• 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.”


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    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.