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One CPS teacher could win $30K from CIA to bring high-tech equipment to classroom
The CIA — yes, that CIA — wants to give one Chicago Public Schools teacher $30,000 to help inspire the next generation of STEM and STEAM professionals. The goal of the CIA's competition is to get students interested in the fields science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
CIA aims to inspire Chicago students with contest for $30,000
A teacher and students in Washington, D.C. just won $30,000 from the agency and a celebratory freakout like the one they had is coming to a Chicago classroom this year. The Mission Possible competition is open to third through twelfth graders. Video entries should explain how $30,000 will promote science, technology, engineering, art, or math learning.
From spiders to tablets: Richmond teacher awarded $30K through CIA competition for new classroom technology
Students in Rhonda Hawley’s class at Linwood Holton Elementary Schoolin Richmond tested out brand-new robots and tablets on Wednesday that were purchased using a $30,000 prize awarded to Hawley as part of the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) Mission Possible Makerspace Nation competition.
Teens' robots pop balloons in Oak Ridge competition
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education welcomed high school students from Oak Ridge, Knox County, Jefferson County, and even Mississippi, to spend a week building and coding robots during the Advanced Robotics Academy.
The team of Gavin Good and Phoenix Tyner won the robot skills competition. For their victory, they received a sensor kit to enhance the robot tinker kits received by all academy participants July 15 at the Pollard Technology Conference Center.
Richmond teacher wins $30,000 in nationwide CIA competition
A Richmond teacher is $30,000 richer after winning a nationwide competition held by the CIA.
Rhonda Hawley, a teacher at Linwood Holton Elementary, was entirely surprised when she was presented with the check in her classroom. Her school principal kept it a secret until the last minute as Hawley jumped in the air out of excitement.
Baltimore science teacher wins $30K for new tech through CIA competition
Tuesday marked a day of excitement for students and one special teacher in northeast Baltimore.
The Central Intelligence Agency awarded $30,000 to Scott Hartman, a sixth-grade science teacher at Hamilton Elementary/Middle School. The money comes from the agency's Mission Possible Makerspace Nation competition to improve science, technology, engineering, art and math education in public school classrooms across the nation.
RPS citizen scientists get a boost with $25,000 worth of new technology for Mary Munford Elementary
Crystal Clark’s citizen scientists just got a few more gadgets with which to study the world around them. Clark, a fourth-grade teacher at Richmond’s Mary Munford Elementary, won a classroom makeover prize package worth $25,000 as part of the CIA Mission Possible Classroom Transformation program, which supports strengthening STEAM education — science, technology, engineering, art and math. The program, in its first year, is sponsored by the CIA and managed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.
Baltimore Teacher Receives $25K To Buy New Equipment For Her Photography & Visual Arts Students
Jenna Porter is a visual arts teacher at Roland Park Elementary Middle School. Last month, she got an incredible surprise—a $25,000 check made possible by ORISE and its CIA Mission Possible Classroom Transformation Program. It allowed her to buy 27 digital cameras, backdrops, lighting and printers too.
Baltimore City Teacher Wins CIA Contest To Upgrade School Technology
WJZ TV Baltimore
What teacher Jenna Porter thought was a meeting with the principal turned out to be the biggest surprise she’s ever had. The smile shone through her mask at Roland Park Elementary School when she found out she won a $25,000 because she found out she won a $25,000 prize from the CIA and their Mission Possible classroom transformation competition.
Two Baltimore teachers win big bucks for their classrooms in national competition
WBAL TV Baltimore
Two Baltimore teachers won money for their classrooms in a national competition that aims to help improve science, technology, engineering, art and math education in public schools. Jenna Porter, a visual arts and photography teacher at Roland Park Elementary and Middle School, won $25,000 for new classroom technology. Eugene Chase, a 10th grade computer science teacher at Digital Harbor High School, came in second place, receiving $5,000 for his classroom.
CIA surprises Baltimore teacher with $25K classroom transformation
WMAR TV Baltimore
One Baltimore area teacher's classroom is getting a new look, right before students make their return. Jenna Porter teaches visual arts and photography at Roland Park Elementary and Middle School. On Monday, she received surprising news that she won $25,000 in new classroom technology.
Richmond teacher wins $25,000 prize and plans to share
Crystal Clark can now go on a $25,000 shopping spree to improve her classroom. The fourth-grade teacher at Mary Munford Elementary School in Richmond, Virginia won the top prize in the CIA Mission Possible Classroom Transformation competition.
Mary Munford Elementary teacher wins $25,000 in new classroom technology
A fourth grade teacher at Mary Munford Elementary School in Richmond won the $25,000 grand prize in the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education’s first Central Intelligence Agency Mission Possible Classroom Transformation competition.
VSU hosts battle of the bots competition for Richmond, Petersburg students
WRIC TV Richmond
Richmond and Petersburg students battled it out with newly built robots at Virginia State University on Friday. The battle of the bots was the last part of the week-long VSU Robotics Academy sponsored by the CIA. The kids learned how to build, test and improve their robots before testing them out on Friday.
Richmond and Petersburg students compete in CIA robotics competition at VSU
Twenty students, mostly from the Richmond and Petersburg area, competed in the “battlebots” competition Friday as the weeklong CIA Robotics Academy at Virginia State University came to a close. The day camp was hosted by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, a part of the U.S. Department of Energy that is focused on scientific research and health initiatives.
Battlebots, robotics competition in Oak Ridge
WVLT TV Knoxville
Students learned robotics skills from top scientists at the CIA Robotics Academy of Oak Ridge. Students were able to build robots from scratch and learn fundamental skills. On Friday, students held a competition, called Battlebots, to see which robots would hold up when competing head to head.
Sevier students participate in math/science institute
Several Sevier County students were among 45 high school students taking part in the 32nd annual High School Summer Math-Science Technology Institute, which, for the second time, was conducted in a virtual format.
Second-Year Hamilton Schools Teacher Wins National Lesson Plan Competition
Sierra Cook, a second-year science teacher at Dalewood Middle School, won a national lesson plan competition held by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).
S'more fun with this DIY solar oven
Celebrate National S’mores day with this DIY solar oven. ORISE shares this fun activity as a way for families to learn about science and enjoy a tasty treat while doing so. Here’s the step-by-step activity plan for making the perfect solar oven.