southwest/Phi Beta Chi
Elena Escobar, Shenandoah Elementary School
14
Janine Fernandez, Gateway Environmental K-8
Learning Center
Lisandra Fernandez, Southwest Miami Senior High
School
Fernando Garcia, Southwest Miami SHS/Phi Beta
Chi
Rebecca Gavulic, Jack D. Gordon Elementary
Chuco Glen, Barry University
Anna Guerrero, Virginia A. Boone Highland Oaks
Fernanda Guidotti, Hialeah Elementary
Patricia Hagan, Discovery Education
Shereen Hale, Norwood Elementary School
Lianett Hechavarria, Southwest Miami SHS
Omar Hernandez, Southwest Miami Senior High/
Phi Beta Chi.
Laura Hernandez, Southwest Miami SHS/Phi Beta
Chi
Leasha Hill, Education Transformation Office
(ETO)
Meredith Jennings, UM-RSMAS
Alexander Jimenez, Norwood Elementary School
Richelene Joseph, Paul Laurence Dunbar (K-8
Center)
Chelle King, Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of
Science
Neah Krigger, Mandarin Lakes K-8 Academy
Luis Labiste, Miami Dade College
Michael Lazo, Phillis Wheatley Elementary School
Assistant Principal Miami-Dade County Public
Schools
Louis Lazo, M-DCPS Physical Education and
Health Literacy
Chenzhong Li, Florida International University
Laura Lisowski, Bob Graham Education Center
Paola Lopez, Florida International University
Marcela Lopez, Florida International University
Jacqueline Lozano, North Beach Elementary
Sabrina Macias, Southwest Miami SHS/ Phi Beta
Chi
Jonathan Mairena, Southwest Miami SHS
Daniel Mannina, Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum
of Science
Alejandra Medina, Southwest Miami senior / phi
beta chi
Glenda Moton, Edison K-8
Erica Musser, Psychology Department, Florida
International University
Kendric Nixon, Education Transformation Office
(ETO)
Alina Parbtani, Florida International University
Gladys Pico, Education Transformation Office
(ETO)
Daniela Pollato, Southwest Miami SHS/Phi Beta
Chi
Jose Porras, Mandarin Lakes K-8 Academy
Trevor Powers, Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum of
Science
Dayssi Prendiz, Southwest Miami SHS/ Phi Beta
Chi
Shannon Pruden, Florida International University
Anitza Quintero, Southwest Miami SHS/ Phi Beta
Chi
Ailet Reyes, Southwest Miami SHS/ Phi Beta Chi
Maria Rodriguez, Morningside K-8 Academy
Patricia Rodriguez, Cypress Elementary School
Yusmary Rodriguez, Florida International
University
Patricia Santana, Southwest Miami Senior/Phi
Beta Chi
Lolita Smith, Educational Transformation Office
(ETO)
Martha Snyder, Nova Southeastern University
Graduate School of Computer and Information
Sciences
Ileana Sosa, Ed.D., Education Transformation
Office (ETO)
Elizabeth Soto, Southwest Miami SHS/Phi Beta
Chi
Barbara Taveras, Charles R Drew K-8 Center
Bryan Torres, Southwest Miami Senior High/ Phi
Beta Chi.
