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wwwJournalpress.com THE JOURNAL Wednesday, July 13, 2016 7 JOHN JOYCE Board member and NSWCDD sci- entist. "Listening to David Camp- NSWC Dahlgren Division bell, a former STEM camper and Corporate Communications King George High School graduate, Madeline didn't know if she liked describe the inspiration and oppor- STEM last year but decided, "eehh, tunities he received that shaped his I'll give it a shot" and enrolled in a decision to obtain a physics degree Navy science, technology, engineer- and become a launcher engineer ing, and mathematics (STEM) Sum- for the electromagnetic railgun pro- mer Academy. gram, reaffirmed the importance of The rising Spotsylvania eighth- the STEM Summer Academy" grader soon realized it was the best Campbell was accepted into decision sheevermade, the SEAP internship program at While engaged in a week of STEM NSWCDD as a high school student. camp activities - Madeline was '.'get- As a college student, he worked on ting into this" so much, she enrolled electromagnetic railgun technology in advanced placement classes that via the Navy Pathways Internship included engineering. Program -- established to provide "Then I found Out about the Junior degree-seeking students with expo- Mentor Program, and was like, 'yeah, sure to public service while enhanc- that would be really fun. Hopefully, ing their educational experience, and I'll get in:" she recalled, possibly providing financial aid to Madeline - now a rising Spotsyl- support their educational goals. vania High School freshman - got in. "He works with his mentor now" As a junior mentor at the 2016 Na- said Madeline in reference to Camp- val Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren bell's NSWCDD job working with Division-sponsored STEM Summer his former STEM summer camp Academy, she paused and spoke mentor. "Whooaa! Maybe ifI keep at about her potential to become a Navy it, I might actually be working with scientist or engineer one day, point- him one day" ing out that her NSWCDD engineer Madeline was among nine junior mentor started out as a "camper". mentors helping to run the camp Like his prot6g6, David Campbell while working on their own STEM -- an NSWCDD electromagneticprojects. The high school students railgun engineer for the past three worked with teachers and senior years -- became enthusiastic about mentors to advise the campers, and STEM as a middle school student gave parents tours of the camp and at the annual summer camp. AI- its various activities. though the junior mentor program "It's important to inspire addi- was not available when he was a high tional students to pursue a STEM school freshman, the engineer took degree and career which will ulti- advantage of high school and col- mately benefit the Navy by ensuring lege internship programs through there are enough scientists and engi- NSWCDD. neers in the workforce to allow it to "It's like a progression" Campbell fulfill its mission" said Indseth. "The told the middle school campers' par- STEM Summer Academy is continu- ents during a briefing at King George ing to do just that." Middle School Where the event was In all, 96 students -- from middle held from June 27 to July 1. "You start schools around the region -- devel- at this camp and it gives you an inter- oped their teamwork and problem- est and idea of what a STEM career solving skills in math and science, as could be like. You're surrounded by they partnered with a teacher and an people who do STEM careers. You're NSWCDD scientist or engineer. surrounded by activities where you "I feel very blessed to have this op- can be creative and you can keep get- portunity and to be able to bring four ting involved. There's a lot of oppor- students with me" said Ann Steimer, tunity out there" a teacher at the Tree of Life Prep,,ara- ~- Campbell recommended opportu- tory School in Fredericksburg. You nities available for high school stu- can't get this in a small school situ- dents Via the Science and Engineer- ation." Above, Navy electromagnetic railgun engineer David Campbell observes middle school students constructing the balsa wood towers they designed at the 2016 Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division-sponsored Navy science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (Summer Academy, held June 27 to July 1. Campbell - who became enthusiastic about STEM as a middle school student at the annual summer camp - returned to the camp as a Navy engineer to inspire and mentor students in STEM.Below, A middle school student builds a balsa wood tower he designed at the academy. He was one of 96 middle school students who developed their teamwork and problem-solving skills in math and science while partnering with a teacher and an NSWCDD scientist or engineer. ing Apprenticeship Program and The student teams competed in 10 They are teamed with students they and 17 Navy scientists and engineers design: They predicted the number for the college students -- the Navy robotics challenges using the Lego have never met. It's really awesome worked closely with the student ofeach color ofM&Ms in a large bag Pathways Internship Program. NXT robots. Students build and pro- to see how their relationship trans- teams, after compiling statistics on M&Ms Parents and theft children as well gram the robots to complete tasks forms over time and how well they The middle schoolers built water in smaller bags. The campers also as teachers andlocalofficials listened such as delivering supplies to troops, start working together as they start rockets and determined the optimal maximized the cargo carrying ca- intently as the railgun engineer tracking an infrared beacon, build- to mesh and understand each other's fuel load to maximize height. They pacity of boats they built out of alu- shared his personal experience and