STEM Summit Showcases Area Technology

The second annual FredTech STEM 16 Summit brought more than 350 educators, students, community members, and business leaders to the University of Mary Washington in April. Teams from UMW, Germanna Community College, regional elementary and secondary schools, businesses, and nonprofit organizations presented more than 45 projects. The summit featured a STEM career panel and seminars on women in technology and STEM programming in school districts. The UMW Office of Admissions and the departments of Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Mathematics participated. The College of Education offered a 3D printing demonstration. David Peworchik ’14, who studies computer science, received the 2013-2014 SWIFT Scholarship in Computer Science. The merit scholarship goes to a top computer science major in the region and is funded by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT). UMW students Alex Gilley, Zach Goodwyn, … [Read more...]