Carol Warner, Barry University
Kara Zelenak, Sunset Park Elementary
SECME Olympiad and Festival Judges
Lucretia Allen, Florida Power & Light
Leandra Allen, Florida Power & Light
Andrew Arana, Florida Power & Light
Anthony Armbrister, Madison Middle School
Dannie Augustin, Florida Power & Light
Greg Bouie, Ludovici-Orange Engineering
Consultants
Ninorka Caballero, Miami Dade College
Clive Campbell, Florida Power & Light
Patricia Campbell, Society of Women Engineers
Edward Chaves, M-DCPS
Givens Cherilus, Florida Power & Light
Nancie Cummings, NOAA, Southeast Fisheries
Science Center
Charlie Delahoz, Miami Coral Park
Riicard Delgado, Robert Morgan Educational
Center
Andrea Dudley, AAPEG
Priscilla Ejimofor, Florida Power & Light
Mark Eyeman, Broward County Schools
Lazara Ferrer, Miami Dade College
Genese Galvan, Florida Power & Light
15
Karen Gant, Carol City Elementary
Pedro Giralt, C-AACE
Michael Gorayeb, Florida International University
Calonie Gray, Q-Q Research Consultants, LLC
Jackea Gray, QQ Research Consultants
Cyd Heyliger-Browne, Citrus Grove Middle School
Catalina Hidalgo, Miami-Dade County Public
Schools
Kathryn Hoyt, Society of Women Engineers
Andrew Innerarity, M-DCPS Alumnus
Cole Jerome, Hialeah Middle
Rani Khanuja, MDCPS Career and Technical
Education
Latonya Lissade, FPL/NextEra Energy
Vannesa Loaiza, I.T. Administrator at Pinecrest
Preparatory Academy
Marlene Lorie, Archimedean Academy
Jose Maldonado, Discovery Lab (FIU)
Richard McCarthy, Miami Dade Fire Rescue
Keith McClure, Miami Northwestern Senior High
Kora Morales, Southwest Miami High School
Laurin Pacheco, University of Miami
Galo Pacheco, Miami-Dade County DERM
Rosa Perez, Zelda glazer middle
Vilma Reyes, Florida Power & Light
Surey Rios, TERRA Environmental Research
Institute
Carlos Rivera, US ARMY
Melanie Roger, Nextera Energy
Wanda Roldan, Herbert Ammons Middle School
Kenci Saintil, Broward Sheriff's Office
Viurniel Sanchez, Florida Power & Light
Odalys Sanchez-Reyes, G. Holmes Braddock
Senior High School
Donna Silvera, Church of the Epiphany
William Smith, WR Thomas Middle School
Yadly St.Fort, Ludovici and Orange Consulting
Engineers
Rose Stiffin, Florida Memorial University
Karolyn Tiefenbach, Society of Women Engineers
Marysel Urbanik, MDCPS Advanced Academic
Programs
Rachana Vidhi, NextEra Energy Resources
Michelle White, M-DCPS Division of Math
Alex Williams, Florida International University
Ivan Yaeger, The Yaeger Foundation
South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair Judges
Eddie Abonce, Bolton Perez & Associates
Virgil Acuna, Florida International University
Kemal Akkaya, Florida International University
Diana Alexis, Florida International University
Jose Almeida, M-DCPS
Rossana Aranda, Miami Dade College - North
Campus
Artem Arvanitidis, Florida International University
Maria Banasco, Florida International University
Edmundo Barriga, Florida International University
Society of Physics Students
Jill Bartley, M-DCPS iHEAT
Mostafa Batouli, Florida International University
Audrey Becnel, Titan Florida LLC
Jaime Bestard, Miami Dade College
Stephanie Bingham, Barry University
Sarah Bird, Florida International University
Vania Boeva, M-DCPS North Miami Beach Senior
High School
Joseph Bruce, Everglades National Park
Suzanne Butler, Miami Dade College
Anna Bystrik, University of Miami
Carlos Cabrera, Florida International University
Irene Calizo, Florida International University
Isabelle Camille, M-DCPS Coral Reef Senior High
Yvette Cano, Everglades National Prk
Lori-Ann Caraccia, M-DCPS Crestview
Elementary
Mario Carcamo, Florida International University
Shannon Cass-Calay, NOAA Fisheries
Walters Cheso, M-DCPS Educational Alternative
Outreach Program
Marcia Chisholm, M-DCPS Law Enforcement
Officers' Memorial High School
Amy Christopoulos, M-DCPS David Lawrence Jr.
K-8 Center
Guillian Cittadino, Florida International University
Charles Cohan, University of Miami Miller School
of Medicine
Lindsey Cohen, M-DCPS Aventura City of
Excellence School
Geraldson Constant, Florida International
University
Stephen Crotty, SCS Engineers, Inc.
