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GHS junior Sally Slingerland addresses the crowd at the recent "Tech Valley Connection for Education and Jobs" event
Above, GHS junior Sally Slingerland addresses the crowd at the recent "Tech Valley Connection for Education and Jobs" event. Below, Slingerland (left) and fellow junior Lauren Kraushaar show off their transistor exhibit.
GHS juniors Sally Slingerland and Lauren Kraushaar show off their transistor exhibit

Representatives from GHS participate in "Tech Valley Connection for Education and Jobs" initiative

Nov. 15, 2012—On November 13, Global Foundries and the Center for Economic Growth kicked off a new initiative called the “Tech Valley Connection for Education and Jobs” at Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC Smart facility. Representatives from education, business, and government gathered to discuss how the three entities could work together to open opportunities for students in the technology industry that is rapidly growing in our region. As part of this program, schools were invited to nominate teacher and student ambassadors to attend meetings and to share and gather information about innovative education programs. Guilderland High School’s representatives were math teacher Angela Corey and students Sally Slingerland and Lauren Kraushaar.

At the kickoff event, various speakers shared their viewpoints on the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education including Mike Russo from Global Foundries, HVCC President Drew Matonak, and Michael Tucker from the Center of Economic Growth. GHS junior Sally Slingerland was the sole student speaker and she shared how her experiences in science education have helped her grow by challenging her problem solving abilities and igniting her curiosity about the world around her.

In addition to the speeches, students had the opportunity to prepare an exhibition on how transistors function. Sally Slingerland and her classmate Lauren Kraushaar developed a model of a transistor and demonstrated how a transistor functions to the attendees of the meeting.

Read more about it from the Times Union

 

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