Planning for this STEM event began more than a year ago with Academic Boosters members and York teachers and staff. The result was a successful field trip to the International Manufacturing Technology Show at McCormick place on September 11, 2014, for 375 York Physics students (regular, honors, AP and Principles of Physics) and 33 chaperones (parents, administrators, physics teachers and department chairs) on 9 buses.
The show covered all 4 buildings on many levels. Innovative technologies were demonstrated and students learned about different STEM jobs and what degrees are needed to get those jobs. Many exhibitors gave away hats, t-shirts, pens, etc … which the students appreciated! The IMTS will return to McCormick place in 2016.
For questions or if you would be willing to help out with future STEM events, please contact one of the Academic Booster STEM chairs: Charlene Jain at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tina Parr at email@example.com.
Posted by: Sue Chamberlin
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York Academic Boosters are committed to raising school and community awareness of academic achievement at York High School. We do this by partnering with York and the community to recognize both high achievers and those who strive to improve; working to increase participation in and recognition of academically related clubs and activities; and advocating for strong and diverse course offerings that challenge every student.
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