Jorge Damas, Florida International University
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Shadi Darvish, Florida International University
Gabriela De la Cruz, University of Miami
Jewelyn dela Cruz, M-DCPS Homestead Senior
High School
Diego Deleon, University of Miami SONHS
Laura Delgado, US Coast Guard
Don Deresz, Currency Exchange International
(CXI)
Julia Diaz-Consul, Miami Dade College
Yenny Dieguez, M-DCPS School for Advanced
Studies North
Yaye Diouf
Sahil Doshi, Discovery 3M Young Scientist
William Eleazer, Brown and Caldwell
Spencer Ellington, CPO Science
16
Julia Escandon Cueva, University of Miami
Clemente Fernandez, Miami Dade College
Gwendolyn Foote, M-DCPS Nautilus Middle
School
Paniz Foroughi, Florida International University
Teshaun Francis, Florida International University
Shyam Gajavelli, University of Miami
Jasmin Garcia, Florida International University
Ali Ghahremaninezhad, University of Miami
Evandro Gomes
Orlando Gomez, Florida International University
Louis Gonzalez, University of Miami Miller School
of Medicine, CFAR
Margaret Gonzalez, M-DCPS South Miami Sr. HS
Daniel Goodfriend, M-DCPS NSE-SIB K-8
Varan Govind, University of Miami
Gail Grant, M-DCPS
Veronica Grant, M-DCPS Florida International
Academy
Ansh Grover, UAID
Patricia Hagan, Discovery Education
Donnie Hale, Florida International University - The
Education Effect - BTW
James Haralambides, Barry University
William Harrington, M-DCPS Hialeah Senior High
Albert Hernandez, Miami Dade Transit
Richard Hunte, University of Miami
Alex Hussain, 3DChimera
Peeraya Inyim, Florida International University
Mohammad Islam, Florida International University
Brenda Izquierdo Valenzuela, Florida International
University
Krish Jayachandran, Florida International
University
Eddy Jerome, G2 Secure Staff
Haiyan Jiang, Florida International University
Rodney Johnson, Miami Dade College
James Johnston, University of Miami Pi Tau
Sigma
Lee Ann Jones, Office of School Improvement
Sung Hee Joo, University of Miami
Mario Junco, ExploreLearning
Mandy Karnauskas, NOAA Fisheries
Bohdan Khomtchouk, University of Miami Miller
School of Medicine
Rajeshwari Kolikonda, University of Miami
Bascom Palmer Institute
Alexander Kreymerman, University of Miami Miller
School of Medicine and University of California
San Diego
Uyen Le, Miami Dade College
Alfredo Leon, Miami Dade College
Yair Levy, Nova Southeastern University - SCIS
Chenzhong Li, Florida International University
Anthony Llodra, Florida International University
Society of Physics Students
Giancarlo Lombardi, Florida International
University American Society of Mechanical
Engineers
Jenn Lopez, Everglades National Park
Tyler Lovelle, University of Miami AIAA
Noosha Mahmoudi, Florida International
University
Matthew Martin, Florida International University
Kelly McAvoy, University of Miami Miller School of
Medicine
Anthony McGoron, Florida International University
Julio Miguez, M-DCPS
Janice Mills, M-DCPS
Gabriel Morales, Florida International University
Mohammadtaghi Moravej, Florida International
University
Binod Nainabasti, Florida International University
Dave Negrelli, M-DCPS Winston Park K-8
Nadee Nissanka, University of Miami
Michael Novo, Florida International University
School of Computing and Information Sciences
Andy Oceguera, Florida International University
Brittney Odom, SCS Engineers, Inc.
Shari-Lynn Odzer, Radiology Associates of
Hollywood, PA
Nicholas J Oehm Jr, Florida International
University STEM Transformation Institute
Anthony Oliva, Barry University
Michael Page, Florida International University
Center for Study of Matter at Extreme
Conditions
Daniellle Palow, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Benton Patterson, University of Miami Pi Tau Sigma
Tim Patton, Miami Dade College - North campus
Chris Pedigo, University of Miami Miller School of
Medicine
Patricia Pereira-Pujol, Florida International
University
Rose Perez-Rubi, M-DCPS Zelda Glazer Middle
School
Teresa Petrino-Lin, Barry University
Tchao Podone, Miami Dade College
Laura Pomar, Florida International University
Society of Physics Students
Walter Puls, 3DChimera
Katelyn Quebral, Barry University
Hoda Rajaei, Florida International University
Hemalatha Raju, University of Miami
Vivek Rao, Florida international university
Peter Regier, Florida International University
Mallory Rice, Florida International University
Steven Ritter, Miami Dade College
Carlos Rivera, US Army
Fiorella Rivera, Florida International University
Lisa Roberts, Florida International University
Nicolas Rongione, University of Miami American
Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
17
Santas Rosario, University of Miami
Jay Sah, Florida International University
Seema Sah, Florida International University
Nelson Salgado, University of Miami Miller school
of Medicine
Jenna Samuel, Florida International University
Society of Physics Students
Alina Sanchez, Christopher Columbus High
School
Brenda Schoffstall, Barry University
Laura Serbus, Florida International University
Kateel Shetty, Florida International University
Ernest Simms, Florida International University
Henry Siu, Miami Dade College
Armando Soto, M-DCPS Youth Co-Op Charter
Ivan Soto, Florida International University Society
of Physics Students
Harvey Spigler, US Army Recruiting Battalion
Miami
Amy Starosciak, Baptist Health South Florida
Steven Steinfeld, Fisher Science Education
Robert Steinhoff, Florida Memorial University
Rose Stiffin, Florida Memorial University
John Stimson, M-DCPS
Walter Tang, Florida International University
Michael Tarulli, Florida International University
Vishodana Thamotharan, FIUteach
Junior Theogene, Florida International University
Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society
Anil Thota, Florida International University
Tarla T. Toomer, National Society of Black
Engineers – Professionals - Environmental
Engineering Special Interest Group (SIG)
Marcus Unterweger, MUEngineers, Inc.
