SYRINGA MIDDLE SCHOOL
Where Panthers Strive for Success!
Northwest Nazarene University Professor visits Jefferson and Syringa Middle Schools promoting importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Northwest Nazarene University assistant professor Dale Hamilton visited Jefferson and Syringa Middle School students this week to share in some really interesting ways that STEM can come to life. In an effort to expose more students to career options open to them in STEM fields, Professor Hamilton shared with Caldwell's 8th grade science and engineering students some of the ways that drones are being used to help fight wildland fires. He and his assistant talked about the growing demand for people in the field of computer science and talked with kids about the do's and don'ts of flying their own drones.
Assistant professor of computer science Dale Hamilton and associate professor of computer science Barry Myers have been awarded a NASA EPSCoR (experimental program to stimulate competitive research) Undergraduate Research Grant to support their research on wildfire monitoring and assessment technology. The goal of the project, which has been dubbed FireMAP, is to “provide a responsive, affordable and safe tool to assist with the development of post fire recovery plans and for updating spatial fuel layers to reflect the effects of the fire on vegetation.” "NASA Grant Supports Wildfire Research by NNU Faculty and Students." Idaho Press Tribune 27 Sept. 2015.
ISRAEL CARDENAS WINS LOCAL COMPETITION IN
LIONS INTERNATIONAL PEACE POSTER CONTEST
Caldwell, December 2, 2015 -- Israel Cardenas, an 8th grade student at Syringa Middle School, has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Caldwell Lions Club.
Cardenas’s poster was among more than 450,000 entries submitted worldwide in the annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Clubs International is sponsoring the program to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere. Cardenas’s poster is now at the district level competition.
Good Luck Israel!
2015 Math & Science Summer Institute (MASSI) takes place at the College of Idaho!
The purpose of the institute is to provide enrichment in mathematics and reading for students who have improved their math and reading skills in the past year, and who demonstrate the desire to continually improve. The institute will use the science experience as the math enrichment tool. Part of the focus of this experience will be to provide an opportunity for our middle school students to view a variety of career possibilities in the areas of science and mathematics, and to meet adults in these careers who have come from similar backgrounds as our students.
These photos reflect the beginning of their week.
The 8th graders are working on coding. The pictures show the using a wheel to decipher the Caesar code.
The 7th graders are collecting data about height and length of jumps to analyze in a Phi table.