Students, Teachers Selected to participate in Military Tech Conference

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Nov. 8, 2009)—Gregory Lynn and Jennifer Lyons, both STEM students at Great Mills High School, have been selected to present their project, Eyes in the Skies-The GMHS UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) as part of the Future Leaders Pavilion. The I/ITSEC (Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference) is funded by the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) and includes the U. S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Industry. This conference promotes cooperation among the Armed Services, Industry, Academia and various Government agencies in pursuit of improved training and education programs, identification of common training issues, and development of multiservice programs.

The students, along with their teacher and mentor Allen Skinner, are being sponsored to attend this conference by General Dynamics Information Technology located in California, Maryland. Great Mills High School is one of eight high schools in the country selected to participate.

As part of this conference, two teachers, Stephanie Hampton (Great Mills High School) and Nathan Swick (Spring Ridge Middle School), have been selected to be part of the America's Teachers at I/ITSEC. The goal of this program is to familiarize teachers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with the field of modeling and simulation and support STEM education and careers. Eight teachers were selected representing Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Arizona, and New York. The National Training and Simulation Association is providing funding for these teachers to attend.

The conference takes place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, from November 30 - December 3, 2009.

Source: St. Mary's County Public Schools

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