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DATE: Tuesday, May 09, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
SUBJECT / RECOMMENDATIONS
Recognition of Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Winners of the 2017 Hillsborough Regional Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Fair and Participants of the 2017 State Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) (Office of Teaching and Learning)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Hillsborough Regional STEM Fair provides an opportunity for students to showcase their inquiry skill, creativity, use of technology, and innovation while enjoying mathematics, science, and engineering.  At the regional, state, and international fairs, students compete for a variety of awards and prizes offered by academic, business, community, and government partners.

In February 2017, over 2,100 students competed in the 2017 Hillsborough Regional STEM Fair held at the Tampa Convention Center.  The district honored five Best of Fair awards at their grade levels, as well as hundreds of other awards.

In addition, 16 middle and secondary students qualified to compete at the SSEF competition in Lakeland, Florida on March 28-30, 2017.  Three of these students will represent Hillsborough County Public Schools at the International Science Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, California on May 14-19, 2017, competing against students from around the world.

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
• Improve the high school graduation rate • Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child
FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted:  No)
This item is for recognition and has no financial impact to the district.
EVALUATION
N/A
SUBMITTED BY:  Larry R. Plank, Ed.S., Director of K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
Deborah Cook   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Academic Officer, Office of Teaching and Learning
(813) 272-4221
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
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Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170509_812 (Board Recognition Meeting) * Section A Item# 05