ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In order to support the local Phoenix community and the national Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) initiative, the Association of Old Crows (AOC) reached out to Edison Elementary School in Phoenix, Arizona. Edison is a public Smart Showcase School serving pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students that utilizes technology as a tool to improve student performance and teacher effectiveness. Edison Elementary School was tasked with creating Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) themed art for display September 23-26th, 2012 for the 49th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention at the Phoenix Convention Center's North building. In addition, the AOC will be hosting the Edison S.T.E.M. club on Monday, September 24th during the Convention's opening session.
Ms. Rosa Wilno, the school's art teacher for kindergarten through eighth grade, followed the National Standards for Arts to make connections between art and other curricular areas. The students were able to embrace S.T.E.M. through this art project. Ms. Wilno expressed this as a challenge for the students which they embraced with their thought processes and imaginations. The result is seven unique EMS art pieces. Ms. Hillman's 6th grade class contributed two different painted pieces titled "Can you see me?" and "Electromagnetic waves and Beyond." Mr. Anderson's 7th Grade class' painting answers the question, "What kinds of electromagnetic waves have the ability to travel through outer space?" Ms. Sphar's 5th Grade class conveyed what interference looks like through their piece. In sculpture form, the electromagnetic spectrum and parabolic curves as sound waves were made visible by Mr. Pabst's 8th Grade class and Ms. Meissen's 6th Grade class. Mr. Mason's 5th Grade class showed the wavelengths from daily use of communication devices as a plexiglass mobile.
The AOC (Association of Old Crows) recognizes the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) education for our Nation's young to be equipped with skills necessary for tomorrow's world and the resulting work environment. The AOC supports the S.T.E.M. Education Coalition in their S.T.E.M. programs for teachers and students at the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation.
AOC is a non-profit international Electronic Warfare/Information Operations (EW/IO) association which promotes electromagnetic spectrum operations and related activities across military, civilian and commercial applications.
SOURCE Association of Old Crows