Isaiah Urhoghide, Miami Dade College - North
Campus
Armin VahidMohammadi, Florida International
University
Alexander Vandervert, 3DChimera
Jorge Velar, Florida International University
Pamela Wentworth, M-DCPS
Van Williams, Barry University
Agnes Winokur, Drug Enforcement
Administration/Southeast Laboratory
Hong Yang, Florida International University
Lupe Zaragoza, Everglades National Park
Danielle Yoder, Everglades National Park
Jin Zhu, Florida International University
18
Miami-Dade STEM Expo
Special Area Awards Sponsors
All great academic achievements are supported and guided by those who share our passion for
education. Miami-Dade County Public Schools would like to thank the organizations and individuals
who have so consistently encouraged and sponsored our students’ efforts.
3DChimera
Miami-Dade College - North Campus
Adventures of the Mind
Mu Alpha Theta
American Meteorology Society
NAACP
American Psychological Association
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration
Arizona State University Rob & Melani Walton
Sustainability Solutions
Office of Naval Research - Department of U. S.
Navy
ASM Material Education Foundation
Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Association for Women Geoscientists
Ricoh Corporation
Blessed Trinity Budding Scientist Award
SECME
Broadcom Masters
Society for In-Vitro Biology
Dade County Science Teachers Association
STEM Camp, LLC (Innovative Scientist Award)
Discovery Education
Stockholm Junior Water Prize
EarthEcho International
Titan Florida LLC. (Titan Environmental Award)
Elisa Juarez
U. S. ARMY
ExploreLearning, Gizmos
U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
U. S. Naval Academy Alumni Association
Florida Association of Science Teachers
U.S. Air Force
Florida International University Agroecology
Program
U.S. Metric Association
FPL
U. S. Coast Guard
Friends of the Science Fair
University of Florida IFAS College of Agricultural
and Life Sciences
Genius Olympiad
University of Miami College of Engineering
INTEL Excellence in Computer Science
University of Miami Medical Students
INTEL Science Talent Search
Yale Science and Engineering Association, Inc.
I-SWEEEP
19
We would also like to thank all of those Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ individuals who
assisted in the delivery of today’s event. Without the professional knowledge and commitment to
excellence from staff on board, today would not be possible.
Miami-Dade STEM Expo Competition Coordinators
Division of Academics
Cristian Carranza
Administrative Director, STEM
Department of Science
Ava D. Rosales, PhD
Executive Director, Science
Millard E. Lightburn, PhD, District Supervisor
Sebastian Oddone, District Supervisor
Yoly McCarthy, Instructional Supervisor
Miami-Dade STEM Expo Support Staff
Department of Mathematics and Science
Michelle R. White
Executive Director, Mathematics
Silvia Aday, Instructional Supervisor, Mathematics
Maria T. Diaz-Gonzalez, District Supervisor, Mathematics
Annie Klian, District Supervisor, Mathematics
Adela M. Aiguesvives, Science Teacher, Biscayne Nature Center
Maria Campitelli, Curriculum Support Specialist, Mathematics
Noreyda Casanas, Curriculum Support Specialist, Science
Isis Casares, Curriculum Support Specialist, Mathematics
Ana Fenton, Curriculum Support Specialist, Science
Daniel Gangeri, Curriculum Support Specialist, Science
Racquel Gibson, Curriculum Support Specialist, Mathematics
Dane Jaber, Curriculum Support Specialist, Science
Cristina Madrigal, Curriculum Support Specialist, Science
Nestor Marcia, SECME Stars Coordinator, Science
Anne Matthews, Curriculum Support Specialist, Mathematics
Raquel McKinnon, Curriculum Support Specialist, Mathematics
Catherine Morin, Science Teacher, Biscayne Nature Center
Joseph Petty, Science Teacher, District
Mary S. Tweedy, Curriculum Support Specialist, Science
Julien Zaragoza, Science Teacher, Biscayne Nature Center
Mildred K. Farber, District Administrative Assistant
20
Career and Technical Education
Lupe Diaz, PhD
Executive Director
Melissa Fernandez, District Supervisor
Diana Collingwood, District Supervisor
Ralph Bryan, Curriculum Support Specialist
Pamela Lopez, Curriculum Support Specialist
Sonia Samaroo, Curriculum Support Specialist
Education Transformation Office
Gladys Barrio, PhD
District Supervisor – Science
Ileana Sosa, EdD
District Supervisor – Science
Melissa Martinez, District Supervisor - Science
Jennifer Russell, Curriculum Support Specialist, Science
Wendy Forteza, Curriculum support Specialist - Science
Department of Social Science
Sherrilyn Scott, PhD
District Supervisor
