- Recipient of a $10,000 Model Classroom Grant from OceanFirst Foundation
- Recipient of a $500 STEM Classroom Grant from FirstEnergy
- Trinity Hall sophomore accepted into the She++ #INCLUDE Fellowship Program, Stanford University
Leonardo, NJ – The speed of STEM at Trinity Hall went from zero to 60 in the course of just one week. Trinity Hall, an independent all-girls college preparatory high school in the Catholic tradition, offers an innovative, technology-rich learning environment to all students. The vision for growth in the STEM Program became reality last week, as the school was awarded two grants and a student was accepted into a fellowship program run by Stanford University.
On Thursday, October 16, Trinity Hall was awarded a $10,000 Model Classroom Grant by OceanFirst Foundationof Toms River, NJ. The school’s winning proposal includes plans for the purchase of cutting-edge equipment, such as a 3-D printer, and for learning programs that focus on closing the gap for women in STEM professions, helping the greater community and sharing the technology with local school-aged students. “We have found that the concept of engineering as the application of science and technology is a powerful lens for girls through which to view and truly appreciate the rules of the natural world,” said Kali Lambrou, STEM teacher. “I am really excited to travel this new pathway and provide opportunities to young women that are unique to most college preparatory programs.”
Trinity Hall was also awarded a $500 STEM Classroom Grant by First Energy of Akron, OH. The successful proposal, “Light it Up! House Design Project,” is a project for the 10th grade engineering class. Students will design their ultimate “dream house” and construct a full electric building model using hands-on techniques and physical building materials. Students will improve design skills and hands-on building skills, including the use of soldering tools, while gaining exposure to circuit requirements and energy considerations, such as efficiency and solar power.
Sophomore Holly Koerwer was accepted into the She++ #INCLUDE Fellowship Program, founded by Stanford University in January 2012. The mission of the She++ organization is “to dismantle untrue stereotype[s] that computer science is not a career for women” (www.sheplusplus.com). The Fellowship exposes high school students to computer science, pairing them with a college student mentor currently studying a STEM discipline, in order to cultivate technical skills and start technical initiatives at their high schools to aid their community. Miss Koerwer will be invited to attend the Fellowship’s capstone event, the #INCLUDE Summit, in Spring 2015.
Trinity Hall, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), is an independent all-girls college preparatory high school, educating and empowering young women in the Catholic tradition. Trinity Hall’s core values of leadership, respect, perseverance and faith are foundational to our mission and work as educators. For more information, visit www.trinityhallnj.org.