R-MA Teachers, Students, Attend STEM Conference at VMI

R-MA teachers Dave Gillis and Tamala Sebring brought four Randolph-Macon Academy cadets to Virginia Military Institute (VMI) for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 8 and 9, 2013.  
 
The group heard Dr. William Casebeer from DARPA talk about his research in Cognitive Science, Dr. Amy Bernard discuss her work in neuroscience and mapping the human brain,  and Dr. Daniel Willingham share how humans remember information. They were also  entertained by Mr. Steve Spangler and his science "magic." According to Sebring, there were five breakout sessions that allowed everyone to choose topics of special interest and to hear and meet teachers, professors, and science experts from all over Virginia and and the country.

Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA), founded in 1892, is a college-preparatory, coeducational day and boarding school for students in grades 6 through 12.  Students in grades 9-12 participate in R-MA’s 91st Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and have the option to participate in a unique flight program. R-MA is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is located in Front Royal, VA.

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