Division of Academic Support and Life Skills
Bryan Petorak, District Supervisor
Advanced Academic Programs
Marysel Urbanik, Curriculum Support Specialist
Facilities Operation, Maintenance
Edward Velez, Director 1
Miami-Dade STEM Expo
Performers
Amanda M. Ortiz, Student – New World School of the Arts
Booker T. Washington Senior High School Color Guard, Colonel Richard Spearman
Hialeah Gardens High School Marching Band, Mr. Jonathan Parker – Director of Bands
Palmetto Elementary Jazz Band
Piano Slam
21
Non-Discrimination Policy
The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida adheres to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment
and educational programs/activities and strives affirmatively to provide equal opportunity for all as
required by:
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, or
national origin.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended - prohibits discrimination in employment on the
basis of race, color, religion, gender, or national origin.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 - prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender.
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) as amended - prohibits discrimination on the
basis of age with respect to individuals who are at least 40.
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 as amended - prohibits gender discrimination in payment of wages to
women and men performing substantially equal work in the same establishment.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - prohibits discrimination against the disabled.
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) - prohibits discrimination against individuals with
disabilities in employment, public service, public accommodations and telecommunications.
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) - requires covered employers to provide up to 12
weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to "eligible" employees for certain family and medical reasons.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 - prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of
pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.
Florida Educational Equity Act (FEEA) - prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, gender, national
origin, marital status, or handicap against a student or employee.
Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 - secures for all individuals within the state freedom from discrimination
because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, or marital status.
Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) - Prohibits discrimination
against employees or applicants because of genetic information.
Veterans are provided re-employment rights in accordance with P.L. 93-508 (Federal Law) and Section
295.07 (Florida Statutes), which stipulate categorical preferences for employment.
In Addition:
School Board Policies 1362, 3362, 4362, and 5517 - Prohibit harassment and/or discrimination against
students, employees, or applicants on the basis of sex, race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion,
marital status, disability, genetic information, age, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, gender
identification, social and family background, linguistic preference, pregnancy, and any other legally
prohibited basis. Retaliation for engaging in a protected activity is also prohibited.
Revised: (05-12)
22
Miami-Dade STEM Expo Map
Bldg. A. Regional Science and Engineering Fair
Projects; Bridges, Valic
Bldg. 5. MDC Interactive Activities: Cody Humanoid;
Fairchild Garden, FPL Branded Vehicle; Piano
Slam, SECME Awards
Bldg. 9. Regional Science and
Engineering Fair Headquarters
Bldg. 2. MS/HS SECME
Robotic Hand; Brain Bowl
Bldg. 14. SECME: Rockets, Vex,
Mousetrap Car, FPL, Egg Drop
Bldg. 3. ES Science Fair;
Interactive Activities
Bldg. 1. Animal Services Mobile
Bldg. 4. SECME ES and Math;
ES Science Fair Awards, Interactive Activities
Building A: Regional Science and Engineering Fair Projects, Valic Building 1 (north side drop-off) Animal Services Mobile; Building 2: SECME; Building 3: Elementary Science Fair, SWAT
Interactive Activities; Building 3 Grassy Area: Discovery Education, LandSharc, Building 4: SECME; Elementary Science Fair Awards, Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, zSpace
Building 14: SECME; N9 (Parking lot): SECME; Building 5: MDC Interactive Activities: Cody Humanoid; Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, FPL Branded Vehicle, Piano Slam, SECME Awards
In case of emergency, Campus Security: 305-237-1100