Glasgow Middle Students Recognized for STEM Activities

By Angela DeHart
June 15, 2019

Several Glasgow Middle students have been recognized for their work in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities. Yabesra Ewnetu earned first place in the essay competition at the Robert H. Herndon Memorial Science Competition, sponsored by the Aerospace Corporation.  Ewnetu’s essay was, “Air Pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.” The competition was established to offer middle and high school students an opportunity to write an essay or submit a science experiment and to stimulate interest among minority students in science, engineering, and technology while increasing diversity in the aerospace industry.Two Glasgow Middle students—Yabesra Ewnetu and Mera Seifu—won the 2019 SWENext Community Service Award, a program of the Society of Women Engineers. The girls were recognized for establishing a partnership at a local elementary school to celebrate the 2018 Hour of Code.  Mera taught students how to use the Dash robot while Yabesra, using the skills she learned as a member of her 2017 VEX robotics team, taught students how to use VEX robots. Contact Angela DeHart at @email.