GSMST Wins 2018 NCSSS Innovation Award
The National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools, or NCSSS, yesterday honored the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology as one of the inaugural NCSSS Innovation Award winners.
"STEM education strives to shape the next generation of innovators and inventors," said NCSSS Executive Director Todd Mann. "These awards aim to honor educators and their schools for their commitment to cultivating our future scientists and educators." The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology won the NCSSS Innovative Partnership Award for its work with Micromeritics Instrument Corp. Through this partnership, GSMST was able to bring students out of the classroom and demonstrate the practical impacts of STEM in the workplace through a variety of experiences starting in ninth grade with a speaker series, and culminating with yearlong immersive internships for seniors.
"Our award winners have gone above and beyond in their pursuit of academic excellence and enhancing the student experience," Mann said. "They should be exceedingly proud of their achievements, as should our semifinalists, all of whom are doing tremendous work around the country advancing the cause of STEM education."