AFCEA International Chapter News
CENTRAL MARYLAND CHAPTER CHAPTER - Oct 20, 2015

Teachers Receive Chapter STEM Scholarships

In October, the chapter's vice president, scientific education, Jessica Morgenstern, had the honor of presenting two science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) scholarship awards to deserving teachers who are pursuing their graduate degrees in STEM-related subjects specifically for teaching STEM at a U.S. middle or secondary school. The scholarships are made possible by generous contributions from Medal of Honor Foundation, ManTech, AFCEA International and several of AFCEA's regional chapters. These $5,000 scholarship awards were presented to Ginger Berry and Amy Talvac. Talvac teaches third grade at Carderock Springs Elementary School in Bethesda, Maryland, and is pursuing a master's degree in teacher leadership: special studies in STEM education. She is learning new and better ways to prepare her students for STEM and the future. Berry teaches seventh grade at Argyle Middle School in Silver Spring, Maryland, and is pursuing a STEM program Master of Education degree. She wants to use her education to provide her students with the skills necessary to thrive in STEM careers in the future.

Event Photographs:

The chapter's vice president, scientific education, Jessica Morgenstern (l), presents a $5,000 scholarship award in October to Amy Talvac, a teacher at Carderock Springs Elementary School in Bethesda, Maryland.
The chapter's vice president, scientific education, Jessica Morgenstern (l), presents a $5,000 scholarship award in October to Amy Talvac, a teacher at Carderock Springs Elementary School in Bethesda, Maryland.
In October, Morgenstern (2nd from r) honors Ginger Berry (2nd from l), a teacher at Argyle Middle School in Silver Spring, Maryland, with a scholarship. James Allrich, principal at Argyle Middle School, and Geoff Edgar, assistant principal attend the October presentation.
In October, Morgenstern (2nd from r) honors Ginger Berry (2nd from l), a teacher at Argyle Middle School in Silver Spring, Maryland, with a scholarship. James Allrich, principal at Argyle Middle School, and Geoff Edgar, assistant principal attend the October presentation.

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