Pax Partnership's April 28 Education Committee Open Forum Hosts Virginia Beach High School Mathematics and Science Academy
The Patuxent Partnership, in conjunction with St. Mary's County Public Schools, is pleased to invite members of the business and Naval community to the Education Committee's Second Open Forum on an Advanced Math and Sciences Curriculum Model. The Forum will host representatives from the Mathematics & Science Academy at Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach. The Ocean Lakes Mathematics & Science Academy is similar to a model St. Mary's County Public Schools is developing with the support of The Patuxent Partnership.
"Engineering and science represent crucial parts of the foundation upon which the Nation builds advanced systems for Commerce, Defense, Homeland Security, and World Trade," said Dr. Donald McErlean, Deputy Assistant Commander for Research & Engineering, Naval Air Systems Command, who attended the first Open Forum last December. "These activities are essential for sustaining, improving, and protecting our way of life. Mathematics and science are the cornerstones of a student's ability enter the career areas of technology," Dr. McErlean said, "Thus advanced preparation in those subjects is essential to successful performance in College or University which in turn opens the door to a lifetime of achievement."
Commenting about his attendance at the first Open Forum, Rear Admiral Timothy Heely, Program Executive Officer, Strike Weapons and Unmanned Aviation recently said "Advanced mathematics and sciences are important for every community as we enter a future more technological than any before." He continued, "They are even more important for our community here in Southern Maryland's technology corridor, home to so much applied engineering and analysis. Offering our young people the tools they need to advance themselves, and our great nation, in math and science will benefit us all."
The Ocean Lakes High School Mathematics & Science Academy is designed to challenge the academic horizons of motivated and dedicated students. The academy also includes a capstone experience for each student's program of study - a research project or mentorship program which the student is responsible for developing. The focus of the mentorship or research project is in a field of math, science or technology and integrates foundational topics previously studied. Dr. Carolyn Keen, Academy Coordinator, along with Academy Advisor Nancy Moskway-Vadersen and Mark Clemente, Department Chair, will attend the Second Open Forum to discuss the Mathematics & Science Academy at Ocean Lakes High School.
The Education Committee Open Forum will take place on Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. at the Titan Corporation conference room. Titan Corporation is located at 22290 Exploration Drive in Lexington Park. The meeting is open to the public. Business owners and advanced-technology professionals are urged to attend. There is no cost, and interested attendees are asked to register in advance at the Patuxent Partnership's website to assist with managing seating arrangements.
The Patuxent Partnership is a fully-integrated network of professional contacts and opportunities. A one-of-a kind consortium of members and associates who have built a global triad community of industry, government and academia, Partnership members actively collaborate to develop both additional business opportunities and continuous improvements in the community quality of life. For more information on The Patuxent Partnership, please call Martin Fairclough or Mary Kukla at 301 866-1739.