Silver Stage High School — Silver Springs, NV
Way Cool Student Scientist Report
Jim (teacher): I have a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University
in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology
from Lesley College. I have taught 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th
grades, and am presently teaching Cisco Networking, robotics,
electronics, and computer applications at Silver Stage High School. I
spend a lot of time at school, but when I have free time I enjoy
camping, hiking, and running ultra-distance races. I have lived my adult
life in Arizona, Alaska (8 years) and a number of small towns in Nevada.
I’d like to continue learning and teaching. I plan to spend more time on
web design and digital photography. I am very excited about the
opportunity to participate in a “real science” activity with NASA and
Matt (student): I am 16 years old. I was born in Evanston, Wyoming but
have lived the majority of my life in Nevada. I live with my mother, my
stepfather, and two sisters. Both of my sisters will be graduating this
year from high school. I have always attended school in Lyon County
since my kindergarten year.
I enjoy spending time on computers and playing video games, but I also
like to be able to get out with friends to play sports, go see a movie,
bowl, and other activities. I have always been great at math and like to
take a hands-on approach in my work. I don’t like to be doing the same
task everyday; instead I want to have work that can change over time and
give me something new to do.
I show an interest in this program because I have always loved to get
involved with technology and one day hope to design, build, and test new
computers and software. This program will allow me to see how fast-paced
the world of technology is becoming and what I should expect to come in
the near future.
Shannon (student): I’m a sophomore at Silver Stage High School. I was
born on May 30, 1987 and I have lived in Nevada for four years. I am a
second year cheerleader and I love being part of our school. On the
weekend I drive a racecar and enjoy trying new things.