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PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER CHAPTER - Nov 27, 2013
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STEM Grant Winner Recognized

In November, the chapter recognized Dave Purdon, a science teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School (Camden, New Jersey), as the 2013 winner of a $1,000 AFCEA STEM grant. Purdon's grant application enables his class to build three different projects: (1) a fractal antenna for their NASA Radio Jove Project (which they built with their 2010 AFCEA STEM grant) to monitor RF transmissions from Jupiter; (2) a spectrophotometer to generate spectra of various compounds and determine the concentration (visible wavelength) of a substance in water; and (3) an Arduino microcontroller "computer," which the students learn to program in order to generate a musical (piano) output, control a robot and build a video game controller.

Event Photographs:

Together at the AFCEA STEM grant presentation in November are (l-r) Woodrow Wilson High School students Josue Soto, Roberto Santiago, Amber Camacho and Alfredo Llorens; Dave Purdon, science teacher, Woodrow Wilson High School, recipient of the 2013 AFCEA STEM grant; Tom Rachfalski, chapter president; and student Jason Roman.
Together at the AFCEA STEM grant presentation in November are (l-r) Woodrow Wilson High School students Josue Soto, Roberto Santiago, Amber Camacho and Alfredo Llorens; Dave Purdon, science teacher, Woodrow Wilson High School, recipient of the 2013 AFCEA STEM grant; Tom Rachfalski, chapter president; and student Jason Roman.

For more details regarding this event contact:
THOMAS RACHFALSKI
856-338-4246

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