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Date: May 29, 2007
Hofstra University's Department of Engineering Announces its 2007 Engineering High School Student of the Month Award Winners
Dinner in their honor to be held on Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 6PM
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY … Hofstra University’s Department of Engineering, which has been offering ABET-accredited degree programs since 1971, has recognized 14 outstanding high school juniors this year with its annual Hofstra Engineering High School Student of the Month Award. Students were selected based on their demonstrated interest in engineering and technology. The selection committee included Hofstra University Engineering faculty as well as working engineers and high school MST teachers.
The 2007 winners are:
Division Avenue High School: George Pugliese
George Washington Carver High School for Sciences: Emmanuel Barlow.
Valley Stream South High School: Lauren Luckert
Excelsior Preparatory High School: Kenia Edwards
Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway High School: Jacob Steinerman
Our Lady of Mercy Academy: Kristin Derespiris
Herricks High School: Varun Verma
Thomas Edison High School: Nikul Patel
Garden City High School: Gregory Kramer
George Washington Carver High School: Cedric Lucas
Manhasset High School: Lukasz Mosakowski
Thomas Edison High School: Ada Deng
Bayside High School: Sara Morsi
Glen Cove High School: Johnson Ho
About the Award
Each award recipient received a certificate from the University and an invitation to attend a special awards banquet to be held on Thursday, June 14, 2007, along with their family and nominating teachers(s). In addition, an announcement ran in each of the student’s hometown newspapers announcing recognition for their achievement.
To be eligible, students must be juniors who are enrolled in chemistry or physics, math B, pre-calculus or above, and have demonstrated an interest in engineering and technology. Demonstrated interest may include presenting projects that feature engineering/technology at science-in-engineering competitions, participating in the FIRST Robotics Competition, or extracurricular clubs that feature engineering/technology, or taking a “Principles of Engineering” course.
A student may be nominated by one or more teachers in math, science or technology and/or a guidance counselor, along with approval by the school principal. This award recognizes work the student has already completed; no additional project or assignment is required.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students find their edge to succeed in more than 140 undergraduate and 155 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, education and allied human services, and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. With a student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, our professors teach small classes averaging 23 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis.