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News Release

Robert Goddard French Immersion School STEM Fair Goes Virtual
January 17, 2013
For Immediate Release
Office of Communications


UPPER MARLBORO, MD— For the second year in a row, Robert Goddard French Immersion students had the opportunity to submit Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) projects electronically.

“Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are directly linked to global competitiveness” said Dr. Alvin L. Crawley, Interim Superintendent of Schools. “We live in a technological society. This project gives our students the opportunity to be creative, as well as enhance their technology skills.”

The virtual STEM Fair projects were viewed on computers and iPads as opposed to viewing a physical display. Students presented real-world technical presentations, incorporated computer-based learning and reduced material used by submitting their products electronically.

“The virtual STEM Fair is now our new tradition,” said Nasser Abi, acting principal at Robert Goddard French Immersion School. “Our goal is to make sure our students love science and excel at all levels.”



About PGCPS: Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is one of the nation’s 25 largest school districts, with 209 schools and centers, more than 129,000 students, and nearly 19,000 employees. With an annual budget of $1.79 billion, the district serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban, and rural communities. PGCPS offers a wide variety of innovative academic programs, including language immersion, high school career academies, and dual enrollment. Its location just outside of Washington, D.C. enables the district to partner with higher education and local and national agencies and businesses to provide unique learning opportunities for students.