SYLVANIA, Oh.- Sylvania Northview High School is one of 45 Ohio schools selected to receive the Governor's Thomas Edison Awards for Excellence in STEM Education and Student Research for their accomplishments during the 2020-2021 school year.
First established in 1985, the Governor’s Thomas Edison Awards recognizes Ohio schools and teachers who stimulate scientific student research and technological design and extend experiential opportunities beyond traditional classroom activities.
“These schools and teachers are connecting classrooms to the real world by demonstrating the relevance of STEM.”, said Michael E. Woytek, the Academy’s Executive Director. Woytek went on to say, “they are developing a group of active and intrinsic learners.”
Sylvania Northview teachers recognized for this award include:
Ms. Kathryn Nelson - Research (International Science and Engineering Fair, National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, National Melivin Scholar, Ohio State Science Day- Shaw Award, Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair, Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, Believe in Ohio STEM Scholarship Recipient, multiple professional journal publications by various students, professional meeting poster presentations (OAS, AAI), District Science Day)
Mr. Ryan Reed - Engineering (NASA Student Launch, S4 Competition, Rockets for Schools, STEMnauts (NASA/TI) National Champions, American Rocketry Contest (TARC) Nationals)
Mr. Greg Christy - Mathematics (American Math Contest (AMC 10/12),OCTM Tournament, Ohio High School Math Invitational Olympiad, American Regions Mathematics League)
Mr. Andy Roth and Mrs. Lauren Stewart - Science Olympiad (state, district and invitational awards)
Ms. Michelle Bogue - Environmental Science (TMACOG Student Watershed Watch, Envirothon)
Mrs. Sarah Rhine - Psychology (The Brain Fair)
The Ohio Academy of Science initiated this educational partnership program in cooperation with The Office of The Governor and The Technology Division of The Ohio Development Services Agency to recognize schools and teachers for excellence in STEM education and scientific student research.
Ohio Schools and Teachers Receive Governor's Thomas Edison STEM Education Awards Each school will receive a special Governor's Award certificate, and each teacher will receive a complimentary membership to The Ohio Academy of Science. The Technology Division of the Ohio Development Services Agency funded the program.
The criteria for the Thomas Edison Award for Excellence are:
(1) Conduct a local science fair with 12 or more students and have two or more of these students participate in the 2021 Virtual District Science Day OR Have 6 or more students participate in the 2021 Virtual District Science Day when no local has been conducted,
(2) Students must participate in at least one more youth science opportunity beyond the classroom.
The Ohio Academy of Science defines STEM education as both the mastery and integration of science technology, engineering, and mathematics for all PK-12 students. It incorporates scientific inquiry and technological design through student-focused, project-based curricula to develop skills of communication, teamwork/collaboration, creativity/innovation, critical thinking, and problem solving.
We are very proud of our educators for providing these experiences and mentoring our students, and proud of our Wildcats for their exceptional STEM performance outside of the classrooms.