SCUSD honored at UC Davis Engineering School C-STEM conference

UC Davis’ School of Engineering celebrated and rewarded Sacramento City Unified’s efforts in C-STEM (computing, science, technology, engineering and math) education at its fourth annual Conference on Integrated Computing and STEM Education held May 18.

Peter Milam, an eighth grader at SCUSD’s School of Engineering and Sciences (SES), was honored as C-STEM Student of the Year.

C-STEM Teacher of the Year awards were given to Dylan Besk and Ryan Mangan from SES, Mafe Aguilar from California Middle School and Clayton Dagler from Luther Burbank High School.SES Principal Matthew Turkie accepted an award recognizing the School of Engineering and Sciences as the C-STEM School of the Year.

Superintendent Jonathan Raymond addressed participants and made note of many of the STEM related accomplishments made by SCUSD schools, teachers and students.

The long list included:

  • Award-winning elementary and middle school FIRST Lego teams
  • High school FIRST Robotics teams making it into the semi-final rounds at regional tournaments
  • Eighth grade teams from the School of Engineering and Sciences that took first and second place at the 2013 UCD C-STEM competition
  • An award for technical design for a solar powered boat used in the SMUD Solar Regatta.