Alisa Yakovenko ‘18 loves problem-solving, which drew her to study industrial engineering at Georgia Tech, minoring in public policy. This summer, she will apply what she learned in the classroom in one of the world’s largest technology companies as a supply chain intern at Microsoft working with hardware and devices.
Art Department Chair Stephanie Silverman '00 NBCT was awarded the 2021 Dr. Martin Rayala Grant from the National Art Education Association's (NAEA) Design Issues Group (DIG) for an original curricular unit. The DIG Dr. Martin Rayala Grant Awards recognize dedicated NAEA Art and Design Educators for developing, implementing, and documenting insightful design-thinking learning challenges. Titled Juxtapositions & Biomimicry—Trans-Disciplinary Design Learning from Concept to Completion, Silverman's interdisciplinary unit incorporates both National Core Art Standards and NextGen Science Standards into design learning challenges, while leveraging new and emerging technologies. The unit is designed to teach students to systematically investigate connections between science, art, and design, and develop cognitive skills and behaviors to imagine and construct prototypes of real-world solutions. Silverman will be piloting her interdisciplinary design unit this spring semester with her Archmere Academy Introduction to Design & Junior Portfolio Design students. Silverman is beginning her EdD (doctoral program) in Curriculum & Instruction at Indiana University this spring.
Archmere’s College Counseling Office’s Three Questions with a Career Professional YouTube series explores different career fields with Archmere community members, such as alumni and parents of current students and alumni. Ms. Catherine Souza, Associate Director of College Counseling & Coordinator of Career Programs, asks each guest to share their education and career history, what a day in their life looks like, and how students interested in their career field could learn more. Additionally, they share the best piece of advice they’ve received throughout their career.
In honor of celebrating all who have fought nobly for their country, Archmere Academy celebrates Veterans Day by honoring former Archmere student, Frank Carpenter Burr, who lost his life during World War II with a posthumous diploma. He would have graduated with the Class of 1945.