ing a warning beacon, and finding personalities" explored epidemiology -- the study minum foil and straws. knowledge about programs that lead mines. Camp activities included a tower and analysis of the patterns, causes, "I'm excited to use some of these to STEM careers. "It's a whole week of being im- design; build and brief challenge; and effects of health and disease con- strategies in my own classroom" said "Visiting the STEM Summer mersed into STEM, being creative, water rocket challenge; a life science ditions in defined populations. Steimer. "I feel grateful that four of Academy yesterday was a full circle and talking to other students:' said activity; and ten robotic challenges. What's more, the student teams our TLC students had the opportu- moment for me; said Tammy Inds- Campbell. "It's not like students Before, during and after each chal- constructed towers from balsa wood nity that they wouldn't get anywhere eth, a King George County School come here to work by themselves, lenge -- 17 middle school teachers and briefed an audience on the tower else to be exposed to different ca- reers." Their opportunity included activi- ties designed to foster communica- tion skills. Throughout the event, students consulted with each other and briefed their STEM projects to the academy's teachers and mentors. "It's not just STEM - it's actually communicating with other students," said Campbell. "If I didn't learn com- munication skills, I wouldn't have the relationships that I do today with the people on base and I wouldn't be able to communicate as effectively with those I work with. In order to make an idea successful, you have to go through multiple channels and those channels require you to com- municate with other people" The College of William & Mary provided curriculum and staffing support for the camp. "In the teachers' feedback, they frequently commented that they most enjoyed getting to work with the students outside of school in a less-structured environment on en- gaging, hands:on activities" said Kelley Clark, representing the Col- lege of William & Mary STEM Edu- cation Alliance at the event. "In ad- dition, several teachers commented that NSWCDD's STEM Academy has provided them with some of the best professional development they have received" The STEM Summer Academy -- co-sponsored by the Office of Naval Research Virginia Demonstration Project -- was initiated in 2004 to show a diversity of pre-teens and teens that math, science and engi- neering are fascinating, fun and re- warding. The initiative could eventually ex- pand beyond the Navy and evolve into a national demonstration proj- ect encompassing all Department of Defense laboratories in a sustained effort to secure the long-term com- petitiveness of America's science and technology workforce by hooking more kids on math and science at an earlier age. "Our research has consistently shown that the impact of scientist and engineer mentoring through NSWC Dahlgrens STEM outreach efforts is significant, said Clark. "Several of this 'ear's mentors ex- pressed how much they love giving of their time in this way and helping students to see the benefits and op- portunities of pursuing a career in the STEM fields" Additional information on STEM education can be found in the Col- lege of William & Mary STEM Edu- cation Alliance website: www.STE- Meducation.org; and social media via Facebook: https://www.facebook. com/STEMEducation; and Twitter: https://twitter.com/stemeducation. We are pledged real estate advertised real estate that vio- to the letter and spirit herein is subject to lates the fair housing of Virginia's Policy Virginia's fair housing law. Our readers are for achieving equallaw which makes it il- hereby informed that housing opportunitylegal to advertise "any alldwellingsadvertised throughout the Corn- preference, limitation, in this newspaper are monwealth. We en: or discrimination be- available on an equal courage and supportcause of race, color, opportunity basis. 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The purpose of the proposed amendment is to recognize geo- metric deficiencies on the portion of Route 3 (Kings Highway) located east of intersection of Routes 3 (Kings Highway) and 301 (James Madison Parkway); and stacking space de- ficiencies at the intersection of Routes 301 (James Madison Parkway) and 614 (Owens Drive/Potomac Drive). The format of the Comprehensive Plan will remain unchanged. Documents related to the above cases are available for public inspection during the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday in the Department of Com- munity Development, King George County Revercomb Administration Building, 10459 Courthouse Drive, King George, Virginia. The public is invited to attend the above sched- uled hearings and to express their views on the above cases. Those who are unable to attend the public hearings may submit their comments in writing to the Director of Com- munity Development, 10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 104, King George, Virginia 22485, prior to , the scheduled hearings. By Order of the King George County Board of Supervisors 7/6/2016, 7/13/2016 PUBLIC HEARING KING GEORGE COUNTY WETLANDS BOARD The King George County Wetlands Board will hold a public hearing beginning at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, July 28, 2016 in the Board Room King George County Revercomb Administration Building, 10459 Courthouse Drive, to consider the following requests: VMRC Permit Application #16-0701 : Request by Mark and Martha Adrian to install 232' of Riprap Reventment with toe protection, (2) low profile stone groins 6-12' wide and 44 to 48' long with approximately 100 cubic yards of beach nourishment along the Potomac River, on Belvedere Drive, Tax Map # 13 (4), Parcel 4C. 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