At the last Air Force Association, Chapter 195 meeting, Roslyn Franklin, an 11th and 12th Grade teacher at Randolph High School, was awarded the AFA Chapter 195 Teacher of the Year Award for her accomplishments in engaging students about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The Award includes a certificate, $250.00 check, tote bag, and a Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Membership. During the meeting Roslyn Franklin spoke about how she advises STEM related activities in her 9th year as a teacher.
She has an undergraduate degree in Engineering, and a master’s degree in the Management of Information Systems. After a 25-year career as a software developer and designer, she brings this experience to her classroom where she has taught Computer Programming, Algebra 2, Pre calculus, and Statistics. Three of her activities that support STEM education take place after school.
The CyberPatriot Cyber Defense competition involves defending a computer system and network as a team effort within a period of time. It provides students the opportunity to learn about computer security through self study and then compete as a team. For many students, this was a first glimpse at real work that they might be interested in pursuing. See: http://www.uscyberpatriot.org/Pages/default.aspx
The second activity she advised is the Science Olympiad team at Randolph HS. For the past two years, the Randolph HS team has advanced to the state competition. The events require students to integrate material they’ve learned in multiple science and math courses. Some events require them to build devices, while others require taking a test. All of the events are real-world applications of cumulative knowledge they’ve gained during their school years. Being successful often requires them to apply the scientific method and principles of experimentation, and communicate their results clearly to others.
The Math League is the 3rd activity she co-advised. Randolph HS competes against other schools in Morris County and NJ, this year earning the highest cumulative score in Morris County and 8th place in the state.
The Air Force Association educates the public on the critical role of aerospace power in our nation’s defense and supports the United States Air Force and its auxiliary, the Civil Air Patrol. For more information visit web sites at: www.afa.org , www.njairforceassoc.org, https://sites.google.com/site/afa195org/, and www.njwg.cap.gov.
The Shooting Star Chapter, 195, of the Air Force Association meets monthly usually on the last Saturday of each month except during the months of July, August, November, and December at Charlie Brown’s, $20.00 pp, Chatham Township. For information and reservations on the next meeting, Saturday, June 29th, contact Howard Leach at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-543-1283. Everyone is welcome.